Item 27 - Letter from Adam Sedgwick

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Letter from Adam Sedgwick


  • 15 Feb. [1842] (Creation)

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Norwich - AS could not reply to WW's kind letter until he knew of his sister's plans. If she had been going back via Cambridge AS could have tempted her to take up WW's invitation to stay - but she is not. AS is pleased WW is going to bring before the Seniority the revision of the statutes. AS cannot understand why their former Master [Christopher Wordsworth] did not do this earlier: 'Of course nothing will be done finally before I come back at the end of this month'. George Airy came to visit AS but his stay was cut short: 'there was such a magnetic storm in Greenwich Park that they were obliged to send just for him to come to quell this insurrection among the needles'.

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