(Letter-head of the Houghton Library.)
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.
Queen's Hotel, No. 71, Queen's Road, Bayswater, London -- Sends the book and asks for assistance in obtaining a copy of an elementary treatise on the tides by 'Lubock' or 'Luccock', as he has seen it variously spelled [William Lubbock]; is about to return to America.
Two letters; the first requesting him to write a review of Mrs Somerville's [On the connexion of the physical sciences], the second his thanks for the 'spirited review'.
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.'
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
A draft of a translation of the poem, picking up from the last lines of the printed version of part of the poem, which has been bound in front of the draft.
Two letters concerning Whewell's article on Herschel.
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.
Encloses a printed Introduction containing a letter from Lord Jeffrey about Sydney Smith's book Elementary sketches of moral philosophy.
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.
Birchin Lane - Sends the printed letter as showing 'how little reason there is for some of the objections raised by Keble & others against his bill'.
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.'
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.
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.
Asks Whewell's opinion of his interpretation of new research into Bacon's submission and confession and speculates that the final book on Bacon will not be written in their time.