Joseph Priestley Letters

Scope and Content

Letters written by Priestley to various correspondents. The letters relate to Priestley's experiments on Phlogiston and other scientific matters, and to theology.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Priestley, 1773-1804, scientist.

Reference: Finding aid to Joseph Priestley Letters


There is no system of arrangement.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in a series of transactions from 1969.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further transactions are expected.