The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A highly distinguished chemist and natural philosopher, born at Newington Butts, near London, of poor parents; received a meagre education, and at 13 was apprenticed to a bookseller, but devoted his evenings to chemical and electrical studies, and became a student under Sir H. Davy, who, quick to detect his ability, installed him as his assistant; in 1827 he succeeded Davy as lecturer at the Royal Institution, and became professor of Chemistry in 1833; was pensioned in 1835, and in 1858 was allotted a residence in Hampton Court; in chemistry he made many notable discoveries, e. g . the liquefaction of chlorine, while in electricity and magnetism his achievements cover the entire field of these sciences, and are of the first importance (1791-1867).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Faraday, Michael'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/faraday-michael.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.