Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JP/4
TitleLetter from Joseph Priestley to R. Phillips
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DescriptionLetter written by Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) to R. Phillips a bookseller at St. Paul's on 6 June 1802. Priestley writes that he has written to Mr. Duane a printer in Washington and Philadelphia and to the editor of two democratic newspapers 'to procure you the printed sheets of the work you mention...I wish it was more in my power to express my gratitude for your many favours. Much is due to you, and little in my power to pay'. He goes on to praise the magazine and medical journal which Mr. Phillips publishes saying that Mr. Johnson used to send them to him and says 'your magazine is to me at this distance invaluable'. He encloses copies of some articles which have taken years to write, including one on the controversy of phlogiston to be published, if suitable, in Phillips' magazine. He discusses the publication of his works in England and that his object in writing these is not gain adding that 'in time, and especially after my death, the demand of both these works (being quite original) would abundantly indemnity any publisher'. Written from Northumberland, USA.
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