Item 33 - Letter from Adam Sedgwick

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Add. MS a/213/33


Letter from Adam Sedgwick


  • 29 Aug. 1849 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Cambridge - AS has just returned from the funeral of the 'poor Marquis to which I went as a mourner'. He hopes to attend the meeting [BAAS] in Birmingham next month. A horrible murder was committed on Sunday on the outskirts of Cambridge 'by a set of bloody drunken ruffians as is supposed'. They are so far cholera free 'but the Doctors are fearing an outbreak of it'. If cholera does appear and the Commissioners come down they will find Trinity College in a good condition of drainage. AS would like to consult WW over his preface: 'A Preface of 300 pages to a sermon of but eighty will look some what out of proportion'.

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