Memorandum on the improvement of gunpowder, with a theory of the explosive effect of Fued Gunpowder.

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur G37/15/16
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000286.0x000130
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1809
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 file containing 32 folios

Scope and Content

The improvements are predicated upon the use of the Parkinsonia plant rather than the gram plant, Lord Clive (presumably Edward, but possibly Robert) being credited as the first person to cultivate the former in India. The memorandum arose from experiments conducted on 14 April 1809. There is no indication of the author.

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