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The Resource Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend, by J.A. Leo Lemay

Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend, by J.A. Leo Lemay

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Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend
Title
Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend
Statement of responsibility
by J.A. Leo Lemay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ebenezer Kinnersley was born on 30 November 1711, in Gloucester, England. Before he was three years old, his family moved to American and settled near Lower Dublin, Pennsylvania. Largely home-educated by his father, William Kinnersley, a Baptist minister, he first became widely known when, at the height of the Great Awakening in 1740, he delivered at the Philadelphia Baptist Church an address attacking the emotional excesses of the popular revivalistic ministers. Kinnersley is perhaps best know today, however, as Benjamin Franklin's collaborator in the experiments in electricity. Franklin wrote in his Autobiography that he suggested Kinnersley give lectures on the subject and that he drew up a syllabus for that purpose. Although Kinnersley was not the first who gave popular lectures on electricity, nor the only one who did so during the twenty-five years the he was most active, no other lecturer was as popular, successful, or original as he. He was, indeed, the greatest of the popular lecturers in colonial America--the forerunners of the nineteenth-century lyceum movement--and was the only person in the colonies beside Franklin who made significant contributions to the science of electricity. In addition to his contributions to early American religious and scientific thought, Kinnersley was the first Professor of English and Oratory at the University of Pennsylvania (then the Philadelphia College). As such he may have been the first person to hold the title Professor of English. This biography should be of importance to students of colonial culture, to Franklin students, and to those interested in the history of science or education in colonial America, as well as in the history of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemay, J. A. Leo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kinnersley, Ebenezer
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Kinnersley, Ebenezer
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Label
Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend, by J.A. Leo Lemay
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix II. Kinnersley's Advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette
  • Appendix III. Kinnersley's Will
  • Appendix IV. A Partial Inventory
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • I. The Religious Career of Ebenezer Kinnersley
  • II. The Early Scientific Career of Ebenezer Kinnersley
  • III. Teacher and Scientist, 1753-1778
  • Appendix I. The Right of Private Judgment
Control code
ocn600290864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (143 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512817577
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512817577
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4x66v3
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)600290864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend, by J.A. Leo Lemay
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix II. Kinnersley's Advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette
  • Appendix III. Kinnersley's Will
  • Appendix IV. A Partial Inventory
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • I. The Religious Career of Ebenezer Kinnersley
  • II. The Early Scientific Career of Ebenezer Kinnersley
  • III. Teacher and Scientist, 1753-1778
  • Appendix I. The Right of Private Judgment
Control code
ocn600290864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (143 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512817577
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512817577
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4x66v3
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)600290864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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