HL Deb 15 May 1871 vol 206 c778

, referring to a recent statement by a noble Lord (Lord Kinnaird) that this process for toughening and refining gold was the invention of Dr. Percy, said a letter had been addressed by that gentlemen to a Member of the Government. In this letter Dr. Percy entirely repudiated any such claim, stating that the merit of the invention, as far as he knew, was exclusively due to Mr. F. Bowyer Miller. It was only due to Mr. Miller that this should be publicly mentioned, as his reputation might otherwise be injured in the Colony to which he belonged.


explained that his statement was made on the authority of Dr. Percy himself, as mentioned in the British Association Reports for 1848.

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