Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.
Search for free, downloadable images taken from our library and museum collections, including paintings, illustrations, photos and more.
Faraday, Michael (1791-1867), chemist and physicist
- Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867.
- Archives and manuscripts
Where to find it
About this work
Material, chiefly correspondence, formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.
Purchased from: Sotheby's, London, December 1919 (acc.67287), February 1928 (acc.67304), December 1929 (acc.52331), February 1930 (acc.52479), May 1930 (acc.52792), July 1930 (acc.56370), March 1931 (acc.56477), November 1931 (acc.75332), December 1931 (acc.75871), February 1932 (acc.76066 and 76088), December 1932 (acc.67553) and April 1934 (acc.66602); Puttick and Simpson, May 1930 (acc.62824); Desgranges, Paris, June 1930 (acc.67390); Stevens, London, September 1930 (acc.56557 and 73168), March 1931 (acc.68132), July 1931 (acc.68193), August 1931 (acc.68215 and 68232), October 1932 (acc.68315); Glendining, London, November 1930 (acc.78982), March 1932 (acc.67624), August 1932 (acc.67694), August 1934 (acc.67846) and March 1935 (acc.68470 and 68475); Hurcomb, London, February 1931 (acc.76585); Charavay, Paris, July 1933 (acc.66363); Hinterberger (or possibly Heck), Vienna, August 1935 (acc.69047); Christie's, London, November 1935 (acc.69132); either Desgranges, Paris, January 1936, or Glendining, London, c.1932 (acc.69291 and 69293); Desgranges, Paris, July 1936 (acc.69617). No.103 carries a Wellcome Historical Medical Museum caption stating it to have been presented by Dr. Francis H. Skrine; accession number and date not recorded. Nos.29, 59, 100 and 104 transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939 (acc.91800); original accession details not known. Provenance of nos.34, 47, 52, 71-72 not recorded (acc.67430). Accession numbers noted on nos. 29 and 59 (acc.24858), 63 (acc.87776) and 100 (acc.24856) apparently incorrect as the accession register description at these points do not correspond to these items. Accession details of nos.1, 4, 6, 15, 17, 37, 46, 49, 56, 64, 66, 69, 90-91, 98, 106-107 not known.
Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.