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William Whewell: anemometer papers

Accompanied by an earlier work on crystals, published in 1825, and Isaac Todhunter's list of the papers, c 1873.

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

Printed pamphlets, newspapers, and advertisements

A pamphlet attributed to Whewell, "Clipt Words" (9 copies); four issues of "Ο ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ ΕΦΗΜΕΡΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΥΔΡΑΣ" (1831); advertisements for dictionaries and etymological books; a prospectus for the publication of Anglo Saxon Manuscripts by N. F. S. Grundtvig (London, 1831) with a MS poem in English written by Grundtvig for Whewell dated 19 June 1831; and copies of questions for the Junior and Senior English classes at the University of London, with other miscellaneous works.

Notes relating to Welsh etymology

Includes translations of Welsh poems and two printed poems, "Cerdd Newydd, O Ddiolch I Hollalluog Dduw ac f'r Marquis of Anglesey, Am iddo sefyll yn ffyddlon yn y Frwydyr faw a fu yn Waterloo, Mekehin 18ed 1815 Ar y mesur a elwir Lord Willbri." (Caernarfon, 1816) and "Hanes y Carwr Trwstan".

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

Letters from Thomas Gamlen Bunt

Letter of 22 Nov. 1837 encloses a letter from James Green dated 14 Nov. 1837 (item 109). Letter of February 1839 includes the visiting card of Baron de Sternberg (item 127). Letter of 17 Aug. 1841 encloses a chart (item 144).

Letter from Thomas Gamlen Bunt

Bunt examined the Register of the Tide machine along the Avon and at Cumberland Basin. The latter is 'sufficiently correct' to deduce the empirical laws of the tides at the port of Bristol to WW's specifications. Bunt hopes 'to calculate and publish a Tide-Table for the ensuing year'. He gives a description of how he constructed diagrams of the moon's transit and parallax which he uses to produce tables for declination and parallax to help predict times of high water. He has not yet taken into account solar declination and parallax.

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