BSHS Monographs 6Archives of the 
British Chemical Industry, 

Morris, Peter J. T., and Russell, Colin A.; Smith, John Graham (ed.). 1988. Archives of the British Chemical Industry, 1750-1914: A Handlist. (Oxford: British Society for the History of Science), 273pp.

ISBN 0-0906450-06-3



  • out of print


“A model of thoroughness and scholarly organization, which will be the starting point for all future workers in the field.”

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Industrial Archaeology Review

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