Item 177 - Letter from George Airy

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Add.MS.a/200/177

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Letter from George Airy

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  • 22 Jan. 1863 (Creation)

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3 pp.

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Playford near Ipswich - Further to Miss Sheepshanks £2000 plus donation - intended for a Transit Circle or some large work, it was thought at the time that the new instrument would be wanted immediately and thus it seemed convenient to leave the money in GA's hands [see GA to WW, 15 Nov. 1860]. However, he is growing old and it would be advisable to put the money in somebody elses trust: 'Is there any individual who would act in it nearly as I should? Or would the Master & Seniors of Trinity accept the reversionary trust?'

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