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Collection MS 2723 - Lewis Chemical Works, Stornoway

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GB 231 MS 2723


Lewis Chemical Works, Stornoway


  • 1855-1874 (Creation)

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Lewis Chemical Works, 1855-1874, Stornoway (1855-1874)

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the Lewis Chemical Works were established by Sir James Matheson and were operational between 1855 and 1874 with the intention to distill various substances from local peat.

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'The beginning and end of Lewis Chemical Works, January 1855 to October 1874', including maps and plans (possibly written 1895?), Xerox copy.

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