Comprises: (1) ["Account of the Meteor as seen at Spacey House near Pannall, August 18th 1783"], in the form of a letter addressed "To the Philosophical & Literary Society Leeds", dated Leeds, February 4th, 1784, and signed Wm. Hey; ff. 14. (2) Another copy, unsigned, in a different hand, with two coloured illustrations and with the title given above; pp.14. (3) "On the method of guarding buildings etc. from the destructive effects of lightning", unsigned and undated, in the same hand as item 1; pp. 22. (4) "Part of Mr. Farish's Lectures on the various Arts and Manufactures - at Cambridge", notebook, pp. . (5) Note by Professor R. Whiddington about the papers, dated 23.7.51. (6) "The Hey Papers", reprinted from the Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (Scientific Section), vol.6, part 2 (December 1952), pp. 65-77.
Papers by William Hey, F.R.S., and related material
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Hey, 1736-1819, F.R.S., was one of the founders of the Leeds General Infirmary where he served as a senior surgeon from 1773 to 1812
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Presented by Professor R.D. Preston, 6 March 1961
From the library of Professor R. Whiddington
Items (1) and (3), with the illustrations from (2), and a specimen of Hey's hand from (1), are printed in "The Hey Papers", Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (Scientific Section), vol.6, part 2 (December 1952), pp. 65-77.
The Philosophical and Literary Society, Leeds, to which item (1) is addressed, is evidently not the same as the current Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, which was founded in 1819