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Additional Manuscripts a Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science
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Extracts from letters and diaries of William Whewell, with his MS poem, "On receiving a chain of Hair"

Bound volume of extracts of William Whewell's letters to his family and perhaps his own diaries, dating from 1812-1839 with the bulk of the material dated 1812-1821. The extracts, which form a narrative of Whewell's activities for this period, are written in an unidentified hand and quote letters to his father John Whewell, aunt Alice Lyon, and sisters Elizabeth, Martha, and Ann Whewell. These extracts are continued by short summaries of Whewell's activities in the years from 1821 to 1839, possibly drawn from diaries, but not identified as such. Accompanied by a poem signed W. W., written on his engagement to Cordelia Marshall.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: Digby to Froude

The fourth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent. Letters from James David Forbes are housed in the next box, Add.MS.a.204.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: James David Forbes

The fifth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent. This box contains letters from James David Forbes, a bit out of alphabetical sequence, coming as it does after a box of letters incoming from Digby to Froude.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: Gage to Harris

The sixth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent. Letters from Julius Charles Hare are housed in Add.Ms.a.206.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: L

The ninth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: M

The tenth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: N-P

The eleventh of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: Q-R

The twelfth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell letters received: Sabine to Syme

The thirteenth of fifteen boxes of primarily incoming correspondence (Add.MS.a.200-214), arranged roughly A-Z by correspondent. Letters from Adam Sedgwick, Richard Sheepshanks and Anne Sheepshanks appear in the next box, Add.MS.a.213.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

Letter from William Whewell to Sir Denis Le Marchant

Describes the Trinity College admissions process in answer to Le Marchant's enquiry concerning the admission of his nephew [Sir Charles Cunliffe Smith?].

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

William Whewell collection of passports and printed ephemera from Continental trips, with other printed material

A bound volume with 44 items tipped in, many of them collected during trips to the Continent and an 1825 visit to Vienna in particular. Eight passports for Whewell are dated 1820-1839, and are accompanied by playbills, handbills, museum and gallery catalogues, coach tickets, price lists, pamphlets, advertisements, offprints, clippings, and a MS poem apparently written on the publication of Whewell's book on inductive sciences. Playbills, handbills and pamphlets from Vienna in late summer/early autumn 1825 include those for Kotzebue's "Das Epigramm", Friedrich Kind's "Der Freischütz", Adolph Bäuerle's "Fausts Mantel", a firework spectacular by Paul Chiarini, an exhibition of paintings by Johann Peter Krafft and a museum catalogue to the Schloss Ambras collection [by curator Alois Primisser], with an appendix describing ethnographic collections gathered in the South Sea islands and Greenland.

The other printed material dates from roughly the same time period and includes the lithograph plates and key from the Descriptive Catalogue sold at the exhibition of Sir George Hayter's painting "The Trial of Queen Caroline", an account of a dinner in honour of Sir John Malcolm, and a lithograph of a University of Virginia examination in Plane Trigonometry in Dec. 1826, a handbill printed in Cambridge advertising Spence's Invention of a Perpetual Motion machine, and a list of "Soirées françaises par souscription" in London in June 1825.

Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science

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