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

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                                Edinr. Octr 29 -95
Sir, 
I was honored by the receipt of your’s on the 27th, and 
confess that my troubling any farther one who has so obliging 
ly taken so much pains on account of a stranger, requires 
many apologies; the only one I can urge, is an anxiety natu 
ral to every one who proposes a new theory, and a wish to 
remove an apparently formidable objection, which has arisen 
from a misapprehension, owing (I have no doubt) to <u>my <\u> 
inaccuracy in describing some of my experiments - for there 
is <u>not <\u> the <u>smallest resemblance <\u> between my streaks & 
those of Newton : they differ in <u>cause <\u>, in <u>size <\u>, in <u>shape <\u>
in <u>position <\u>, & chiefly in <u>colour <\u>: since I have mentioned 
that my streaks are only <u>curvilinear series <\u> of <u>coloured <\u> spectra, where 
as Newton’s, are <u>rectilinear <\u> streams of <u>white <\u> light.
and lastly all mine are on the outside of the shadow, whereas 
his are, one on the <u>outside <\u>, the other on the <u>inside <\u> - - -
                            
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CB/1/2/195
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1796
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Letter from Henry Brougham (later Baron Brougham and Vaux), Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, Royal Society, Somerset Place, London, 1796. From The Royal Society, CB/1/2/195

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