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Tue Apr 04 21:35:56 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Priestley in America, by Edgar F.
Smith This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Priestley in America 1794-1804 Author: Edgar F.
Smith Release Date: March 6, 2007 [EBook #20751] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PRIESTLEY IN AMERICA *** Produced by Hilary Caws-Elwitt, in honor of Peter James Caws and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net PRIESTLEY IN AMERICA 1794-1804 BY EDGAR F.
SMITH UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA P.
BLAKISTON’S SON & CO. 1012 WALNUT STREET COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY P.
BLAKISTON’S SON & CO. THE MAPLE PRESS YORK PA PREFACE Tue Apr 04 21:35:56 2017 2 The writer, in studying the lives of early American chemists, encountered the name of _Joseph Priestley_ so frequently, that he concluded to institute a search with the view of learning as much as possible of the life and activities, during his exile in this country, of the man whom chemists everywhere deeply revere.
Recourse, therefore, was had to contemporary newspapers, documents and books, and the resulting material woven into the sketch given in the appended pages.
If nothing more, it may be, perhaps, a connecting chapter for any future history of chemistry in America.
Its preparation has been a genuine pleasure, which, it is hoped by him whose hand guided the pen, will be shared by his fellow chemists, and all who are interested in the growth and development of science in this country. PRIESTLEY IN AMERICA There lies before the writer a tube of glass, eleven and one half inches in length and a quarter of an inch in diameter.
Its walls are thin.
At one end there is evidence that an effort was made to bend this tube in the fl...





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