Acknowledgements

I am grateful to the Trustees of Dr Williams’s Library for permission to publish transcripts of Joseph Priestley’s letters contained in DWL MS 12.12 on this site.

I am grateful to the Royal Society for permission to publish a transcript from MS 655, and to the Birmingham Reference Library for permission to publish a transcript from the Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives, IIR10/73499.

I would like to thank Professor Isabel Rivers and Dr David Wykes for their comments, suggestions and encouragement, and for Dr Wykes’s invaluable assistance in proofreading a number of the transcripts. I am also grateful to Professor Grayson Ditchfield for help in identifying some of the figures referred to in the letters, to Dr Jan Broadway for technical advice, and to all of the staff at Dr Williams’s Library for their assistance.