Science and popular education in the 1830s: the role of the Bridgewater Treatises.

  title={Science and popular education in the 1830s: the role of the Bridgewater Treatises.},
  author={Jonathan R. Topham},
  journal={British journal for the history of science},
  volume={25 87 Pt 4},
  • J. Topham
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • History, Medicine
  • British journal for the history of science
As is widely known, the Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Creation (1833–36) were commissioned in accordance with a munificent bequest of the eighth Earl of Bridgewater, the Rev. Francis Henry Egerton (1756–1829), and written by seven leading men of science, together with one prominent theological commentator. Less widely appreciated is the extent to which the Bridgewater Treatises rank among the scientific best-sellers of the early nineteenth… Expand

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