Michael Faraday: Papers

Find out more about the papers of Michael Faraday held in the Ri Archive.

  • Notes from Michael Faraday's lab book
    Credit: Royal Institution

Michael Faraday

Laboratory Assistant, 1813,1815-1826
Director of the Laboratory, 1825-1867
Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, 1833-1867
Superintendent of the House, 1852-1867

Papers at the Ri

The papers include laboratory notebooks, lecture notes and various publications, some administrative papers on the Royal Institution of Great Britain including cash books, correspondence regarding his work for the Admiralty and the Corporation of Trinity House whilst, general communication with people and other organisations. Other items include his book collection, scrapbooks, portfolio of portraits and apparatus.

Catalogue information is currently available on the National Archives Discovery  service and a summary of the collection can be found on the AIM25 website.

Other resources

A complete edition of Faraday's approximately 4900 extant letters is being published under the editorship of Frank James at the Royal Institution.

Find out more about the Correspondence of Michael Faraday.

For more information or if you wish to book an appointment to view the archives please see the main archive page.

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