File 15.46 - Isaac Todhunter's collection of copies of William Whewell's correspondence and related papers

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Isaac Todhunter's collection of copies of William Whewell's correspondence and related papers


  • c. 1872 (Creation)

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Gift of Lt-Col. W. H. Todhunter, 1919.

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This is volume one of a two volume set of copies of William Whewell's correspondence (see vol. II, O.15.47) gathered by Isaac Todhunter for his William Whewell, D.D. Master of Trinity College Cambridge. An account of his writings with selections from his literary and scientific correspondence London: Macmillan and Co., 1876, 2 vols. Many of the copies are not in Todhunter's hand, but some carry his notes. The source of the original letters is not always noted.
A note on letters used by Mrs Stair Douglas is laid in loose at the front of the volume.

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See also the second volume of copies of Whewell's letters, O.15.47. The William Whewell papers at Trinity College Library contain some but not many outgoing letters by Whewell. The collection is described briefly with all component parts listed in the collection level record linked below.

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Spine label: Correspondence of W. Whewell. Copies. I.


There is no item 58.

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Item records created in 2020 by Diana Smith using the index entitled "Report on the papers of William Whewell" compiled by the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts in 1973.

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