Item 101 - James David Forbes to William Whewell

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Add. MS a/204/101


James David Forbes to William Whewell


  • 6 Mar. 1852 (Creation)

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10 pp

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3 Princes Buildings, Clifton, Bristol - JDF gives an account of his ill health: 'I believe that there is no reason to conclude as yet that tubercles have been formed'. He is reading WW's pamphlet ['Of a Liberal Education in general...3. The Revised Statutes 1851-1852', 1851]. He has been asked to continue Playfair's and Leslie's dissertations on the progress of science to the present time - 'an arduous task - which I am hesitating whether to engage in or not'. JDF is pleased Guthrie Tait was senior wrangler - 'He is a pupil of mine and a hard headed fellow of whom I always thought well. Does Clerk Maxwell attach himself to the studies of the place?'

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