Item 142 - Copy letter signed by Nicholas C. Tindal to Viscount Melville

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Add. MS a/213/142


Copy letter signed by Nicholas C. Tindal to Viscount Melville


  • 16 May 1829 (Creation)

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NCT recommends George Airy to succeed the late Thomas Young, in the superintendence of the Nautical Almanack: 'it is almost unnecessary to state that Professor Airy is a person, whose talents have excited greater expectations of the enlargement of the boundaries of science and philosophy, than those of any other individual of the present time; and that he unites in a singular degree with those high talents, the power of rendering them useful and practical'. The appointment of GA would be highly gratifying to Cambridge University - 'the more so, as the recent abolition of the Board of Longitude, has abridged those opportunities which before existed, of giving encouragement to the learning and labours of the Professors of that University'.

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