Item 138 - Letter from Augustus De Morgan

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Add. MS a/202/138


Letter from Augustus De Morgan


  • 10 Oct. 1858 (Creation)

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3 pp

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7 Camden St, N.W. - Thanks him 'for the Bacon which you found in the Barrow - It all amounts to wondrous little'. If Whewell is right that Bacon was well known with Cambridge men how could he be so little quoted? When he has time he intends to work out the thesis 'That Newton was more indebted to the schoolmen than to Bacon, and probably better associated with them'. He has received Mansel's Bampton lectures: 'I tell him by this post that it is the best argument I have seen against subscription at matriculation'. Discusses Earnshaw's integration of the equation of sound, his own method from 1848 and that of Jacques Charles.

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Published in part in De Morgan, Sophia Elizabeth, Memoir of Augustus De Morgan. London, 1882.

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