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Priestley Celebration at the Chemical Society

Nature volume 131, page 555 (15 April 1933) | Download Citation



PRIESTLEY commemoration discourses were JL delivered before the Chemical Society on April 6 by Sir Philip Hartog, Prof. A. N. Meldrum, and Sir Harold Hartley, and there was also an exhibition of manuscripts, portraits, medals, books, apparatus, and personal mementoes lent by the Royal Society, Dr. Alexander Scott, Mr. G. H. Gabb, Mrs. Arundell Esdaile, Mr. W. C. Priestley, Dr. C. H, Spiers, and Dr. J. A. Newton Friend, or in the possession of the Chemical Society. Unfortunately, few of Priestley's instruments survive, as nearly all of them, together with his books and manuscripts, were destroyed when rioters sacked his house at Farhill, Birmingham, in 1791.

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