Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, London

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                                Edinburgh: July. 26

Sir 
I have all along had the satisfaction to find both 
from the volumes of your transactions & from other 
<s>quarters <\s> scources that the <u>Royal Society <\u> is in the practice 
of receiving and attending to communications on 
Physical Subjects, from whatever quarter, they may 
come. Had I the honor of being known to yourself or 
any of the other members, you would not have had 
the trouble of Reading this. But such being my activa 
tion, I wished for information on one or two points, 
which I hope your goodness will incline you to give me 
I have for a year and a half past been engaged in an 
experimental and mathematical enquiry, concering 
several of those branches, of optical science, which 
Newton and all philosophers since his time have 
either wholly neglected, or at least very little attended to,
for example the <u>inflexion <\u> of light; a subject of the utmost 
importance in the theory. On this, and the coloured 
fringes connected with it ; as also on a property of light which 
                            
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CB/1/2/191
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Date
1795
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Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, London, 1795. From The Royal Society, CB/1/2/191

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