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The Advancement of Science: Some General Reflections

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  44, (1912) pp. 616-648.

by

Arthur R. Hunt, F.L.S., F.G.S.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper was presented at the Association’s Jubilee, 25th July, 1912 Exeter meeting. The 19th century in science saw the birth of science as a profession; the term scientist was coined in 1833 by William Whewell. It soon replaced the older term of (natural) philosopher. The author focuses on Devon’s contributions to progress in the sciences and particularly lauds the exciting discoveries by William Pengelly and his colleagues at Kents Cavern in Torquay, and with the unusual geology of the Bovey Basin. Genealogists are afforded valuable insights into the Devonshire Association’s intellectual powerhouse and its several elite constituents. The paper is from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal that 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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Airy, Sir George638-9
Ayrton, Mrs638
Bentley, Charles617
Buckland, Dean634
Campbell, Professor Lewis630
Canterbury, Archbishop of622
Clarke, Mr F.W628
Clarke, Mr Hyde631
Collins, Mr628-9
Dalton619
Darwin, Charles616, 621, 627, 632, 634-5, 638, 647
Darwin, Sir George639
De la Beche, Sir Henry638
Edison637, 641
Faraday640-1
Farrer, Lord630
Forbes635
Gashmu629
Gladstone, William636
Gosse, Mr P.H, F.R.S640
Graham-Bell, Professor637, 641
Gwyn Jeffreys, Mr635
Hanley635
Hartley, Professor Noel648
Haughton, Dr644
Humphrey640
Hunt, John636
Hunt, Thomas636
Hunt, Thomas Holdsworth636
Huxley, Professor619, 627, 630-2
Kelvin, Lord619, 641-2, 646-7
Lake625
Lightfoot, Bishop632
Lister641, 647
Lord Chancellor622
Lowe643
Lyell,624-5, 638, 641
Marr, Dr625
McEnery, Father634
Morley, Lord636
Morris640
Murchison638
Owen, Professor639
Pasteur647
Pengelly, William616-20, 622-4, 629, 635, 638, 643-5
Phillips, John625
Quixote, Don626
Rayleigh, Lord617, 639, 647-8
Restall625
Reynolds, Professor Osborne647
Russell, Mr Scott638
Saville, Mr616
Sedgwick, Rev Dr, D.D.634, 638
Somervail, Mr Alexander631-2, 642-3
Sorby, Dr637-8, 641, 645-6
Stokes, Sir G.G639
Strutt, J.W617
Thomson641
Townsend617
Warner, Rev George Townsend617
Wells, Mr H.G631-3, 636, 639
Westwood640
Wheatstone, Professor637
Worth, Mr Hansford643-4
Yarrell640
Young, Sydney648