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To

President’s Address

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  X, (1878), pp. 29-50.

by

Sir Samuel White Baker, K.C.B., M.A., F.R.S., F.R.G.S.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Devonshire Association’s 1878Presidential Address was presented at its July Paignton meeting. Sir Samuel Baker had been asked to give the presidential address since the previous President’s wife had recently died. Sir Samuel was a widely known explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. His fulsome and impressive biography is available in Wikipedia.
The Address is an entertaining and informative panorama promoting the idea of progress and improvement and presenting the triumph of science as a major political and cultural force. It, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

 

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Alexander48
Ampére48
Armstrong39
Bell, Alexander Graham33
Bessemer, Mr.37
Cammell, Messrs38
Chamberlain41
Columbus, Christopher33
Cook, Mr.48
Daguerre, Mr.43
Daniell, Professor43
Davy, Sir Humphry43
Elkington43
Fox-Talbot, Mr.43
Froude, Mrs.29
Froude, Mr. William29
Goodyear, Mr.42
Hancock, Mr. T.41-2
Henry-Martini39
Lesseps, Mons. de34
MacIntosh, Mr.41-2
Minton41
Napoleon III38
Noah46
Oersted, Professor48
Omar, Caliph35
Palliser, Sir William37
Paxton40
Peel, Sir Robert30
Rameses II34
Snider39
Stephenson, Robert35
Tubal-Cain36
Waghorn, Lieutenant, R.N.34
Wedgwood, Mr.43
Wheatstone, Sir Charles48
Whitworth, Sir Joseph35, 37