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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

William Whewell: notes on mineralogy

Notes, drafts of writings, printed tables and a receipt, all relating to mineralogy. Includes a draft of "Introduction (to Syllabus of Mineralogy)", "On the Classification of Crystalline Forms"; a printed broadsheet, 'A Table of Chemical Equivalents and Notation, by W. T. Brande', and a receipt for mineral specimens bought from I. Deck, Practical Chemist and Mineralogist.

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

William Whewell: papers relating to royal visits

The papers relate to the visits to Cambridge by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1843 and 1847, primarily the latter, when Prince Albert was installed as Chancellor of Cambridge University.

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

William Whewell: papers relating to classics lectures, examinations, Prince Albert's election as Chancellor, and the union of the sees of St Asaph and Bangor

Five groups of material previously assigned letter classifications [by Isaac Todhunter?] as follows:
Item 1: "K" Books...1812.
Items 2-6: "L" Examinations 1867-1868
Item 7: "M" V.C. [Vice-Chancellor] 5 Nov. 1855
Items 8-75: "N" Letters & Papers about Prince Albert's election as Chancellor
Items 76-89: "O" Dioceses of St. Asaph & Bangor [these are items tipped in to a bound volume]

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

William Whewell: drafts of parts of The elements of morality, including polity and other miscellaneous papers

Partial drafts, some of them possibly very early drafts of some sections of the work. Much of this has been sewn together and partially identified by Isaac Todhunter, including a rejected draft of the preface to the second edition. Accompanied by unidentified notes and drafts for the work and other works, including a poem written for Theodora [?]'s birthday and a letter from Henry J. Roby dated 10 Mar. 1855.

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

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