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Letter from Henry James to Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

3 Bolton St. - Thanks Lord Houghton for his note about the book [The American]; agrees that 'the Bellegardes are rather "belated". They would have been more probable under the old régime; but I suppose a novelist has always to force matters a little. But even to modified Bellegardes an American savoring much of the soil would never have been acceptable. The French don't at all like the Americans (according to my observation) - none, that is, save M. [Charles Frederick] Worth; & he, I believe, is English!. But the French, after all, don't like any one but the French!...'

Hopes that Houghton has completely recovered. Will leave town in a few days, but will visit Houghton before he does so. 'Yours faithfully & gratefully, H. James jr.'

Part of a letter to W. W. Greg

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[…]

In your Court Records p. 93 (13 April 1603) you may care to refer to Arber II. 38. There was a London edition of the Lepanto published by Stafford and Hooke, 1603. A copy was in Bindley IV. 410—Heber IV. 1189—Britwell (private cat. of Eng. poetry II. 220, but not, apparently sold at Sotheby’s, see Checklist). See Arber III. 232.

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Manuscripts in Printed Books

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  • 1791-1955

Most of the items included in this category are letters, and most are connected with the publications into which they are inserted.

Trinity College Library, Cambridge

Letter from E. C. Hawtrey to William Whewell

Forwards the verses and addresses in the pamphlet and mentions English stanzas identified in manuscript on the page as by William Johnson (later Cory), and also praises the second English address by [Herbert John] Reynolds KS (King's Scholar). Is happy to find that he will soon be able to make mathematics "an integral part of our system, King's College has smoothed my way".

Hawtrey, Edward Craven (1789–1862), headmaster

Letter from J. W. Wilkins to William Whewell

Oxford & Camb Club, Pall Mall - Presents his pamphlet; the 'Government Bill seems aimed against every Liberal Interest & among other evils, it would, I think, extinguish academical representation & place the elections entirely in the hands of the proverbial clergy.'

Letter from J. W. Wilkins to William Whewell

64 Pall Mall - Sends the essay, written to dispel the author's misconceptions of political and military history, thanks him for his support of his application to an India examinership, which was not successful.

Letter from H. F. Talbot to William Whewell

Lacock - Is not able to offer any introductions at Rome, for the only family he knows of is that of Mrs John Spedding; encloses the remarks on Assyrian inscriptions he could not find when he last wrote; has been conducting mathematical researches, thought he had found a clue to the solution of Fermat's theorem, which he discusses and which he sent on to Professor Kelland, who admired it.

Letter from Chas. B. Scott to William Whewell

19 Dean's Yard, Westmr. S.W. - Describes a 'disorderly scene' in [Westminster] School on Shrove Tuesday, 'the Cook having failed for 3 years to throw the pancake over the bar'; has written a poem about the ensuing fracas, a revised version of which he is sending Whewell.

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