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Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Robert A. T. Gascoyne-Cecil, dated at Collingwood

Reference number: HS/24/177

Date: 26 November 1866

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Copy of a letter. Comments on a multi-volume work on India by the Schlaginweits [Hermann and Robert], suggesting that the work contains much extraneous computation and detail and should be compressed. Questions whether further publication on the present scale is justified.

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HS/24/177
Earliest possible date
26 November 1866
Page extent
7 pages
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Manuscript

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John Frederick William Herschel

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John Frederick William Herschel, Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Robert A. T. Gascoyne-Cecil, dated at Collingwood, 26 November 1866, HS/24/177, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/hs_24_177/copy-letter-from-sir-john-herschel-to-robert-a-t-gascoyne-cecil-dated-at-collingwood, accessed on 23 July 2024

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