29 Eaton Place <1>
24 Feb 1835
My dear Sir,
On the whole I incline rather to the form of a treatise on the subject <2> but this is mere matter of taste and any way your views cannot fail to be highly interesting. I hope however you will allude to Poisson’s paper <3> & shew that your methods are more general than his.
The brother of Mr Jerrard <4> called upon me a short time ago & expressed his anxiety that I should look into the merits of his brother’s works, but the subject is one I am not familiar with and it will give me a great deal of trouble.
I am, my dear Sir,
Yours very truly,
J W Lubbock
H. F. Talbot Esqr
2. That is, on Integral Calculus.
3. Siméon Denis Poisson (1781–1840) mathematician, ‘Théorèmes relatifs aux intégrals des fonctions algébraiques’, Journal für die Reine und angewandte Mathematik, v.12 n.2, 1834 (article dated 1 December 1833), pp. 89–104.
4. Probably Frederick William Hill Jerrard (d. 1884), brother of George Birch Jerrard (1804–1863), mathematician.