Item 127 - James David Forbes to William Whewell

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Add. MS a/204/127

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James David Forbes to William Whewell

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  • 16 July 1859 (Creation)

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Pitlochry - JDF thanks WW for sending the minutes of the Council of the Royal Society: 'I am deeply gratified by your kind exertions to obtain for me a recognition of my labours which I had long ceased to expect'. Lady Affleck must not think JDF has 'forgotten my promise about her brother' [JDF wrote an obituary of Robert L. Ellis]: 'William Thomson has given me a few notes on his mathematical qualities of mind, which is the only other assistance I have sought'. JDF returns the printed minutes of the council, and 'was exceedingly gratified that Prof. Miller seconded my nomination. It was the more flattering because his friend Weber was in the field'. He is pleased that Clerk Maxwell is proposed for a Royal Medal for his 'masterly paper on colour'.

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