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[Letterbook], 1722-1770.

Author: Henry Baker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of copies of 210 letters to and from Henry Baker, dating from 1722 to 1770. The letters discuss contemporary affairs, such as the Jacobite Rebellion and the London earthquake in 1750, as well as scientific subjects, especially microscopy, electricity, and the education of deaf children. A letter in 1743/4 addressed "To Mr. Blair" gives an account of Baker's life;  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry Baker; Robert Blair; Henry Baker; Robert Blair
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Baker
OCLC Number: 702177797
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Annotated throughout in another hand, in pencil; this hand also includes a list of contents at the beginning of the second volume.
Pasted into front cover of first volume: a portrait of Henry Baker, "Author of The Microscope Made Easy, Etc., From a Drawing in the possession of the family."
The first volume, dated 1722-1748, contains entries 1-109; the second, dated 1749-1770, contains entries 110-210.
Binding: half morocco.
Description: 2 vols. ; 32 x 21 cm.
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of copies of 210 letters to and from Henry Baker, dating from 1722 to 1770. The letters discuss contemporary affairs, such as the Jacobite Rebellion and the London earthquake in 1750, as well as scientific subjects, especially microscopy, electricity, and the education of deaf children. A letter in 1743/4 addressed "To Mr. Blair" gives an account of Baker's life; elsewhere, he writes, "Nothing hardly has been thought of at London lately but Experiments in Electricity: one of the prettiest of which is, I think, the electrifying Trees in Pots, from the Leaves whereof, upon the Approach of the Hand, or any non-electric Body fine Purple Flames issue out of an Inch or more in length." Another letter, written by Robert Blair in 1744, declares, "Amongst many kinds of Seeds which I have been lately Examining, there is one which I think uncommonly beautiful in the seed of the Indian Scabious," and includes a copy of a poem titled "To Sacharissa Weeping," which he calls "a little trifle of mine;" another letter by Blair dated 1745 expresses anxiety about "a good many copy's of the 2d Edition of my Poem of the Grave that are not yett disposed of" and begs Baker to recommend the poem to his acquaintances. Other correspondents include William Arderon, P. Doddridge, and P. Collinson.

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