Joseph Priestley Online
Institutions with Manuscript Collections

The following are institutions (primarily non-collegiate) that have Joseph Priestley manuscript collections.  I have broken them down into two categories.  Sites I have used and sites that others have cited in their research.  For suggestions on how to use manuscript collections and some suggestions for other collegiate institutions, click here.

Sites I have visited

Other sites may include collegiate sites that are not located in the United States

Gathered from the preface of Robert Schofield's A Scientific Autobiography of Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804

  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (Florence, Italy)

  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)

  • Univsersitetsbiblioteket (Uppsala, Sweden)

  • The British Musuem (London, England)

  • Birmingham Public Libraries (Birmingham, England)

  • The John Rylands Library (Manchester, England)

  • Bodleian Library (Oxford, England)

  • Devonshire Collections, (Chatsworth, Bakewell, England)

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum and Library (London, England)

  • Dr. Williams Library (London England)

  • The Royal Society (London England)

  • Cambridge University Library (Cambridge, England)

  • Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappeen, (Haarlem, the Netherlands)

  • Archives du Loiret (Orléans, France)

  • New York Public Library (New York, USA)

  • Boscovich Archive (University of California at Berkley, USA)

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)

  • Historical Library at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, USA)

  • Charles Roberts Autograph Collection at Haverford College (Haverford, USA)

  • Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, USA)

  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)

  • The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, USA)

  • The New York Historical Society (New York, USA)

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Boston, USA)

  • Dickinson College (Carlisle, USA)

  • Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Milan Italy)

  • Musée de Mariemont (Mariemont, Belgium)

  • Earl Fitzwilliam and Earl Fitzwialliam's Wentworth Estates Company (England)

  • Sheffield City Libraries(England)

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