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John Knowles, FRS

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 28, (1896) pp.338-341.

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T.W. Windeatt

Prepared by Michael Steer

John Knowles was born in Kent but lived the latter part of his life in Ashburton. After service in the Navy he became famous for his publication on the Preservation of the Navy. His work treated principally with the protection of timber from dry rot by chemical and other means. So important was the topic, and so valuable his recommendations that he received lavish gifts and gold medals from the monarchs of several European and Scandinavian countries. He was elected FRS in recognition of his work and was also a Corresponding Member of the Philosophical Society of Rotterdam. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
 
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Behnes, W 340
Bonnycastle, Mr 338
Boydell 339
Bulteel, Mr 340
Carrick-Moore family 340
Christie 340
Denmark, King of 340
Dickinson, Robert 339
Fuseli, Henry 338-9
Garrick 340
Guildford, Countess of 340
Knowles, Canon 340
Knowles, Rear Admiral Charles, Bt 338
Knowles family 338, 340-1
Knowles, John FSA throughout
Knowles, Mary 338
Knowles, Mrs 340
Knowles, Samuel Posgate 340
Landseer, C 340
Louis XVIII 340
Manson 340
Melville, Viscount 339
North, Lady Georgina 340
North, Lady Susan 340
Posgate, Mary 338
Posgate, Mr 338
Prussia, King of 340
Rackets 340
Sardinia, Felix King of 340
Sweden, King of 340
Whiteare family 341