The Wilkins Lecture - Sir Humphry Davy, Bt., P. R. S. 1778–1829

@article{Hartley1960TheWL,
  title={The Wilkins Lecture - Sir Humphry Davy, Bt., P. R. S. 1778–1829},
  author={H. Hartley},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1960},
  volume={255},
  pages={153 - 180}
}
  • H. Hartley
  • Published 5 April 1960
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
A visitor to the Society’s apartments passes on the staircase, first the bust of our Royal Founder and Patron by Nollekens and then the romantic portrait by Lawrence of the most romantic of our Presidents, Humphry Davy, whose name, next to that of Newton, is the most widely remembered of them all. And rightly so, for it was his discovery of the principle of the safety-lamp that made possible the great expansion of coal mining, the basis of our national wealth. It removed so largely the risk of… Expand
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