Item 2 - Letter from Srinivasa Ramanujan to Eric Harold Neville

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Letter from Srinivasa Ramanujan to Eric Harold Neville


  • 6 May 1918 (Creation)

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Matlock Sanatorium, Matlock, Derbyshire. - Thanks Neville and his wife; had a letter of congratulation from Neville's brother [on Ramanujan's election as a fellow of Trinity]; is very sorry [Neville's brother] is having sleepless nights.

Became very ill after Neville saw him last and has not recovered; was much worse in March and April. Is currently investigating a continued fraction, which he writes out; discusses some of its properties with mathematical notation.

Hopes that Neville and his wife are well, and sends them kind regards.

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