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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
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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108072861

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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, his scientific, social and political concerns, and key moments in his personal life.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108072861
    • dimensions: 250 x 320 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    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. Volume 2:
    1. 1839-1840. Visit to Mr. Samuel Greg
    2. 1841. Visit to Edinburgh
    3. 1842-1843. Geological Society
    4. 1844–1845. Factory Act
    5. 1846. Peace with America
    6. 1847–1848. Geological Society
    7. 1849–1850. Mr. Jameson
    8. 1851. Dean of Hereford
    9. 1852–1853. Balbo's Life of Dante
    10. 1854. Anniversary of Geological Society
    11. 1855–1856. Life of Baron Stein
    12. 1857–1860. Bishop of Rupert's Land
    13. 1861. Anniversary Geological Address
    14. 1862–1864. The Queen's sorrow
    Index.

  • Author

    Leonard Horner

    Editor

    Katharine M. Lyell

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