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Faraday, Michael (1791-1867)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2332-2334
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Faraday, Michael (1791-1867)
Date(s): [1825-1835]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Faraday | Michael | 1791-1867 | chemist and natural philosopher
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Administrative/Biographical history:

From 1813 Faraday was Chemistry Assistant at the Laboratory of the Royal Institution, first to Sir Humphrey Davy [1778-1829], and then to William Thomas Brande [1788-1866], for whose lectures these extensive notes were compiled.


Scope and content/abstract:

Annotated copy of Thomas Brande's 'Manuel of Chemistry'. London. 1819, with copious MS. holograph additions and notes, etc by Michael Faraday: extra-illustrated with engraved plates of the Royal Institution Laboratory, etc. These notes are mostly references and quotations from earlier writers on chemistry and from scientific journals. Many of the longer entries are initialed 'M. F.', and the latest date is 1835. Produced in London.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Each volume contains Faraday's book-plate pasted inside the upper cover.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1931.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009

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