Item 151 - Letter from George Airy

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Add. MS a/200/151


Letter from George Airy


  • 5 Mar. 1860 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - GA will come to Cambridge for the day on Wednesday. Did WW see GA's article on the landing of Plautius in Britain in the Athenaeum? He read 'with infinite advantage' WW's work on Plato: 'What a terrible bore old Socrates must have been (except to the few)'.

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