Posts Tagged ‘Earl Stanhope’

December 16

On this day in 1816 the third Earl Stanhope died. Friend of the younger William Pitt and an outspoken critic of the war with the American colonies as a member of Parliament, Stanhope was also an indefatigable experimenter in the sciences, producing among other things a fire-proof stucco, a calculating machine, and optical lenses. His [...]

May 20

Caleb Slower, printer, dedicated his lengthy work, The Printer’s Grammar; or, Introduction to the Art of Printing: containing A Concise History of the Art, with the Improvements in the Practice of Printing, for the Last Fifty Years, to his patron. Lord Stanhope, in a letter dated this day in 1808: “To the Right Honourable Earl [...]