Papers by William Hey, F.R.S., and related material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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. [72]. (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.

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

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Presented by Professor R.D. Preston, 6 March 1961

Note

In English

Custodial History

From the library of Professor R. Whiddington

Bibliography

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.

Additional Information

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

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