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Manuscripts in Printed Books

  • MSPB
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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

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

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.

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 R. Gwatkin to William Whewell

Barrow Vicarage - Presenting a work in which he attempts to reconcile 'modern geology and the scriptural account of the creation, as given in Genesis 1'; congratulates him on becoming Master of Trinity.

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.

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