Sir Francis Ronalds and his Family

Family Bibliography

Sir Francis Ronalds

Biography

Sir Francis Ronalds: Father of the Electric Telegraph (2016) - published by Imperial College Press

Francis Ronalds (2017) - published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

The Ronalds-Carter Family in 19th-Century Battle (2018) - published by the Battle and District Historical Society

Sir Francis Ronalds' entry in the Dictionary of National Biography (1897)


Electrical Science and Engineering

Francis Ronalds (1788-1873): The First Electrical Engineer? (2016)
- published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)

Sir Francis Ronalds and the Electric Telegraph (2016) - published by the Newcomen Society

Bicentennial of Francis Ronalds' Electric Telegraph (2016) - published by the American Institute of Physics

Remembering the First Battery-operated Clock (2015) - published by the Antiquarian Horological Society

Sir Francis Ronalds' early delineation of electromotive force and current (1814)

Sir Francis Ronalds' paper on his first electric clock (1815)

Sir Francis Ronalds' Descriptions of an Electrical Telegraph (1823)

Catalogue of Sir Francis Ronalds' electrical library (1880), (2013)


Meteorology, Atmospheric Electricity, Geomagnetism and Photography

Sir Francis Ronalds and the Early Years of the Kew Observatory (2016) - published by the Royal Meteorological Society

The Beginnings of Scientific Recording using Photography: Sir Francis Ronalds' Contribution (2016)
- published by the European Society for the History of Photography

Sir Francis Ronalds' paper describing his cameras (1847) - published by the Royal Society


Travel and Archaeology

Surveying the Carnac Stones in 1834 - published by Histories of Archaeology Research Network - a blog

Alexander Blair & Sir Francis Ronalds' Sketches at Carnac (Brittany) in 1834

Sir Francis Ronalds' 1818-20 Grand Tour (2016)
- published by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, Bulletin No. 67



Sir Francis Ronalds' Relatives

Alfred Ronalds, Fly Fishing and Australia

Alfred Ronalds: Angler, Artisan and Australian Pioneer (2022) - published by Medlar Press

Alfred Ronalds and John Corrie Carter in Radnorshire (2019) - published in the Transactions of the Radnorshire Society

Alfred Ronalds' The Fly-Fisher's Entomology (1836)

Mary Ann Ronalds: Goldfields Pioneer (Jul 2021) - published by the Ballarat Historical Society, Lamplight, Vol. 11, No. 4


Hugh Ronalds in Illinois, USA

Hugh Ronalds: Pioneer of Albion, Illinois (Summer 2022)
- published in the Quarterly Journal of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, Vol. 54, No. 2

Hugh Ronalds' patents:

- leather tanning
- water jet propeller

Some of his family's books:

The Modern Corporation (1913)
- published by the family's Ronald Press

Corporation Procedure (1923) - published by Ronald Press

Business Law (1933) - published by Ronald Press

The attempted Whig revolution of 1678-1681 (1937)

Eliza Julia Flower (1991)


Edmund Ronalds, Cheesemonger

Depot Silk Mill in Derby and the Gibson and Ronalds Families (2020) - published in the Derby Miscellany, Volume 22:3

Hope for Luck all in a Lump (2021) - experiences of Edmund's children in New Zealand based on surviving letters

The Adventures of Agnes: Wartime Nursing in Bulgaria, Poland, Persia and Russia 1912-1919 (2021)
- biography of Edmund's granddaughter Agnes Greg


Dr Edmund Ronalds, Chemist

Bringing Together Academic and Industrial Chemistry: Edmund Ronalds' Contribution (2019)
- published in Substantia

Bonnington Chemical Works (1822-1878): Pioneer Coal Tar Company (2019) - published by the Newcomen Society

Dr Edmund Ronalds' entry in the Dictionary of National Biography

Dr Edmund Ronalds' paper on Constituents of Urine (1846) - published by the Royal Society

One of Dr Edmund's textbooks on Chemical Technology (1855)

Dr Edmund's paper on Volatile compounds in Light Petroleum (1864) - published by the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Hugh Ronalds and Horticulture in Brentford

Ronalds Nurserymen in Brentford and Beyond (2017) - published by the Gardens Trust

Elizabeth (Betsey) Ronalds (1788-1854): Horticultural Illustrator (2018) - published in Archives of Natural History

Elizabeth (Betsey) Ronalds (2018) - published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Hugh Ronalds' Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis: or, a Concise Description of Selected Apples (1831)

Hugh's paper describing 13 varieties of broccoli (1822) - published in the Transactions of the Horticultural Society

John Ronalds' paper describing his house for propagating plant cuttings (1832) - published in the Horticultural Register


Mrs Hugh Ronalds and her Recipe Book

Elizabeth Ronalds' manuscript recipe book - held at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto

An Ancestor's Life seen through her Recipe Book (2021) - published in Women's History

Mrs Hugh Ronalds' Recipe Book (1795-1820) (2020)


Dr Henry Ronalds, Physician

Before Eldon House: Lucy Ronalds Harris' Background and Upbringing (2019)
- published in the London and Middlesex Historian

The Ronalds Family in Brentford and Ontario (2016) - published by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

Dr Henry's medical papers:

- Measles (1816)
- Phrenology (1818)
- Impetigo Sparsa (1837)


James Montgomrey, Timber Miller in Brentford

The Montgomrey Family of Brentford: Timber Merchants and Benefactors (2018)
- published in London's Industrial Archaeology

Archibald Sim Montgomrey and his Herbarium (2020) - published in BSBI News, No. 143

Sir Francis Ronalds' picture of "Samuel" (1829) made using his perspective drawing instrument; also engraved and printed by him. Based on Richard Freebairn's model of Sir Joshua Reynolds' painting. From Mechanical Perspective

Some of his family's publications:

Homer: Odyssey Book IX (1882)

Selections from Ovid: Elegiacs and Hexameters (1882)

Gai Iuli Caesaris: De Bello Civili Commentariorum I (1891)

Botanical Field Notes (1918)


Peter Martineau, Sugar Refiner

Peter Finch Martineau and his Son (2018)
- published by the Martineau Society, Newsletter No. 41

Peter Martineau's patent for whitening raw sugar (1815)


Samuel Carter, Railway Solicitor

Samuel Carter (2018)
- published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Samuel Carter (1805-78): Early Railway Solicitor (2018)
- published by the Midland Railway Society

The Ronalds-Carter Family in 19th-Century Battle (2018)
- published by the Battle and District Historical Society

One of Samuel Carter's pamphlets on railway legislation risks


John Corrie Carter, Barrister

Alfred Ronalds and John Corrie Carter in Radnorshire (2019)
- published in the Transactions of the Radnorshire Society

Some of John Corrie Carter's books:

Rogers on Elections (1880)

Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act (1883)

The Fly-fisher's Entomology (1901)


Thomas Gibson, Silk Manufacturer

Thomas Gibson & Thomas Field Gibson (2017)
- published in the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Depot Silk Mill in Derby and the Gibson and Ronalds Families (2020) - published in the Derby Miscellany, Volume 22:3

Thomas Gibson and Son: Spitalfields Silk Manufacturers (2017)
- published in the East London History Society Newsletter, Volume 4:7

Thomas Field Gibson's paper describing his discovery of an Iguanodon femur (1858)
- published by the Geological Society of London


Lucy Harris and Eldon House in Canada

Before Eldon House: Lucy Ronalds Harris' Background and Upbringing (2019)
- published in the London and Middlesex Historian

The Ronalds Family in Brentford and Ontario (2016) - published by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society


Sir Francis Ronalds' lithograph of a standing stone near Carnac, Brittany (1834) made using his perspective drawing instrument

Australian Descendants

Alfred Ronalds: Angler, Artisan and Australian Pioneer (2022)
- published by Medlar Press

Mary Ann Ronalds: Goldfields Pioneer (Jul 2021)
- published by the Ballarat Historical Society, Lamplight, Vol. 11, No. 4

Maria Ronalds Shanklin: Pioneer Fly Tier in Australia (2021)
- published in American Fly Fisher, Vol. 47, No. 1

Exploring Henrietta Gulliver’s Gardens through her Art (2022)
- published by the Australian Garden History Society

Nathaniel Ronalds: Nurseryman and Florist (2020)
- published by the Australian Garden History Society

Albert Francis Ronalds' entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Some of Albert Francis Ronalds' publications:

Future Water Supply of the Melbourne Metropolitan Area (1962)

Harnessing Australia's Greatest River:
The Work of the River Murray Commission (1946)

The Ronalds Family of Australia (1985)

Recollections of "Wandella" in the 1920s (1992)