Humphry Davy Letters website launched
Davy wrote poetry throughout his life and was a close friend of S. T.Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Walter Scott, and other literary figures.Humphry Davy was the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth century. Born in Penzance, Cornwall, he rose to prominence at the Pneumatic Institute in Bristol, before moving to the Royal Institution in London, and eventually becoming President of the Royal Society. He was the first to isolate the elements sodium, potassium, barium, strontium, calcium, boron, and magnesium - the largest number credited to any individual discoverer. He wrote poetry throughout his life and was a close friend of S. T.Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Walter Scott, and other literary figures.
This website is the first stage in the publication of the first ever edition of the Collected Letters of Humphry Davy and his Circle, edited by a team of Davy scholars. EDinteractive developed a powerful administration system to allow the letters to be digitized and searched. The public website has just launched at: http://www.davy-letters.org.uk and provides an insight into the project and further information about Davy's letters and where they are held.Article by Alex Fenton | View all posts