Non-Fiction

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A Perspective View of Ludlow Castle for the European Magazine, and article on The Late Storms

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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A Sorry End: The Priestley Riots of 1791

Image: Ticket for the French Revolution Dinner, Birmingham 14 July 1791. The Dinner began the chain of events… read more »

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Advertisement: Batty’s Circus, Shrewsbury, including the ascent of Mr Hughes on his head on top of a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 4 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Charles Radenhurst, New Royal Hotel, New Street, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Iohn Traies, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Kendall and Son, Perfumers, Cabinet Case Makers, and Importers of Foreign Fancy Merchandise, London

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Messenger and Sons, Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Tripods and Lamps

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Mrs Graham’s Ascent: the first ascent of the Only English Female Aeronaut

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Opening of Hughes’ s Great Mammoth Equestrian Establishment, Shrewsbury

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: Radclyffes and Co, General Printers and Stationers, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Birmingham, Manufacturer of Articles

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Vice Consul and Knight Chevalier

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Stock and Sharp, Glass and Lead Warehouse, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: The Last Appearance of Mr Harper, Black singer and comedian

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 5 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Advertisement: W. and G. Peters, Importers of Foreign Wines and Spirits

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Article from The Salopian Journal, 10 October 1838, on Mrs Graham’s ascent in a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Bowood House: Discovery of Oxygen; Respiratory Science

Image: Antoine Lavoisier, the French chemist, whom Priestley met in 1774. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day: Dr Priestley

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Image and article relating to Mr Green’s ascent in a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 7 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Introduction

Image: Portrait of Joseph Priestley. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Joseph Priestley’s importance as… read more »

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Introduction

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Two hundred years ago,… read more »

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Introduction: Interpretations

The “Priestley” Riots of July 1791 are one of the best-documented episodes in Birmingham history. The initial… read more »

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Joseph Priestley: Trail-blazing Experimenter

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley, 1782, showing examples of scientific equipment beneath the portrait. Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection… read more »

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Map of the Mining and Manufacturing District of South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, etc.

William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836).… read more »

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Note relating to the life of John Wilkinson

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Photograph of gravestone of Dr Priestley in Cemetery of Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Joseph Priestley’s gravestone

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Joseph Priestley’s house in the United States of America

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley at the age of 30

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, from South-East, showing Priestley’s Laboratory

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of scientific instruments

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Priestley and the Church of England

Image: Bishop Samuel Horsley, one of Priestley’s main Anglican opponents. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel… read more »

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Priestley in Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Image: Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, from the south-east showing Priestley’s laboratory Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection… read more »

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Priestley’s Arrival in America

Image: Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day, Dr Priestley. The apotheosis of Joseph Priestley. The scientist ascends into… read more »

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Priestley’s Death and long-term Reputation

Image: Gravestone of Dr Priestley in the Cemetery of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. “To the memory of the Rev Dr… read more »

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Priestley’s Early Career

Image: The Earl of Shelburne, Priestley’s patron from 1772 to 1780 Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by… read more »

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Priestley’s Educational Philosophy

People, Priestley insisted, were not what they were born but what their education had made them. A… read more »

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Priestley’s Origins

Image: Birthplace of Joseph Priestley, Fieldhead, Leeds, Yorkshire. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Joseph… read more »

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The French Revolution Dinner 14 July 1791

Image: French Revolution Dinner. This Ticket entitles the bearer to a Bottle of Wine at the Dinner at… read more »

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