Jane Marcet. Image courtesy of the Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library.
Jane Haldimand marries Swiss doctor Alexander Marcet.
Jane Marcet’s Conversations on Chemistry is published anonymously, and 15-year-old Michael Faraday reads the work during his apprenticeship to a bookbinder.
Conversations on Chemistry goes through 16 editions in Great Britain and 23 printings in the United States.
Jane Marcet’s name appears for the first time as the author of Conversations on Chemistry.
Jane Marcet writes to Faraday for information on his latest discovery to include in a revised edition of Conversations on Chemistry.
The Boston Girls’ High and Normal School becomes the first U.S. institution to teach science to women through laboratory experience. The school adopts Marcet’s book as the classroom text.
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