[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hydrogen"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 23 22:02:50 UTC 2022

hydrogen (OED 1791)

1790 _Times_ 17 June 3/4 (Newspapers.com)

Dr. Beddoes, Mr. Edwards, a Commoner of Pembroke College, and Mr. Sadler, the famous English aerostatist, sent up a balloon from Pembroke College garden, filled with hydrogen gas from marshes.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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