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Priestley, Joseph (1733 - 1804)
 
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Image captionJoseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S. and member of many foreign literary societies.
Creator (Artist) Wedgwood, Josiah , 1730 - 1795
Publisher Darton, William , 1781 - 1854
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1822
Size 8.5 x 13 cm.
Call number Smith P/P933.26 M
Notes Engraving of Joseph Priestley. After a late 18th century plaque manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood. For a photograph of the original plaque, see P/P933a S. Caption below image: He was born March 18.th 1733 at Field-Head, near Leeds, in Yorkshire, and expired Feb.y 6.th 1804, in the 71.st year of his age. His publications are numerous, and in his mental constitution were united ardour and vivacity of intellect, with placidity and mildness of temper. In the domestic relations of life he was uniformly kind and affectionate. Not malice itself could ever fix a stain on his private conduct, or impeach his integrity. Such was the man who has added one more imperishable name to the illustrious dead of his country. 3 copies.