Item 96 - James David Forbes to William Whewell

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Add. MS a/204/96

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James David Forbes to William Whewell

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  • 30 Sept. 1850 (Creation)

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3 pp

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Phesdo by Laurencekirk, N.B. - WW has 'been looking into our Transactions I may mention that the author of not the most inconsiderable or least original paper in the collection Mr James Clerk Maxwell (the paper is on the Mathematical Theory of Elastic Solids) is about to enter himself as a freshman at St Peters. He is about 18, is a nephew of Sir George Clerk, not a little uncouth in manners, but...one of the most original young men I ever met with, and with an extraordinary aptitude for physical enquiries'.

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