Here are a few websites to help you begin your quest. Remember, these are just starting places. Feel free to make use of any additional resources, electronic or print, in your search for answers.

Atoms—from Learnchem.net, part of the NeoPages Network.

Dalton's Atomic Theory—from "General Chemistry Online!"—created by Fred Senese at Frostburg State University.

Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry—part of Carmen Giunta's Classic Chemistry at Le Moyne College.

John Dalton—part of Chemical Achievers, from the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

My Brother, John—a fictionalized account as might have been penned by Dalton's brother, written by Judy Moody and Bette Bridges for the Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Chemistry.

Researches on Copper and Sur les mines de cobalt, nickel et autres—two papers by Joseph-Louis Proust, hosted by Carmen Giunta's Classic Chemistry from Le Moyne College.