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Joseph Priestley

Birstall, Leeds, 1733 - Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 1804
English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and Liberal political theorist, usually credited with the discovery of oxygen
(Wikipedia)
Alfred Drury
1903

Leeds /  Joseph Priestley   Leeds /  Joseph Priestley

Description

Statue of Joseph Priestley using a magnifying glass to burn some material in a mortar.

Inscription(s)

joseph
PRIESTLEY

1733-1804

Under the statue is the text the gift of
t. walter harding 1903

Signature

a. drury

Leeds - Joseph Priestley
The statues of James Watt and John Harrison and Walter Cook and Joseph Priestley in front of the General Post Office

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Location (N 53°47'48" - W 1°32'52")

Item Code: gbyh100; Photograph: 28 July 2019
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