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Description: This excellent from-life albumen photograph shows a seated Whewell with a library backdrop.

3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ image is mounted to larger cardstock with the sitter identified in ink below. There is no indication of the photographer. Item #P00224

William Whewell (1794-1856) was one of the most influential scientists of the 19th c… a scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, historian of science and theologian. He was known for his wordsmithing… coining new terms: “scientist”, “linguistics”, “astigmatism”, among others. He influenced the works of John Herschel, Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin, and Michael Faraday among others and championed the work of Lady Mary Shepherd. He coined the terms anode, cathode and ion for Faraday. He taught Moral Philosophy at Trinity College, was named a Master of the College in 1841, and then became its Vice-Chancellor in 1842 and 1855.

Condition: Very good condition.