This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...it would satisfy the dates, and it would also account for the exact nature of the relationship not having been a matter of distinct family tradition. If, on the other presumption, the mothers of the Huttons had been first cousins to Sir Isaac, the Huttons would assuredly have often alluded to the fact; it is a simple form of kinship, easy to remember, and would have become well known to their contemporaries, especially to those who were Fellows of the Royal Society, of which Dr. Charles Hutton was the secretary; and it would never have been overlooked by the biographers, either of Sir Isaac or of the Huttons. In the biographies of the Huttons, Newton is simply spoken of as having been their ancestor by the maternal line.. Charles Hutton, LL.D., was the well-known mathematician, Secretary to the Royal Society, and Professor at Woolwich. ufp. James Hutton was the geologist and chemist, and founder of modern geology; a man whose reputation was very great in his day, and whose writings some of our modern leading geologists consider as extraordinarilygood and far from obsolete. n. John Conduit; succeeded Sir Isaac as Master of the Mint. Oersted, Hans Christian; Danish physicist and chemist, discoverer of electro-magnetism; d. aet 74. B. Anders Sandoe Oersted, Premier of Denmark and author; d. aet. 82. N. Anders Sandoe (also); S. American traveller and naturalist. Pliny the Elder, naturalist. A most industrious compiler and a student of extraordinary devotion, but curiously devoid of critical ability. He was parsimonious of his time; slept little; was grave and noble. Lost his life in visiting Vesuvius during an eruption. n. Pliny the Younger (he took the name of his mother's family), author of the " Epistles." Very precocious; a man of great...--This text refers to the Paperback edition.