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William Henley
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William Henly, F.R.S.
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† um 1779 in
englischer Leinwandhändler
wirkte in London
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  • Sammlungen zur Physik und Naturgeschichte von einigen Liebhabern dieser Wissenschaften, Band 2. Leipzig 1778, S. 556 (Auszug aus den Phil. Trans.) Google


Philosophical Transactions

  • An Account of the Death of a Person destroyed by Lightning in the Chapel in Tottenham-Court-Road, and its Effects on the Building. In: Band 62 (1772), S. 131 Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Experiments concerning the different Efficacy of pointed and blunted Rods, in securing Buildings against the Stroke of Lightning. In: Band 64 (1774), S. 133 Biodiversity Heritage Library; Sonderabdruck, London 1774 Google
  • An Account of some new Experiments in Electricity, containing … In: Band 64 (1774), S. 389 Biodiversity Heritage Library; Sonderabdruck, London 1774 Google
    1. An Enquiry whether Vapour be a Conductor of Electricity
    2. Some Experiments, to ascertain the Direction of the Electric Matter, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle: with a new Analysis of the Leyden Bottle
    3. Experiments on the lateral Explosion, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle
    4. The Description, and Use, of a new Prime-conductor
    5. Miscellaneous Experiments, made principally in the Years 1771 and 1772
    6. Experiments and Observations on the Electricity of Fogs, &c. in Pursuance of those made by Thomas Ronayne, Esq; with a Plan of an Electrical Journal, &c.
  • (von Richard Haffenden:) An Account of the Effects of Lighning on a House, which was furnished with a pointed Conductor, at Tenterden, in Kent … To which are added some Remarks by Mr. Henley. In: Band 65 (1775), S. 336 Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Experiments and Observations on a new Apparatus, called, A Machine for exhibiting perpetual Electricity. In: Band 66 (1776), S. 513 Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Experiments and Observations in Electricity. In: Band 67 (1777), S. 85 Biodiversity Heritage Library, S. 117 Biodiversity Heritage Library; Sonderabdruck, London 1777 Google
    1. Remarks on the effects of lamp-black and tar, or lamp-black and oil, as protectors of bodies from the stroke of lightning
    2. On the electricity of chocolate: and the restoration of that property to it, when lost, by melting it together with a small quantity of olive-oil
    3. Observations on some new and singular phenomena in excited and charged glass; with experiments made in consequence of these phenomena, further illustrating the Franklinian theory of the Leyden bottle; and a description of the apparatus constructed for that purpose
  • Observations and Experiments tending to confirm Dr. Ingenhousz’s Theory of the Electrophorus; and to shew the Impermeability of Glass to Electric Fluid. In: Band 68,2 (1778), S. 1049 Biodiversity Heritage Library


  • Tiberius Cavallo: A Complete Treatise of Electricity in Theory and Practice. London 1777, S. 161 (Henley’s quadrant electrometer), S. 164 (universal discharger), dazu Tafel I, Fig. 5 und 7 Internet Archive
    • deutsch: Vollständige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricität nebst eignen Versuchen. Aus dem Englischen [von J. S. T. Gehler]. 2. Auflage. Leipzig 1783, S. 125 (Quadrantenelektrometer), S. 127 (allgemeiner Auslader) MDZ München
  • J. D. Reuss: Das gelehrte England. Berlin / Stettin 1791, S. 182–183 Google
    • Nachtrag, Band 2 (1804), S. 472 Google
  • T. Thomson: History of the Royal Society. London 1812, S. liv (3. Zeile v. u.) Google
  • R. Watt: Bibliotheca Britannica, Band 1. Edinburgh 1824, Sp. 484b Chicago
  • W. S. Harris: Rudimentary Electricity. London 1848, S. 78–79 (Quadrant-Elektrometer) Google
  • A. Heller: Geschichte der Physik von Aristoteles bis auf die neueste Zeit, Band 2. Stuttgart 1884, S. 515 Google-USA*
  • R. E. Anderson: Henley, William. In: Dictionary of National Biography, Band 25. London 1891, S. 421