Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 419–20.


[John Timbs]


Editorial Reply


Discovery, Gas Chemistry, Light, Technology, Controversy

    On the grounds that it would introduce controversy, the editor declines to include in the journal a letter signed 'Verax', which disputes the claims of an earlier letter on the invention of coal-gas lighting. He nevertheless summarises its contents. Referring to the preceding article [ML1/11/318/1], he observes that it has been included in full 'on account of the record which our correspondent has therein copied from the "Philosophical Transactions," which, whether considered in connexion with the origin of gas-lighting, or as an interesting experimental research, will, we are persuaded, be acceptable to the reader' (420).

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