Biographies & Memoirs


The Bigger Picture

(In chronological order of publication)

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago UP, 1962-70

Albert Bettex, The Discovery of Nature (with 482 illustrations), Thames & Hudson, 1965

James D. Watson, The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA, 1968/2001

Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation, Danube edition, 1969

Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, 1973

Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin, Penguin, 1992

Lewis Wolpert, The Unnatural Nature of Science, Faber, 1992

James Gleick, Richard Feynman and Modern Physics, Pantheon Books, 1992

Michael J. Crowe, Modern Theories of the Universe from Herschel to Hubble, Chicago UP, 1994

Gale Christianson, Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995

Peter Whitfield, The Mapping of the Heavens, The British Library, 1995

John Carey (editor), The Faber Book of Science, Faber, 1995

Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: Volume I: Voyaging, and Volume 2: The Power of Place, Pimlico, 1995 and 2000

Michael Shortland and Richard Yeo, Telling Lives in Science: Essays in Scientific Biography, CUP, 1996

Dava Sobel, Longitude, Fourth Estate, 1996

Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present, HarperCollins, 1997

John Gascoigne, Science in the Service of Empire, CUP, 1998

Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder, Allen Lane, Penguin Press, 1998

Lisa Jardine, Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution, Little, Brown, 1999

Jonathan Bate, The Song of the Earth, Picador, 2000

Ludmilla Jordanova, Defining Features: Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2000

Patricia Fara, Newton: The Making of Genius, Macmillan, 2000

Mary Midgley, Science and Poetry, Routledge, 2001

Thomas Crump, A Brief History of Science as Seen Through the Development of Scientific Instruments, Constable, 2001

Oliver Sacks, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Picador, 2001

Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, Oxygen (a play in 2 acts), Wiley, New York, 2001

Anne Thwaite, Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of P.H. Gosse, Faber, 2002

Brenda Maddox, Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, HarperCollins, 2002 Peter Harman and Simon Mitton (editors), Cambridge Scientific Minds, CUP, 2002

Arnold Wesker, Longitude (a play in 2 acts), Amber Lane Press, 2006

Natalie Angier, The Canon: The Beautiful Basics of Science, Faber, 2007

Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Simon & Schuster, 2007

George Steiner, My Unwritten Books, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008

The Scientific and Intellectual Background 1760-1830

Peter Ackroyd, Newton, Chatto & Windus, 2006

Madison Smartt Bell, Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in the Age of Revolution, Atlas Books, Norton, 2005

Michael J. Crowe, The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900, CUP, 1986

Andrew Cunningham and Nicholas Jardine, Romanticism and the Sciences, CUP, 1990

Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, A Philosophical Poem with Notes, 1791

Hermione de Almeida, Romantic Medicine and John Keats, OUP, 1991

Adrian Desmond, The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine and Reform in Radical London, Chicago UP, 1989

Patricia Fara, Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Age of Enlightenment, Pimlico, 2004

Penelope Fitzgerald, The Blue Flower (a novel), HarperCollins, 1995

Tim Fulford (editor), Romanticism and Science, 1773-1833, a 5-vol anthology, Pickering, 2002

Tim Fulford and Peter Kitson (editors), Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830, CUP, 1998

Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee and Peter Kitson, Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era, CUP, 2004

John Gascoigne, Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment, CUP, 1994

James Gleick, Isaac Newton, Pantheon Books, 2003

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Scientific Studies (edited by Douglas Miller), Suhrkamp edition of Goethe’s Works, vol 12, New York, 1988

Jan Golinski, Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain 1760-1820, CUP, 1992

Richard Hamblyn, The Invention of Clouds, Picador, 2001

Peter Harman and Simon Mitron, Cambridge Scientific Minds, CUP, 2002

John Herschel, On the Study of Natural Philosophy, 1832

J.E. Hodgson, History of Aeronautics in Great Britain, OUP, 1924

Penelope Hughes-Hallett, The Immortal Dinner, Penguin, 2001

Desmond King-Hele, Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets, Macmillan, 1986

David Knight, Science in the Romantic Era (essays), Ashgate, 1998

David Knight, Science and Spirituality, Routledge, 2003

Trevor H. Levere, Poetry Realized in Nature: Coleridge and Early Nineteenth-Century Science, CUP, 1981

Alan Moorehead, The Fatal Impact: An Account of the Invasion of the South Pacific, 1767-1840, Hamish Hamilton, 1966, 1987

Alfred Noyes, The Torchbearers: An Epic Poem, 1937

William St Clair, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, OUP, 2004

James A. Secord, Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, Chicago UP, 2000

Jenny Uglow, The Lunar Men: The Friends who Made the Future, 1730-1810, Faber, 2002

Jenny Uglow and Francis Spufford, Cultural Babbage: Technology, Time and Invention, Faber, 1996

Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks, The Endeavour Ms Journal 1768-77, University of New South Wales, Australia, internet copy

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, edited by J.C. Beaglehole, Public Library of New South Wales, 1962

The Selected Letters of Sir Joseph Banks 1768-1820, edited by Neil Chambers, Imperial College Press, Natural History Museum and Royal Society, The Banks Project, 2000

The Scientific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks 1765-1820, edited by Neil Chambers, 6 vols, Pickering & Chatto Ltd, 2007

Hector Cameron, Sir Joseph Banks, 1952

Sir Harold Carter, Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820, British Museum, Natural History, 1988

Vanessa Collingridge, Captain Cook, Ebury, 2003

Journals of Captain Cook, edited by J.C. Beaglehole, 3 vols, CUP, 1955-74; Penguin Classics, edited by Philip Edwards, 1999

William Cowper, The Task, Book One, 1785

Patricia Fara, Joseph Banks: Sex, Botany and Empire, Pimlico, 2004

John Gascoigne, Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment, CUP, 1994

Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones, ‘Mai’, illustrated essay in Between Two Worlds, National Portrait Galley catalogue, 2007

John Hawkesworth, Voyages Undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere, 1773

Eva Lack, Die Abenteuers des Sir Joseph Banks (with rare illustrations of fish, plants and Harriet Blosset), Vienna and Cologne, 1985

James Lee, Introduction to Botany, with a Preface by Robert Thornton MD, 1785, 1810

E.H. McCormick, Omai, OUP, 1978

Richard Mabey, Gilbert White, Century, 1986

Alan Moorehead, The Fatal Impact, 1966, 1987

Patrick O’Brian, Joseph Banks, Harvill Press, 1987

Sydney Parkinson, A Journal of a Voyage in the South Seas, 1773

Roy Porter, ‘The Exotic as Erotic’, in Exoticism in the Enlightenment, edited by G.S. Rousseau and Roy Porter, Manchester UP, 1989

Edward Smith, Sir Joseph Banks, 1911

Daniel Solander, Collected Correspondence, edited by Edward Duyker and Per Tingbrand, Scandinavia UP, 1995

William and Caroline Herschel

Angus Armitage, Sir William Herschel, Nelson, 1962

Helen Ashton, I Had a Sister, L. Dickson, 1937

John Bonnycastle, Introduction to Astronomy in Letters to his Pupil, 1786 (expanded editions 1788, 1811, 1822)

Claire Brock, The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel’s Astronomical Ambition, Icon Books, Cambridge, 2007

Lord Byron, Selected Poems, edited by A.S.B. Glover, Penguin, 1974

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Collected Letters, 6 vols, edited by E.L. Griggs, OUP, 1956-71

Michael J. Crowe, Modern Theories of the Universe, Dover, 1994

Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, A Philosophical Poem with Notes, 1791

James Ferguson, Astronomy Explained, with a Preface by David Brewster, 1811

The Herschel Chronicle, edited by Constance A. Lubbock (his granddaughter), 1933

Caroline Herschel, Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel, edited by Mrs John Herschel, Murray, 1876; Cambridge UP, 1935

Caroline Herschel, Caroline Herschel’s Autobiographies, edited by Michael Hoskin, Science History Publications Ltd, Cambridge, 2003

William Herschel, Scientific Papers, 2 vols, edited by J.E. Dreyer, Royal Society and Royal Astronomical Society, 1912

Michael Hoskin, William Herschel and the Construction of the Heavens, Osbourne, 1963

Michael Hoskin, Stellar Astronomy, Science History Publications, 1982

Michael Hoskin, The Herschel Partnership as Viewed by Caroline, Science History Publications, Cambridge, 2003

Derek Howse, Nevil Maskelyne, CUP, 1989

Edwin Hubble, The Realm of the Nebulae, Constable, 1933

John Keats, Complete Poems, edited by John Barnard, Penguin, 1973

Henry Mayhew, James Ferguson, 1817

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Shelley’s Prose, edited by David Lee Clark, Fourth Estate, 1988

Peter Sime, William Herschel, 1890

Adam Smith, The Principles of Philosophical Enquiries, Illustrated by the History of Astronomy, Edinburgh, 1795

Frances Wilson, The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, Faber, 2008

Edward Young, Night Thoughts (poem), 1744-45


J.A. Bennett, ‘The Telescopes of William Herschel’ (with illustrations), Journal for the History of Astronomy 7, 1976

Michael Hoskin, ‘On Writing the History of Modern Astronomy’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 11, 1980

Michael Hoskin, ‘Caroline Herschel’s Comet Sweepers’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 12, 1981

Simon Schaffer, ‘Herschel on Matter Theory and Planetary Life’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 11, 1980

Simon Schaffer, ‘Uranus and Herschel’s Astronomy’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 12, 1981

Simon Schaffer, ‘Herschel in Bedlam: Natural History and Stellar Astronomy’, British Journal for the History of Science 13, 1986

Simon Schaffer, ‘On the Nebular Hypothesis’, in History, Humanity and Evolution, edited by J.R. Moore, CUP, 1988

The Balloonists

Thomas Baldwin, Airopaidia, 1786 (the narrative of a solo voyage in Lunardi’s balloon, including the first aerial sketches made from a balloon basket)

Henry Beaufoy, Account of an Ascent with James Sadler, from Hackney, 1811, British Library catalogue B.507 (I)

Henry Beaufoy, Two Balloon Scrapbooks of Henry Beaufoy, 1783-1843 (Item 57 in the McCormack Collection), Princeton University, USA

David Bourgeois, L’Art de Voler, Paris, 1784

Catalogue of Well-Known Balloon Prints and Drawings, Sotheby’s, 1962

Tiberius Cavallo FRS, The History and Practice of Aerostation, 1785

William Cowper, The Task (poem), in Letters and Poems, 1785

Le Départ du Rêve, Grand Palais exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1985

Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, 1791

Audoin Dollfuss, Pilâtre de Rozier, Association Francaise pour l’Avancement des Sciences, Paris, 1993

Raymonde Fontaine, La Manche en Ballon, Paris, 1982

The Gentleman’s Magazine - accounts of Lunardi’s ascents in 1784-85, and Sadler’s ascents in 1810-17

Charles Gillispie, The Montgolfier Brothers, Princeton UP, 1983

James Glaisher, with Camille Flammarion, Wilfred de Fonvielle and Gaston Tissandier, Travels in the Air, London, 1871

Charles Green, The Flight of the Nassau Balloon, 1836

Richard Hamblyn, The Invention of Clouds, Picador, 2001

Georgette Heyer, Frederica (a novel containing an excellent account of a balloon ascent), E.P. Dutton, 1965

J.E. Hodgson, History of Aeronautics in Great Britain, OUP, 1924

Dr John Jeffries, Narrative of Two Aerial Voyages with M. Blanchard as Presented to the Royal Society, 1786

Vincent Lunardi, My Aerial Voyages in England, 1785; and Five Aerial Voyages in Scotland, 1785

Thomas Monck Mason, Aeronautica, 1838

Thomas Mayhew, An Account of a Balloon Flight, 1855

Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Great Balloon Hoax’ (story), New York Sun, 1847

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, The Cloud Spotter’s Guide, Sceptre, 2006

L.T.C. Rolt, The Aeronauts, Longman, 1966

James Sadler, An Authentic Account of the Aerial Voyage, 1810

James Sadler, Across the Irish Channel, 1812

Windham Sadler, Aerostation, 1817

Mrs Sage, A Letter by Mrs Sage, the First English Female Aerial Traveller, on Her Voyage in Lunardi’s Balloon, 1785, British Library catalogue 1417.g.24

Gaston Tissandier, Histoire des Ballons et Aeronauts Célèbres 1783-1890, 2 vols, Paris, 1890

Mungo Park

William Feaver, The Paintings of John Martin, OUP, 1975. This includes a dramatic full-page colour reproduction of Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion (1812, Southampton Art Gallery)

Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee and Peter J. Kitson, ‘Mental Travellers: Banks and African Exploration’, in Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era, CUP, 2004,

The Gentleman’s Magazine, long review of ‘Mr Park’s Travels’, with illustrations from Rennell, August 1799

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, ‘A Negro Song’, 1799

Lewis Gibbons, Niger and Mungo Park, 1934

Stephen Gwynn, Mungo Park and the Quest for the Niger, 1932

BH (anon), The Life of Mungo Park, 1835, British Library catalogue 615.a.12

John Keats, ‘Nile Sonnets’, 1818

Kenneth Lupton, Mungo Park, African Traveller, OUP, 1979

Mungo Park, Journals, 2 vols, edited anonymously, including ‘A Journal of Park’s Last Voyage’, ‘A madi Fatoumi’s Journal’ and a Memoir by W. Wishaw, 1815

Mungo Park, Travels in the Interior of Africa, 1799, 1860; Nonsuch, 2005

Kira Salak, The Cruellest Journey: 6,000 Miles by Canoe to the Legendary City of Timbuktu, Bantam Books, 2005

Anthony Sattin, The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery and the Search for Timbuktu, HarperCollins, 2003

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alastor (poem), 1815; and ‘Nile Sonnets’, 1818

Robert Southey, ‘Note on Mungo Park’, in Thalaba, 1803

Alfred Tennyson, ‘Timbucto’ (poem), 1827

Joseph Thomson, Mungo Park and the Niger, 1890

Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America, 1825

William Wordsworth, rejected passage on Mungo Park, from The Prelude, 1805

Humphry Davy

Thomas Beddoes and James Watt, Considerations on the Medical Use of Factitious Airs, J. Johnson, 1794, British Library catalogue B. Tracts. 489

Henry Brougham, ‘Sir Humphry Davy’, in The Lives of the Philosophers in the Time of George III, London, 1855

George I. Brown, Count Rumford: The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius, Sutton, 1999

Lord Byron, Don Juan (poem in 16 cantos), 1819-24

F.F. Cartwright, The English Pioneers of Anaesthesia, Simpkin Marshall, 1952

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Collected Letters, edited by E.L. Griggs, vols 1-2, OUP

Humphry Davy, Collected Works, edited by John Davy, 9 vols, 1839-40

Humphry Davy, Fragmentary Remains, edited by John Davy, 1858

John Davy, The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, 2 vols, 1836

John Davy, Memoirs of Sir Humphry Davy, in Humphry Davy, Collected Works, Vol I, 1839

Sophie Forgan (editor), Science and the Sons of Genius: Studies on Humphry Davy (essays), Science Reviews Ltd, 1980

June Z. Fullmer, Young Humphry Davy, American Philosophical Society, 2000

James Hamilton, Michael Faraday: The Life, HarperCollins, 2002

Harold Hartley, Humphry Davy, Open University, 1966

Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions, Hodder & Stoughton, 1989

Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections, HarperCollins, 1998

David Knight, Humphry Davy: Vision and Power, Blackwell Science Biographies, 1992

Davy Lamont-Brown, Humphry Davy: Life Beyond the Lamp, History Press, 2004

John Ayrton Paris, The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, 2 vols, 1831

Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity, HarperCollins, 1997

Nicholas Roe (editor), Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life, OUP, 2001,

W.D.A. Smith, Under the Influence: A History of Nitreous Oxide and Oxygen Anaesthesia, Macmillan, 1982

Robert Southey, The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey, edited by C.C. Southey, vols 1-2, 1849

Dorothy A. Stansfield, Thomas Beddoes MD: Chemist, Physician, Democrat, Reidel Publishing, Boston, 1984

Thomas Thorpe, Humphry Davy, Poet and Philosopher, 1896

Anne Treneer, The Mercurial Chemist: A Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Methuen, 1963


A Collection of all Letters in Newcastle papers relating to Safety Lamps, London, 1817. See British Library catalogue Tracts 8708.i.2 (1)

Humphry Davy, On the Safety Lamp for Preventing Explosions, London, 1825 (contains an Appendix on the use of his safety lamps in Europe)

Humphry Davy, On the Safety Lamp for Coal Miners, with Some Researches into Flame (6 papers), London, 1818. See also his revised version in Collected Works, Vol 6, 1840

J.H.H. Holmes, A Treatise on Coalmining of Durham and Northumberland and the Explosions of Firedamp in the last 20 Years, London, 1816, British Library catalogue 726.e.37

Frank A.J.L. James, ‘How Big is a Hole? The Problems of the Practical Application of Science in the Invention of the Miners’ Safety Lamp by Humphry Davy and George Stephenson in Late Regency England’, in Transactions of the Newcomen Society 75, 2005, pp.175-227

John Playfair, ‘Sir Humphry Davy’s Safety Lamp’, in Edinburgh Review LI, 1816, pp.230-40

‘Report of the Select Committee on Accidents in Mines’, in Parliamentary Papers, 1835, vol 5, September 1835. British Library (Science) Series Parliamentary Papers 1835

Samuel Smiles, George Stephenson, 1855

Stephenson’s Lamp now at Killingworth compared to Humphry Davy’s Lamp (2 pamphlets), London, 1817, British Library catalogue 8708.i.2 (5)

Dr Frankenstein and the Soul

John Abernethy, An Enquiry into Mr Hunter’s Theory of Life Lectures, 1815

John Abernethy, A General View of Mr Hunter’s Physiology, 1817

John Abernethy, The Hunterian Oration for 1819, 1819

John Abernethy, ‘Letters to George Kerr 1814-1822’, in St Bart’s Hospital Journal, 1930-1, vol 38, edited by A.W. Franklin

Xavier Bichat, Physiological Researches on Life and Death (translated by F. Gold), 1816

Fred Botting (editor), New Casebooks: Frankenstein, Palgrave, 1995

Druin Burch, Digging up the Dead: The Life and Times of Astley Cooper, Chatto & Windus, 2007

Fanny Burney, The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame d’Arblay), vol 6, edited by Joyce Hemlow, Oxford, 1975

Richard Carlile, Address to the Men of Science, 1821

F.F. Cartwright, The English Pioneers of Anaesthesia, Simpkin Marshall, 1952

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (with James Gillman and J.H. Green), Notes Towards a More Comprehensive Theory of Life, 1816-19; edited by Seth B. Watson MD, 1848

Nora Crook and Derek Guiton, Shelley’s Venomed Melody, CUP, 1986

Humphry Davy, Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, 1814

Hermione de Almeida, Romantic Medicine and John Keats, OUP, 1991

Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1821

Thomas De Quincey, ‘Animal Magnetism’ (essay), 1840

Adrian Desmond, The Politics of Evolution: Medicine in Radical London, Chicago, 1989

George D’Oyly, ‘An Enquiry into the Probability of Mr Hunter’s Theory of Life’ (The Vitality Debate), in Quarterly Review, 1819, vol 43, pp.1-34. Usefully reprinted in Oxford World’s Classics edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Appendix B

Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee and Peter J. Kitson, ‘Exploration, Headhunting and Race Theory’, in Literature, Science and Exploration, CUP, 2004

Jan Golinski, Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain 1760-1820, CUP, 1992

Carl Grabo, A Newton Among Poets: Shelley’s Use of Science in Prometheus Unbound, University of North Carolina Press, 1931

John Keats, ‘Lamia’ (poem), 1820

William Lawrence, A Short System of Comparative Anatomy by JF Blumenbach (translated with an Introduction by Lawrence), 1807

William Lawrence, An Introduction to Comparative Anatomy: Two Lectures, 1816

William Lawrence, The Natural History of Man (Lectures on Physiology and Zoology), 1819

William Lawrence, ‘On Life’, Rees’s Cyclopaedia, 1819

William Lawrence, ‘On Man’, Rees’s Cyclopaedia, 1820

Trevor H. Levere, Poetry Realized in Nature: Coleridge and Early Nineteenth Century Science, CUP, 1981

Helen MacDonald, Human Remains: Dissection and its Histories, Yale UP, 2006

Anne K. Mellor, ‘A Feminist Critique of Science’, in Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fictions, Her Monsters, Routledge, 1988

Peter Mudford, ‘William Lawrence’, in Journal of the History of Ideas 29, 1968

Roy Porter and G. Rousseau (editors), The Ferment of Knowledge, CUP, 1980

Nicholas Roe, ‘John Thelwall’s Essay on Animal Vitality’, in The Politics of Nature, Palgrave, 2002

Sharon Ruston, Shelley and Vitality, Palgrave, 2005

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, 1818; the 1818 edition reprinted in Oxford World’s Classics, edited by Marilyn Butler, 1993; 2nd edition, 1831, reprinted as composite edition, Penguin Classics, edited by Maurice Hindle, 1992

Percy Bysshe Shelley, essays ‘On Life’, ‘On Love’, ‘On Dreams’, ‘On a Future State’, ‘On the Devil and Devils’, ‘On Christianity’ (1814-18), in Shelley’s Prose, or The Trumpet of a Prophecy, edited by David Lee Clark, Fourth Estate, 1988

Walter Wetzels, ‘Johann Wilhelm Ritter: Romantic Physics in Germany’, in Romanticsm and the Sciences, edited by Andrew Cunningham and Nicholas Jardine, CUP, 1990

Sorcerer and Apprentice; and Young Scientists

Charles Babbage, The Decline of Science in England, 1830

David Brewster, Life of Isaac Newton, Murray’s Family Library, 1831

The British Association for the Advancement of Science: Early Correspondence, edited by Jack Morrell and Arnold Thackray, The Camden Society, 1984

Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: Volume I: Voyaging, and Volume 2: The Power of Place, Pimlico, 1995 and 2000

Gunther Buttman, In the Shadow of the Telescope: A Biography of John Herschel, Lutterworth Press, 1974

Charles Darwin, Correspondence: Vol I, 1821-1836, edited by Frederick Burkhardt and Sydney Smith, CUP, 1985

Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, 1831-1836, edited by Janet Browne and Michael Neve, Penguin Classics, 1989

Charles Darwin, Autobiography, edited by Michael Neve, Penguin Classics, 2002

Humphry Davy, Consolations in Travel, or The Last Days of a Philosopher, Murray’s Family Library, 1829, 1831

Michael Faraday, Correspondence 1811-1831, Vol 1, edited by Frank A.L.J. James, Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1991

Marie Boas Hall, All Scientists Now, CUP, 1984

James Hamilton, Michael Faraday: The Life, HarperCollins, 2002

John Herschel, A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy, 1831

John Herschel, Herschel at the Cape: Letters and Journals of John Herschel, edited by David S. Evans, Texas, 1969

Richard Holmes, Shelley: The Pursuit, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974

Jack Morrell and Arnold Thackray, Gentlemen of Science: The Early Years of the BAAS, OUP, 1981

Steven Ruskin, John Herschel’s Cape Voyage, Ashgate, 2004

James Secord, Victorian Sensation, Chicago UP, 2000

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, 1st edition, Lackington, 1818; edited by Marilyn Butler, Oxford World’s Classics, 1993

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, 2nd edition, Bentley’s Popular Library, 1831; reprinted as composite edition, Penguin Classics, edited by Maurice Hindle, 1992

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound: An Epic Poem in 4 Acts, 1819

Mary Somerville, On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences, 1834

Thomas Sprat, History of the Royal Society, Kessinger, 2003

David Wooster, Paula Trevelyan (Paulina Jermyn), 1879

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