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Why was Faraday excluded from the Sandemanians in 1844?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 January 2009

Geoffrey Cantor
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Division of History & Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, The University of Leeds, Leeds 1.S2 9JT, U.K.

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1 For example, Gladstone, J.H., Michael Faraday, London, 1872, p. 35Google Scholar; Thompson, S.P., Michael Faraday, his Life and Work, London, 1898, pp. 297298Google Scholar; Marryat, H., ‘A student of scripture’, The Times, 21 09 1931Google Scholar, supplement, p. vii; Martin, T., Faraday, London, 1934, p. 116Google Scholar; Farber, E. (ed.), Great Chemists, New York and London, 1961, p. 470.Google Scholar

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3 Gladstone, , Faraday, 1872, p. 35. Emphasis added.Google Scholar

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6 See, for example, notes 286 and 290 in Thompson, Faraday. See also J.S. and Thompson, H.G., Sylvanus P. Thompson, his Life and Letters, London, 1920, p. 167.Google Scholar

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8 Undated newspaper cutting in Reid, David's ‘Faraday’Google Scholar volume, fol. 382, in possession of Mrs R. Brennan of Richmond, Yorkshire; Jerrold, W., Michael Faraday: Man of Science, London, 1891?, p. 100.Google Scholar

9 See Gladstone, , Faraday, 2nd edn, London, 1873, pp. 81, 84 & 131.Google Scholar

10 ‘A list of the London Church established at Glovers Hall in the year 1762’, manuscript volume in Edinburgh Meeting House.

11 Pike, S., An Account of the Christian Practices Observed by the Church in Barnsbury Grove, Barnsbury, London, and other Churches in Fellowship with them, in a Letter to a friend (n.d.), p. 8Google Scholar; Anon., The Customs of the Churches of Christ as Found in the New Testament (Edinburgh, 1908), pp. 910.Google Scholar

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13 Gladstone, , Faraday, 2nd edn. 1873, p. 36.Google Scholar Emphasis added.

14 Sims, G.R., The Referee, 21 06 1891, p. 7Google Scholar; Anon., ‘Sandemanianism from the sportsman's point of view’, The Clan, 1898, 3, pp. 24–6Google Scholar; Newspaper cutting, op. cit. (8); Daily Telegraph, 3 07 1891.Google Scholar Roll of the London Meeting House shows that Faraday was not excluded in 1856 but there is evidence that he came close to exclusion in 1850: see my forthcoming biography of Faraday.

15 See op. cit. (10).

16 1 Corinthians 11:18–34. See Pike, , op. cit. (11), pp. 1215Google Scholar; Anon., Customs, op. cit. (11), pp. 1316.Google Scholar

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19 For example, the schism of 1885. See op. cit. (18).

20 Information kindly supplied by Miss P. Clark, Assistant Registrar, Royal Archives, Windsor Castle. Dr Frank James has also failed to obtain any positive evidence.

21 ‘List of Old Buckenham’, Edinburgh Meeting House.

22 Copy of a letter ‘From the Church of Dundee to those sojourning in London’, signed Baxter, G.H., 10 12 1844, in small notebook, Edinburgh Meeting House.Google Scholar

23 Cree, R. to ?, 4 06 1845Google Scholar, in possession of Mrs R. Ferguson and Miss J.P.S. Ferguson.

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