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A History of the Royal Society

A History of the Royal Society
With Memoirs of the Presidents
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108028196

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  • The Royal Society has been dedicated to scientific inquiry since the seventeenth century and has seen a long line of illustrious scientists and thinkers among its fellowship. The society's Assistant Secretary and Librarian, Charles Richard Weld (1813–1869), spent four years writing this two-volume History of the Royal Society, published in 1848, which also includes illustrations by his wife, Anne. Weld's aim was to document the 'rise, progress, and constitution' of the society. He charts how the informal meetings of like-minded men engaged in scientific pursuits in the mid-1600s developed into a prestigious society that by 1830 counted as one of the world's most influential scientific institutions.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108028196
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. State of literature and science in Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
    2. Origin of Royal Society involved in some obscurity
    3. The Restoration favourable to the establishment of a philosophical society
    4. Large proportion of physicians amongst the early members of the Society
    5. Early labours of the Society
    6. Memoir of Lord Brouncker
    7. Evelyn's designs for the Society's armorial bearings
    8. Sorbière's account of his visit to the Society
    9. Committee concerning Chelsea College
    10. Memoir of Sir J. Williamson
    11. Memoir of Samuel Pepys
    12. Memoir of Lord Pembroke
    13. Memoir of Lord Somers
    14. Memoir of Sir Isaac Newton
    15. House occupied by the Society in Crane Court
    16. Impetus given to the study of meteorology
    17. Memoir of Martin Folkes. Volume 2:
    1. Memoir of Lord Macclesfield
    2. Memoir of Lord Morton
    3. Memoir of Sir James Burrow
    4. Revision of Statutes
    5. Government announce their intention of providing apartments for the Society in Somerset House
    6. Dissensions in the Society
    7. The Society petition George III for funds to commence a geodaetical survey
    8. Establishment of the Royal Institution
    9. The Society resume the consideration of the North-west Passage
    10. Memoir of Sir Humphry Davy
    11. The Society receive a letter from the Treasury respecting Mr. Babbage's calculating machine
    12. Harris's lightning-conductors
    13. Memoir of Davies Gilbert
    14. Retrospective review of the labours of the Society

  • Author

    Charles Richard Weld

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