Item 14 - Letter from William Whewell

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Letter from William Whewell


  • 18 Nov. [1819] (Creation)

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WW is published ['An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics', 1819]. WW wants to know how HJR's work on inscriptions is proceeding, and gives information concerning recent works he has encountered on this subject. However with his work as a mathematics lecturer he no longer has the time to look into these matters. WW took a petition to the new Vice-Chancellor [William Frere] regarding the banned Union Society, and spoke to him for nearly an hour: 'But all that I could gain was a promise to lay it upon the heads and then of course its fate was obvious' [see WW to HJR, 25 March 1817]. WW is keeping his eyes open for a situation which may bring HJR closer to Cambridge.

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