Articles on tea and sugar

Scope and Content

Copies of articles written in the 18th century:
1. 'The Natural History of Tea', beginning: 'Tea, which throws some people into vapours, affects their complexion...'. The article cites as authorities 'Dr. Waldsmith' [Johannes Waldschmid?], and 'Dr. Hermenane', and refers to directions for making tea 'on pp.123, 124, and 161 on the first volume of this magazine'.
2. 'Historical and Medical Observations on Sugar', beginning: 'Sugar was originally the product of the East Indies'.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Access Information

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

202 x 130 mm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Bound with Simon Pauli, A treatise on tobacco, tea, coffee, and chocolate (1746; GL Cat.8257.1), translated into English by Dr. James, and A treatise on the inherent qualities of the tea-herb (1750; GL Cat.8579.1). The volume was formerly in the library of the London Institution.