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Ronalds, Francis Sir 1788-1873

Overview
Works: 31 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 863 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: Q111, 016.537
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Most widely held works by Francis Ronalds
Catalogue of books and papers relating to electricity, magnetism, the electric telegraph, &c. Including the Ronalds library by Francis Ronalds( Book )

17 editions published between 1880 and 1994 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of an electrical telegraph and of some other electrical apparatus by Francis Ronalds( Book )

14 editions published between 1823 and 1972 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of an electrical telegraph by Francis Ronalds( Book )

3 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telegraph transmission by synchronously rotating discs and static electricity
Account of Mr. Ronalds' pendulum doubler of electricity( Book )

2 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science : Meeting] by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

12 editions published between 1849 and 1853 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of an electrical telegraph by Francis Ronalds( )

1 edition published in 1823 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions de quelques instruments météorologiques et magnétiques, par Francis Ronalds by Francis Ronalds( Book )

3 editions published in 1855 in French and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of books and papers relating to electricity, magnetism, the electric telegraph, etc. by Francis Ronalds( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of books and papers relating to electricity, magnetism, the electric telegraph ... including the Ronalds Library : With a biographical memoir by Francis Ronalds( Book )

2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessions to the [Ronalds] Library ... By A.J. Frost by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1885 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On photographic self-registering meteorological and magnetic instruments by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1847 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of Books and Papers Relating to Electricity, Magnetism, the Electric Telegraph, etc : Including the Ronalds Library by Francis Ronalds( )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1816, Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873) became the first physicist to demonstrate the possibility of an electric telegraph. Previously, the only telegraphs were semaphores - cumbersome signal towers capable of sending only two or three words per minute. However, his idea was dismissed by the Admiralty, where senior officials deemed any new telegraphs 'unnecessary'. Although his designs were soon to be superseded by those of the more successful Samuel Morse, Ronalds' devotion to telegraphy never waned; he spent much of his life collecting books on the subject. Upon his death, his collection was left to the Society of Telegraph Engineers, where it would become available to those most in need of it. Covering more than 13,000 titles, and including a short memoir of Ronalds, this book, first published in 1880, is a catalogue of that collection and other relevant works. It remains an invaluable resource for students in the history of science
Deux Archéologues anglais à Carnac en 1834 (Sketches at Carnac ... ... 1834 ... by Alex. Blais, ... and Francis Ronalds, ... London, 1836), par le Dr G. de Closmadeuc, by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Collection of pamphlets on meteorological instruments and weather telegraphy]( Book )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Catalogue of books and papers relating to electricity, magnetism, the electric telegraph, & c including the Ronalds library by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report concerning the observatory of the British Association at kew by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eptiome of the electro-meteorological and magnetic observations, experiments, etc. made at the Kew Observatory by Francis Ronalds( Book )

1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Francis Ronalds British meteorlogist

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Languages
English (79)

French (6)