Sir Francis Ronalds and his Family

Family Bibliography

Sir Francis Ronalds' picture of "Samuel" (1829) made using his perspective drawing instrument; also probably engraved and printed by him. Based on Richard Freebairn's model of Sir Joshua Reynolds' painting. From Mechanical Perspective

Sir Francis Ronalds

Biography

Sir Francis Ronalds: Father of the Electric Telegraph (2016)
- published by Imperial College Press

Francis Ronalds (2017)
- published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

The Ronalds-Carter Family in 19th-Century Battle (2018)
- published by the Battle and District Historical Society

Sir Francis Ronalds' entry in the Dictionary of National Biography (1897)


Electrical Science and Engineering

Francis Ronalds (1788-1873): The First Electrical Engineer? (2016)
- published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)

Sir Francis Ronalds and the Electric Telegraph (2016)
- published by the Newcomen Society

Bicentennial of Francis Ronalds' Electric Telegraph (2016)
- published by the American Institute of Physics

Remembering the First Battery-operated Clock (2015)
- published by the Antiquarian Horological Society

Sir Francis Ronalds' early delineation of electromotive force and current (1814)

Sir Francis Ronalds' paper on his first electric clock (1815)

Sir Francis Ronalds' Descriptions of an Electrical Telegraph (1823)

Catalogue of Sir Francis Ronalds' electrical library (1880), (2013)


Meteorology, Atmospheric Electricity, Geomagnetism and Photography

Sir Francis Ronalds and the Early Years of the Kew Observatory (2016) - published by the Royal Meteorological Society

The Beginnings of Scientific Recording using Photography: Sir Francis Ronalds' Contribution (2016)
- published by the European Society for the History of Photography

Sir Francis Ronalds' paper describing his cameras (1847) - published by the Royal Society


Travel and Archaeology

Surveying the Carnac Stones in 1834 - published by Histories of Archaeology Research Network - a blog

Alexander Blair & Sir Francis Ronalds' Sketches at Carnac (Brittany) in 1834

Sir Francis Ronalds' 1818-20 Grand Tour (2016)
- published by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, Bulletin No. 67



Sir Francis Ronalds' lithograph of a standing stone near Carnac, Brittany (1834) made using his perspective drawing instrument

Sir Francis Ronalds' Relatives

Alfred Ronalds, Fly Fishing and Australia

Alfred Ronalds' The Fly-fisher's Entomology (1836)

The Ronalds Family of Australia (1985)


Hugh Ronalds and Horticulture in Brentford

Ronalds Nurserymen in Brentford and Beyond (2017)
- published by the Gardens Trust

Elizabeth Ronalds (1788-1854): Horticultural Illustrator (2018)
- published in Archives of Natural History

Elizabeth (Betsey) Ronalds (2018)
- published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Hugh Ronalds' Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis: or, a Concise Description of Selected Apples (1831)

John Ronalds' paper describing his house for propagating plant cuttings (1832) - published in the Horticultural Register

The Ronalds Family in Brentford and Ontario (2016)
- published by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society


James Montgomrey and his Timber Mill

The Montgomrey Family of Brentford: Timber Merchants and Benefactors (2018)
- published in London's Industrial Archaeology


Peter Martineau and his Sugar Refinery

Peter Finch Martineau and his Son (2018) - published by the Martineau Society, Newsletter No. 41


Samuel Carter and the Railways

Samuel Carter (2018) - published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

The Ronalds-Carter Family in 19th-Century Battle (2018) - published by the Battle and District Historical Society


Thomas Gibson and Silk Weaving

Thomas Gibson & Thomas Field Gibson (2017) - published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Thomas Gibson and Son: Spitalfields Silk Manufacturers (2017)
- published in the East London History Society Newsletter, Volume 4:7

Thomas Field Gibson's paper describing his discovery of an Iguanodon femur (1858)
- published by the Geological Society of London


Lucy Harris and Eldon House in Canada

The Ronalds Family in Brentford and Ontario (2016) - published by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society