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Number 11, Winter 1991

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TITLE Author Page
Symposium Introduction. Derek A. Davenport 3
The Royal Institution and Michael Faraday: A Personal View. John Meurig Thomas 4
Faraday and his Biographers. L. Pearce Williams 9
Faraday's Election to the Royal Society: A Reputation in Jeopardy. June Z. Fullmer and Melvyn C. Usselman 17
Educating the Judgment: Faraday as a Lecturer. Geoffrey Cantor 28
The Military Context of Chemistry: The Case of Michael Faraday. Frank A. J. L. James 36
Michael Faraday's Bibles as Mirrors of his Faith. Herbert T. Pratt 40
Faraday's Health Problems. James F. O'Brien 47
Faraday's 1822 Chemical Hints Notebook and the Semantics of Chemical Discourse. Ryan D. Tweney 51
Faraday's Search for Fluorine. Harold Goldwhite 55
Observations on Faraday as Organic Chemist Manque. Derek A. Davenport 60
Michael Faraday and the Art and Science of Chemical Manipulation. William B. Jensen 65
The Chemical Manipulator. Sydney Ross 76
Unpublished Letters of Faraday and Others to Edward Daniel Clarke. Sydney Ross 79
The Pathway to the Laws of Electrolysis. John T. Stock 86
From Electrochemical Equivalency to a Mole of Electrons:
The Evolution of the Faraday.
Marcy Hamby Towns and Derek A. Davenport 92
A Biographical Check List.   100
A Faraday Timeline.   101