Item 55 - Draft of a letter from William Whewell to a member of the Council of the Society of Arts

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Draft of a letter from William Whewell to a member of the Council of the Society of Arts


  • 26 Nov. 1851 (Creation)

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Bequest of William Whewell, 1866.

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Trinity Lodge, Cambridge - Regrets he cannot give a lecture on the Great Exhibition and its effects on the future as he has not been one of its organisers, who will have a better idea of its effects; believes that Prince Albert only meant to describe the type of person to give the lecture, not to point to Whewell specifically.

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Tipped in before Whewell's Inaugural lecture, November 26, 1851 : the general bearing of the Great Exhibition on the progress of art and science (S.l., [1851]), shelfmark 266.c.80.96[16].

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