Authorised form of nameBennet; Abraham (1749 - 1799)
Dates1749 - 1799
Dates and placesBaptism:
Taxal, Cheshire (20 December 1749)
09 May 1799
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1789
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (MP)
Douglas McKie, 'Priestley's Laboratory and Library and Other of his Effects' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 114-136
Paul Elliott, 'Abraham Bennet, FRS (1749-1799): A Provincial Electrician in Eighteenth-Century England' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 59-78, plate
Royal Society codeNA6697
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1788/14Bennet, Abraham: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/9/13/1Letter, 'Description of a new electrometer' from Abraham Bennet to Joseph Priestley14 September 1786
L&P/9/13/4Plate, 'Two sections of the instrument' by Abraham Bennet1786
L&P/9/13/3Plate, 'Stages of experiment' by Abraham Bennet1786
L&P/9/46/1Paper, 'An account of a doubler of electricity' by Abraham Bennet1787
L&P/9/46/2Plate, 'Collection of atmospherical electricity' by Abraham Bennet1787
L&P/9/13/2Plate, 'A section of the new electrometer' by Abraham Bennet1786
L&P/9/46/4Table, 'Diary of atmospherical electricity' by Abraham Bennet1787
L&P/9/220/3Plate, 'A new magnetic needle' by Abraham Bennet1791
L&P/9/220/2Plate, 'A new magentic needle' by Abraham Bennet1791
L&P/9/46Paper, 'An account of a doubler of electricity' by Abraham Bennet1787
L&P/9/220Paper, 'A new suspension of the magnetic needle, intended for the discovery of minute quantities of magnetic attraction; also an air vane of great sensibility, with new experiments on the magentism of iron filings and brass' by Abraham Bennet1791
L&P/9/46/3Plate, 'The process of doubling' by Abraham Bennet1787
L&P/9/13Paper, 'Description of a new electrometer' by Abraham Bennet14 September 1786
L&P/9/19Letter, 'Appendix to the description of a new electrometer ' from Abraham Bennet to Charles Blagden18 December 1786
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