Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Faraday, Michael, 1791 - 1867 (natural philosopher)

 Person

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

  • 1
  • 2
 File

Astronomical methods, 1851 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/169
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods concerned primarily with the altazimuth and equatorial telescopes and the construction of piers for the transit circle, and mentioning mirrors, lenses and barrel and pendulum clocks. The correspondents include T. Barnaby, W.C. and G.P. Bond, I.K. Brunel, W. De La Rue, C.P. Smyth, C.A.F. Peters, J.T.R. Robinson, C. Wheatstone, J. Challis, E. Dunkin, M. Faraday, T. Grubb, W. Lassell, O.M. Mitchel, Lord Rosse and W. Simms. The volume includes a photograph of a...
Dates: 1851 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Business correspondence, 1821 - 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/805
Scope and Contents

Airy's business correspondence, volume 1, including letters from Amyott, Baldwin, Banks, Barlow, Barton, Clowes, Cubitt, Dolland, Easton, Faraday, Furlong, Gilbert, Jones, Lowry, Simms, Smedley, Stevenson, Tully, Williams, Watkins and Woolf, with an index to the correspondents at the end.

Dates: 1821 - 1830
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Business correspondence, 1831 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/806
Scope and Contents

Airy's business correspondence, volume 2, including letters from Baldwin and Co., Children, Deighton, Dolland, Faraday, Hardy, Jones, Knight, Lowry, Mitchell, Ryder, Sheepshanks, Simms, Taylor, the University Press, Watkins and Woolgar, with an index to the correspondents at the end.

Dates: 1831 - 1835
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Correspondence appointing Thomas Young, Edward Sabine and Michael Faraday to the Resident Committee after dissolution of the Board of Longitude, 1828 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 239-244
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum...
Dates: 1828 - 1829
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on academic works, 1847 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/465
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on various academic works, including W.H. Stevenson's thoughts on hydrogen, gas and water; E.W. Brayley's injury to book bindings by gas; and R.S. Poole's places of the sun and moon's longitude in regard to ancient Egyptian chronology. There are papers by F. Coxworthy on the influence of electricity in regard to various scientific phenomena; M. Faraday's galvanic experiments; Airy's essays on the route of the Israelites during the Exodus; a small map of North Canada...
Dates: 1847 - 1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on Lighthouse Commission, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/326
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Professor M. Faraday, Dr Gladstone, the Revd R. Main, Herbert Airy and others on the Lighthouse Commission. The volume includes a pamphlet on lighthouse lenses; a model 'to illustrate the effect of the Rotating Prisms at the Calais Light House', with two photographs of the model; a questionnaire from the Royal Commission on Light-Houses; and a proof report from the said commission.

Dates: 1860 - 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on magnetic instruments, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/676
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning magnetic instruments. The correspondents include G. Forbes, H. Lloyd, F. Beaufort, J.F.W. Herschel, K.F. Gauss, M. Faraday, J.V. Lamont, F. Baily, E. Sabine, C. Brooke and F. Ronalds. The papers include diagrams of the small needles used in the Magnetic Observatory at Munich; a printed 'Account of the Induction Inclinometer and of its Adjustments' by H. Lloyd; a piece of gilt covered paper; a printed paper by W. Snow Harris titled 'New Steering...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1850 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/404
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include M. Faraday, J.F.W. Herschel, Lord Rosse, W. Hopkins, W. Cubitt, E.W. Brayley, B. Disraeli, R. Sheepshanks, C. Pritchard, E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, A. de Morgan, R.I. Murchison, C.W. Dilke, J.A. Broun and T. Bell.

Dates: 1850 - 1853
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/405
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include E.W. Brayley, M. Faraday, Lord Rosse, E. Sabine, W. Whewell, Lord Wrottesley and J. Yates. The papers also includes minutes of the council of the British Association and a copy of the lecture given by Airy at the Royal Institution 'On the results of recent calculations on the Eclipse of Thales and other eclipses connected with it'.

Dates: 1852 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on the Standards Commission, 1849 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/344
Scope and Contents General correspondence on the Standards Commission. The correspondents include M. Biot, E.W. Brayley, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, M. Faraday, J.P. Gassiot, T. Maclear, E. Sabine, C.A. Peters and G.G. Stokes. The volume includes a galley proof titled 'Proposals to increase the gross weight of the Sovereign to 125 grains by making a small addition to the alloy, but preserving 113 grains of fine gold contained therein'; a copy of 'A Bill for regulating Weights and Measures'; a paper titled...
Dates: 1849 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on visitor admissions, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/706
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests from the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, personal requests to visit the Observatory, and instructions to assistants to receive guests. The correspondents include C. Wood, F. Beaufort, J. Barrow, S.H. Herbert, H.T.C. Corry, H.G. Ward, R.S. Dundas, J.G. Children, C.W. Pasley, H.C. Schumacher, J.F. Encke, J.W. Lubbock, T. Henderson, W.R....
Dates: 1835 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence on weights and measures, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/342
Scope and Contents General correspondence, letters A-H, on proposals to reform or decimalise the standards of weights and measures. The correspondence takes the form of questionnaires to respected parties and asks opinions on proposed improvements. Those questioned include D.F.J. Arago, A.D. Bache, F.W. Bessel, S.H. Christie, T. Colby, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, M. Faraday, J. Field, W.H. Fitton, Sir W.R. Hamilton and T. Henderson. There are also newspaper extracts from 'The London Mercantile Journal and Weekly...
Dates: 1838 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence with scientific bodies, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/401
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various local scientific societies, the Italian and French institutes and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, with related papers. The material includes rules, grants of money, and meetings and lists of members of the British Association, with reports from 'Le Constitutionnel' and the 'Journal of Commerce' on the Association's Congress at Oxford. There is also a map of York (1844) and papers on the Historical Society of Science, the Institution of...
Dates: 1836 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence with scientific societies, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/408
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are reports of committees under the auspices of the British Association; notices, agendas and proceedings for the British Association and its meeting in Aberdeen, and for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, the London Institution and the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club; a report on the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club in 'The Gateshead Observer'; a plan of Aberdeen; proposals for new premises for the...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence with scientific societies, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/410
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are minutes and proceedings of the British Association; papers on the work of the Balloon Committee; R. Willis' address to the 1862 conference at Cambridge; the programme and list of membership for this Cambridge conference; 'Birmingham Daily Post' and 'Daily Telegraph' reports on balloon trials; Airy's talk on strains in tubular bridges; writing by J.D. Forbes on the conduction of heat in bars; determination of...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Dr Thomas Young's Vouchers, 1825 - 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/20: 575-680
Scope and Contents From the File:

Vouchers of Dr Thomas Young for payments to tradesmen and others. Also includes occasional correspondence.

Dates: 1825 - 1826
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Harton pendulum experiments, 1854 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/212
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, letters A-L, regarding pendulum experiments at Harton, including a letter to the Academie des Sciences, correspondence with the Admiralty, and correspondence with, among others, J. Anderson, G.A. Biddell, J.R. Hind, R.C. Carrington, Professor J. Challis, G.S. Criswick, E. Dunkin, W. Ellis, Professor M. Faraday, J. Glaisher, E. Green, Sir John Herschel, Lt Col. James and M.J. Johnson.

Dates: 1854 - 1877
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Mathematical and scientific correspondence, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/436
Scope and Contents Correspondence on mathematical and scientific matters, including the polyhedric fan by S.M. Drach; ways of finding the area and circumference of a circle; proof of roots of equations; papers for mathematics examinations at University College, London; convergent series by A. de Morgan; ancient Egyptian notations by C. Rodgers; methods of reduction for the Indian survey; the explosive power of steam boilers compared to gunpowder; a French astronomy and physics review; a paper by P.E. Chase on...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/377
Scope and Contents Aiy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters A-K. The correspondents include, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, G.P. Bond, J. Booth, R.C. Carrington, W. Cubitt, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, M. Faraday, J.D. Forbes, E. Frankland, J.E. Galle, A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, C. Hansteen, J.F.W. Herschel, F.W.H.A. Humboldt, W.S. Jacob and M.J. Johnson. The papers include two newspaper cuttings, one on the death of Sir Francis Beaufort,...
Dates: 1857 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1823 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/808
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, including letters from Atkinson, Auber, Becourt, Bernard, Brock, Bull, Catton, Clamp, Cloyne, Coates, Couch, Cutler, Edmonds, Exley, Farren, Faraday, Field, Fisher, Godsworthy, Gwatkin, Harvey, Heber, Hitchcock, Holditch, Hope, Hopkins, Ingle, Jenkins, Knowles, Lagarde, Lardner, Laurie, Laybourne, Lee, Macdonald, Mackenzie, Ogilvie, Paris, Peacock, Pontifex, Rainy, Reach, Seares, Slade, Smith, Strutt, Sylvester, Travis, Tyson, Vince, Wall, Wallace,...
Dates: 1823 - 1835
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/462
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography and geology. The correspondents include J.F.W. Herschel, F. Beaufort, J. Gardner, F. Baily, T.R. Birks, P. Kelland, C. Wheatstone, M. Faraday, and Edward and Richard Greswell. There are papers on calotype photography; a proposal for the establishment of a college to promote chemistry; several printed papers on chronology; the 'Report of the Committee on Lightning Conductors'; papers on...
Dates: 1838 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/468
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography, geology, optics and tides. The correspondents include, among others, M. Faraday, H. Malden, E.W. Brayley, J. Challis, H.H. Turner, W. White, J.W. Bosanquet, J.R. Hind, W.M. Leake, E. Garbett, A.R. Clark, E. Sabine, C.V. Walker, J.S. Henslow, C.P. Smyth, E. Dunkin, C. Brooke, A.B. Beechy and F. Beaufort. The material includes a paper by M. Faraday 'On Electric Induction'; papers by F....
Dates: 1853 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/470
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on various scientific topics. The papers begin with work on electricity and magnetism, including W. Thomson's transfer of galvanic currents; J. Tyndall's lecture on magnetic repulsion delivered to the Royal Institution; and C. Chalmers' notes on electricity. There are samples of J.C. Clark's chemical telegraph; material on I.K. Brunel's proposal of voyages to India; various barometer readings; longitudes of Paris, Lancaster, Torbay and Algeria; and a letter by D....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/471
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include J.C. Clark, W.H. Preece, C.F. Varley, C.V. Walker, M. Faraday, J. Tyndall, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A. Sedgwick, W.H. Miller, J.D. Forbes, W. De La Rue, H. Lloyd, E. Dollond and L.A. Reeve. The papers include pages extracted from the 'American Journal of Science and Arts' on (static) electricity; a copy of 'Our Magazine', including an article on electricity deflections; two maps...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/476
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, F. Faraday, C.V. Walker, J.V. Lamont, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Preece, H. Lloyd, C.F. Varley, P.A. Secchi, J.P. Gassiot, B. Stewart, W. Siemens, E.W. Brayley, A. Sedgwick, J. Gillis, W. De La Rue, B.C. Brodie, J.T. Chance, H.E. Roscoe, G.G. Stokes, T. Belt, L. Horner, W. Bowman, J.F.W. Herschel and A.S. Herschel. There is a printed paper on earth...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
  • 1
  • 2

Additional filters:

Subject
Magnetism 4
Manchester 2
Metrology 2
Adelaide 1
Africa 1

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.