File 51 - William Whewell letters to Richard Jones

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Add. MS c/51


William Whewell letters to Richard Jones


  • 1817-1854 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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In the preface to William Whewell, D. D. Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. An Account of his Writings with selections from his literary and scientific correspondence Isaac Todhunter writes that the Whewell Papers included letters written by Whewell to Jones, which had been returned to Whewell at his request.

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Bequest of William Whewell, 1866.

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Isaac Todhunter's Catalogue of Dr Whewell's Papers (Add.MS.a.70) includes summaries of letters in this box.

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The other side of this correspondence, Letters from Richard Jones to William Whewell, is housed as Add.MS.c.52.

Forms part of the papers of William Whewell, housed under a variety of numbers in Additional Manuscripts a and c and Wren classes O and R. The collection is described briefly with all component parts listed in the collection level record linked below.

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The item records were created from a partial listing of the Whewell papers produced by William J. Ashworth in 1994-1996. These entries were emended by Diana Smith using further information from the Ashworth listing and the index entitled "Report on the papers of William Whewell" compiled by the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts in 1973.

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