Five Questions: Tim Fulford and Sharon Ruston on Humphry Davy’s Letters

By Matthew Sangster

Professors Tim Fulford (De Montfort University) and Sharon Ruston (Lancaster University) have recently completed the gargantuan task of collecting and annotating all the surviving letters of the great Romantic-period chemist Humphry Davy. These are now available in a four-volume Oxford University Press edition that as well as the letters themselves includes an introduction, comprehensive notes, biographies of salient people and a glossary of chemical terms. Below, Tim discusses the process of producing the edition and provides a glimpse of the treasures it contains.

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