Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

208 ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE. [chap. 
men, commanders, or statesmen, or, still more, 
of divines. 
Physics and Mathematics.—(10) The origin 
of my interest in .... is mainly due to my 
father’s knowledge of geology, navigation, and 
engineering. (11) Primarily derived [both by 
education and inheritance] from my father. 
Chemistry.—(3) Permission to carry on little 
experiments at home, in a room set apart for 
the purpose..... Subsequently residing abroad 
and my mother making a home for me there. 
(4) I was taught at home with my brothers ; 
we had always the example of industry, and were 
encouraged to think for ourselves. (8) My 
father gave me [some books on chemistry, 
and] I owe to my mother a child’s curiosity 
and afterward a man's reverence for scientific 
truth, (ll) My tastes received no encourage¬ 
ment whatever from relations, my mother 
excepted. 
Geology.—(1) My father and an aunt collected 
specimens. (4) I was indebted in a high degree
        

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