Item 42 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 27 Feb. 1842 (Creation)

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3 pp.

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Weymouth - Is in Weymouth on part of his journey of tide observation: 'I have found more than once that a great deal of good is done by going to see with one's own eyes things which other people's words have made mysterious... And it has answered well. The tides appear to be all shallow-water-tides'. Although GA's theory of tides is in an unfinished state - 'it is in a state which any body else can complete who will take the trouble'. GA went to observe the surf at the Chesil Bank at Weymouth: 'The surf is the most majestic thing that I have seen'.

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