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Faraday, Michael: letter, 9 Jun 1843

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL49a
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Faraday, Michael: letter, 9 Jun 1843
Date(s): 1843
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Faraday | Michael | 1791-1867 | chemist and natural philosopher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Faraday was born in London in 1791. He was apprenticed to a bookbinder. He became deeply interested in chemistry and began to work for the retired Professor Humphrey Davy and for the Royal Institution, becoming its director in 1825. From the 1820s he conducted many experiments in electromagnetism and made great advances in the understanding of electricity and magnetism; his work laid the foundations that have made practical use of electricity possible. From 1829 until 1852 he was Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, and from 1836 to 1863 he was a member of the University of London Senate. He married Sarah Bernard (1800-1879) in 1821 and they were both practising members of the Sandemanian Christian sect.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Michael Faraday of the Royal Institution, [London] to R W Rothman [Registrar of the University of London], 9 Jun 1843. Relating to Unversity of London examinations in Chemistry. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library: Supplement 1921-1930 (1930). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Tregaskis in 1912, about 2 months after Ludlow's books were sold at Hodgson's.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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