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Papers, [1832-1837], relating to teaching and lectures

Rough drafts and printed syllabuses of lectures delivered or prepared by Charles Wheatstone, notably on the subject of sound, 1832-1837, including manuscript text of a lecture to the Royal Institution, London, entitled ‘On the vibrations of columns of air in cylindrical and conical tubes’, 1832; lists of experiments and diagrams employed during lectures on sound at King’s College London to demonstrate the functioning of particular musical instruments and the properties of sound and vibrations; manuscript summaries of the main points of the lectures which comprised discussion of the production and propagation of sound, vibrations of elastic surfaces, the classification of musical instruments and the human organs of hearing and speech, with printed syllabuses of these lectures and lectures at King’s College London on the measurement of sound, light, heat, magnetism and electricity, 1834-1837; lists of demonstration equipment and scientific apparatus possibly used for teaching; working notes on grave harmonics, including extracts from published works on the subject by, among others,  Gustav Gabriel Hällström (1875-1844), Finnish physicist.

Photocopy of lecture texts and publications, 1858-1865

Photocopies of inaugural address to medical students on the value of a medical education, with comparisons with the study of chemistry, October 1858; introductory lecture by Bloxam at the opening of evening classes at King’s College London, 1862; poem entitled The Feast of the Blues describing contemporary chemists and their work, 1865; address on the causes and possible remedies for explosions in coal mines, nd

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