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Memoir of Leonard Horner, F.R.S., F.G.S.

Memoir of Leonard Horner, F.R.S., F.G.S.
Consisting of Letters to his Family and from Some of his Friends

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072847

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  • Leonard Horner (1785–1864) was a prominent geologist, educator and, later, a factory inspector. In 1833 he was appointed to the Royal Commission on the employment of children in factories, and he inspected sites around the north of England. His earlier scientific work saw him elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1813, and he was twice president of the Geological Society. The two-volume Memoir of Leonard Horner, edited by his daughter, Katharine Lyell, and published in 1890, is a selection of letters to and from his family and friends. The correspondence gives vivid insights into the world of this influential reformer. Volume 1 focuses on Horner's life from his childhood until 1838, taking in many of the key events of his professional career, including his election to the Royal Society, his attempts at improving higher education in Edinburgh and his involvement with the inspection of factories.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072847
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. 1785-1811. Birth and parentage
    2. 1812–1813. Politics
    3. 1814. Journal in Holland
    4. 1815–October, 1816. Francis Horner's success in Parliament
    5. October, 1816–1817. Paris
    6. 1818–1819. Lansdowne House
    7. 1820–1823. Dr. Parr
    8. 1824–1826. Dr Parr
    9. 1827–1829. London
    10. 1830–1831. Letters from Mr. Hallam
    11. 1832–1833. Letter from Mr. Cockburn
    12. 1834–1835. Work among the factories
    13. 1837–1838. Lansdowne House
    14. 1838. Visit to Patricroft.

  • Author

    Leonard Horner


    Katharine M. Lyell

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