Annals of Philosophy

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Annals of Philosophy was a learned journal founded in 1813 by the Scottish chemist Thomas Thomson. It shortly became a leader in its field of commercial scientific periodicals.[1] Contributors included Friedrich Christian Accum, John George Children, Edward Daniel Clarke, William Daniel Conybeare, Philip Crampton, Alexander Crichton, James Cumming, Michael Faraday, John Herapath, William George Horner, Agnes Ibbetson, Thomas Dick Lauder, John Miers, Matthew Paul Moyle, Robert Porrett, James Thomson, and Charles Wheatstone.[2]

Thomson edited it until 1821, when he was succeeded in 1821 by Richard Phillips. The journal was bought by Richard Taylor in 1827, and closed down for the benefit of the Philosophical Magazine.[3]


  1. ^ Morrell, Jack. "Thomson, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/27325.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Their articles in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. ^  "Thomson, Thomas (1773-1852)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.