John Barrell: Dr Beddoes, 19 November 2009
Show More The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius by Mike Jay.
Yale, 294 pp., £20, April 2009, 978 0 300 12439 2Show More
“... backers to invest in a dead cert. With an impressive list of endorsements, from Black, Darwin, James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgwood, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, and with the financial backing of his patient Tom Wedgwood, himself a gifted experimental chemist when he was well enough to be so, in 1799 Beddoes ...”