See also:English naturalist, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 8th ofMay 1698 . After serving an apprentice-
See also:ship with a bookseller, he devised a
See also:system of instructing the
See also:deaf and dumb, by the practice of which he made a considerable
See also:fortune . It brought him to the
See also:notice of Daniel
See also:Defoe, whose youngest daughter
See also:Sophia he married in 1729 . A
See also:year before, under the name of
See also:Henry Stonecastle, he was associated with Defoe in starting the Universal Spectator and Weekly Journal . In 1740 he was elected
See also:fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society . He contributed many
See also:memoirs to the Transactions of the latter society, and in 1744 received the
See also:Copley gold medal for microscopical observations on the
See also:crystallization of saline particles . He was one of the founders of the Society of Arts in 1754, and for some
See also:time acted as its secretary . He died in London on the 25th of .
See also:November 1774 . Among his publications were The Microscope made Easy (1743), Employment for the Microscope (1753), and several volumes of
See also:original and translated, including The Universe, a Poem intended to restrain the
See also:Pride of Man (1727) . His name is perpetuated by the Bakerian lecture of the Royal Society, for the foundation of which he
See also:left by will the sum of £loo .
SIR BENJAMIN BAKER (1840-1907)
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