Item 103 - Richard Jones to William Whewell

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Richard Jones to William Whewell


  • 25 Aug. 1845 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Thanks WW for his two letters - 'your analysis was excellent and made me pleased both with it and myself' [RJ's lectures]. RJ accepts WW's term of 'mechanical power. He has nothing but good to say about the Wiesbaden waters and expects to be home mid-September. RJ gives his observations of the local architecture, wines and history. There is a religious feud that has arisen and which 'is agitating the whole people from the Rhine to Poland. The new sect calling themselves Catholic and abusing the Pope is received with open arms by the Protestants who wish to give them the use of their churches. The government forbid - the people rage and riot and some lives have been lost at Leipsig - a fiercer struggle is expected. Will Austria interfere? If she does what is to follow in Germany and without. Will she not? The Catholics must give way and already the other party talk of getting rid of the Saxon Royal family - they have frightened the king of Prussia into neutrality'. WW 'may hear any day of a civil war of protestant Germany against Catholic Princes and their own too if they try and thwart them'.

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