Item 3 - Letter from William Whewell

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Letter from William Whewell


  • 15 Apr. 1817 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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The only person WW can find who answers HJR's description is a William Johnson of St. John's who was matriculated December 17 1787. Paynter has returned from a trip to Peterborough looking at early English arches. WW intends to go to the press in about a week [WW's and HJR's planned translation of Silvestre F. Lacroix] - 'send what you have finished that we may have some capital to begin upon. I have not taken any steps yet; except talking to Deighton who seems to have a sort of consciousness that he has been laid upon us and talks of having no objection to overstep his engagement if the work succeeds... I grow more and more in good humour with the plan'. Has HJR any information concerning Richard Jones? News concerning the romantic activities of two University friends.

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