The Journals of Walter White: Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society

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Although he left school at fourteen to work as an upholsterer and cabinet-maker, Walter White (1811-93) would spend forty years working in the library of the Royal Society. White was mostly self-taught, a voracious reader who also learnt German, French, and Latin, and a diligent attender at lectures and other events offering self-improvement. After a brief emigration to the United States, he returned to Britain in 1839, and was offered a post as 'attendant' in the Royal Society's library in 1844; this led to his cataloguing ...

The Journals of Walter White: Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108045131

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