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William Whewell


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William Whewell : History of the Inductive Sciences

'We are reading in the evenings now, Sydney Smith's letters, Boswell, Whewell's History of Inductive Sciences, the Odyssey and occasionally Heine's Reisebilder. I began the second Book of the Iliad in Greek this morning'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot and G.H. Lewes     Print: BookManuscript: Unknown


William Whewell : Essay Towards a First Approximation to a Map of Cotidal Lines

'Give Mr Whewell my best thanks for sending me his tide paper: all on board are much interested by it.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Charles Darwin      Print: Unknown


William Whewell : Fraser's Magazine [review of Gaskell's 'The Moorland Cottage']

'Thank you for the Atlas. The Guardian (Puseyite) has been very busy praising M[oorland] C[ottage] too. I hope the Times will be so kind as to leave it alone; for I think it would be a disgrace to be praised by the man who wrote that review of Mr Thackeray. Dr Whewell wrote that review in Fraser I believe; and I have received a very complimentary note from him as well'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell      Print: Serial / periodical


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