Reference numberMM/14/1
TitleSheets of notes by Michael Faraday, from a notebook headed 'Glass furnace note book Vol 2'
DescriptionRelating to the Optical Glass Committee.

"Of the active Committee of Michael Faraday, George Dollond and Herschel, Faraday was to analyse chemically the glass in use and to devise experimentally a better glass, Dollond was to act as a practical optician and Herschel was to test its optical properties". M Boas-Hall, 'All Scientists Now: The Royal Society in the Nineteenth Century', Cambridge: CUP, 1984, p32
Extent26 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee CMB/1/13, CMB/69-71, Optical Glass Committee Minute Books and MS/365, Faraday's Glass Furnace Note Book
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8218Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher1791 - 1867
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