The Royal Institution Its Founder and First Professors
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The Royal Institution Its Founder and First Professors

By Bence Jones
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  • THE ROYAL INSTITUTION.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE ROYAL INSTITUTION.
  • CHAPTER I. LIFE OF RUMFORD BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE INSTITUTION. 1753 to 1799.
  • CHAPTER II. LIFE OF RUMFORD AFTER THE FOUNDATION OF THE INSTITUTION. 1799 to 1814.
  • CHAPTER III. EARLY HISTORY OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, 1799-1800; WITH THE LIFE OF PROFESSOR GARNETT.
    • Of the Funds of the Institution.
    • Privileges of the Original Subscribers or Proprietors of the Institution.
    • Privileges of the Subscribers for Life.
    • Privileges of Annual Subscribers.
    • Privileges that are common to Subscribers of all Denominations.
    • Of the Government and Management of the Institution.
    • Of the Committee of Visitors.
    • Miscellaneous Articles.
    • For three years.
    • For two years.
    • For one year.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE PROGRESS OF THE INSTITUTION TO THE RESIGNATION OF PROFESSOR YOUNG. 1801 to 1803. WITH THE LIFE OF DR. THOMAS YOUNG. 1773 to 1829.
    • Plan and Regulations of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Albemarle Street, written by Dr. Thomas Young.
  • CHAPTER V. THE PROGRESS OF THE INSTITUTION TO THE TIME OF FARADAY. 1804 to 1814.
  • CHAPTER VI. LIFE OF DAVY. 1778 to 1829.
    • NEW DISCOVERY IN CHEMISTRY.
  • APPENDIX I. CONTAINING ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION REGARDING THE SERVICE OF COUNT RUMFORD IN THE AMERICAN WAR.
    • Proposed Establishment of a Corps of Light Troops to be raised for his Majesty’s Service, to be commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson, Commandant of the King’s American Dragoons.
  • APPENDIX II. CONTAINING A LETTER FROM DR. YOUNG TO COUNT RUMFORD, WHEN THE OFFER OF THE PROFESSORSHIP AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION WAS MADE TO HIM; AND TWO LETTERS TO SIR JOSEPH BANKS ON THE INVENTION OF A MICROMETER TO BE USED FOR MEASURING WOOL. THE ORIGINALS OF THESE LETTERS ARE AMONGST THE PAPERS OF SIR JOSEPH BANKS.
    • DR. YOUNG TO COUNT RUMFORD.
    • DR. THOMAS YOUNG TO SIR JOSEPH BANKS.
    • DR. THOMAS YOUNG TO SIR JOSEPH BANKS.
      • Specimens of Wool from Mr. Sheppard, as measured by the Agricultural Thermometer.
    • Specimens of Wool from Mr. Sheppard, as measured by the Agricultural Thermometer.
  • APPENDIX III. TABLE OF THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION TO 1814 OMITTING SHILLINGS AND PENCE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX.
  • GENERAL LIST OF WORKS PUBLISHED BY Messrs. LONGMANS, GREEN, and CO.
    • History, Politics, Historical Memoirs, &c.
    • Biographical Works.
    • Criticism, Philosophy, Polity, &c.
    • Miscellaneous Works and Popular Metaphysics.
    • Astronomy, Meteorology, Popular Geography, &c.
    • Natural History and Popular Science.
    • Chemistry, Medicine, Surgery, and the Allied Sciences.
    • The Fine Arts, and Illustrated Editions.
    • The Useful Arts, Manufactures, &c.
    • Religious and Moral Works.
    • Travels, Voyages, &c.
    • Works of Fiction.
    • Poetry and The Drama.
    • Rural Sports, &c.
    • Works of Utility and General Information.
  • INDEX.
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