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William Whewell sketchbooks

32 sketchbooks, many with extensive notes on the architecture sketched.

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

William Whewell notes on books read

Written in diary form. Thirteen volumes and an index, kept from 28 May 1817 to May 1830, with gaps from 1 Aug. - 31 Dec. 1817, 22 July - 30 Sept. 1818, 22 July - Sept. 30 1820, 15 Feb. - 24 July 1827.

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

William Whewell letters and printed material received

A collection of some of the printed material and letters received by Whewell between 1819 to 1833, of which the materials relating to the Cambridge elections of 1829 and 1830 form a part.

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

William Whewell: drafts of Lectures on systematic morality and lectures on Plato from 1847 to 1857

With notes by Isaac Todhunter throughout, with a list in his hand of the MSS connected with Plato; these lectures on Plato may have served as early drafts of The Platonic dialogues for English readers and include drafts of an introduction to a work of that name. Accompanied by a large sheet with Aristotle's list of virtues and vices.

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

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