A Yankee at Oxford: John William Draper at the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, 30 June 1860

Ungureanu, James C. (2015) A Yankee at Oxford: John William Draper at the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, 30 June 1860. Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 70 2: 135-140. doi:10.1098/rsnr.2015.0053


Author Ungureanu, James C.
Title A Yankee at Oxford: John William Draper at the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford, 30 June 1860
Journal name Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-9149
1743-0178
Publication date 2015-12-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1098/rsnr.2015.0053
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 70
Issue 2
Start page 135
End page 140
Total pages 16
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This paper contributes to the revisionist historiography on the legendary encounter between Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Henry Huxley at the 1860 meeting in Oxford of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. It discusses the contents of a series of letters written by John William Draper and his family reflecting on his experience at that meeting. The letters have recently been rediscovered and have been neither published nor examined at full length. After a preliminary discussion on the historiography of the Oxford debate, the paper discloses the contents of the letters and then assesses them in the light of other contemporary accounts. The letters offer a nuanced reinterpretation of the event that supports the growing move towards a revisionist account.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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