First published in 1963. Humphry Davy, knighted by the Prince Regent in 1812 for his contributions to science, and later created baronet for his invention of the miners’ safety lamp, was among the foremost European chemists in the early nineteenth century.
Anne Treneer tells in full the story of Humphry Davy’s life. From letters, journals and memoirs of the time, Davy and his contemporaries come to life. This title will be of great interest to scientists and historians.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Childhood and Schooldays 2. With Doctor Borlase: Penzance 3. With Doctor Beddoes: Clifton 4. Clifton Company 5. Davy and Coleridge 6. London 7. The Happy Orator 8. Discovery 9. Coleridge Again: Ireland 10. Jane Kerr of Kelso 11. Early Days of Marriage: Michael Faraday 12. The First Continental Journey 13. The Safety Lamp 14. The Second Continental Journey 15. President of the Royal Society 16. Further Researches: A Northern Tour 17. The Beginning of Illness: ‘Salmonia’ 18. ‘Consolations in Travel’ 19. The Last Journey; A Select Bibliography; Index