Sketch Of The Life Of James Keir, Esq., F.r.s.; With A Selection From His Correspondence

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byJames Keir

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... Doctor PRIESTLEY To Mr. KEIR. Fair Hill, Tuesday, l&i/i August, 1784. Dear Sir, I send for your general inspection, not sor your reading, the first book of my work, and also the introduction. I have to peruse it once more before it goes to the press. The last article (MS.) contains the result of the experiments you saw going on in my laboratory. I wish to see you before we begin to print, which may be in a week or ten days. Yours sincerely, J. PRIESTLEY. To James Keir, Esq., Smethwick. Mr. KEIR To Doctor PRIESTLEY. Smethwick, January, 1788. Dear Sir, You will receive with this the second sheet of my Dictionary. You will find in it my strictures on Mr. Kirwan's investigation of the quantity and density of real acid in acid liquors, which, I think, is founded on false principles, but from which he has drawn numberless conclusions, and others have also reasoned from them as admitted truths, and consequently abundance of false reasoning introduced. In treating of the subject I could not avoid taking notice os Mr. Kirwan's papers, and, convinced of their errors, I could not speak candidly of them to the public without dissenting and showing my reasons for the difference of opinion. It is not a pleafant task, and it would give me much pain to find that I had misrepresented his doctrines in any respect; therefore, although what I have said is to the best of my judgment and conviction, yet I am extremely desirous you would read what I have faid and compare it with Mr. Kirwan's papers, and that you would point out any faults you may observe, or doubts you may have. I know the value of your time, and would not ask this favour for I am sensible it is a subject that will require some attention) if it were not to use every precaution I can not to do the slightest inju...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... Doctor PRIESTLEY To Mr. KEIR. Fair Hill, Tuesday, l&i/i August, 1784. Dear Sir, I send for your general inspection, not sor yo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217792715

ISBN - 13:9780217792714

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