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.
Manse of Moffat - Has brought his researches to their simplest form and have now only one law to deal with instead of three; hopes Chemistry will adopt his views or those of a similar order before too long.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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".
Is going to Oakham with Lord Northampton to give a lecture on the history and architecture of that place; sends his book, remarks that he wants to learn more from the Pipe rolls of Henry III and his three successors; admires Schlegel: 'The day I first opened the pages of Schlegel a new world of ideas burst on my mind'.
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.