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Document number: 3351
Date: 09 Aug 1836
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PHILLIPS John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA36-54
Last updated: 27th December 2010

British Association for the Adv: of Science
Institution Bristol
9 Aug 1836


In a letter received this morning fm Mr Peacock <1> of Cambridge are the following passages which I transmit in hopes that you will find it agreeable to comply with the suggestion.

‘I should think that it would be well to write a note to H F. Talbot Esq of Lacock Abbey, to beg him to give some notices respecting his researches on the Integral Calculus: his results are very curious & in some respects more general than those of Abel. <2>

You will probably come in time to take you share in the preliminary arrangements of the Meeting, but if you choose to adopt Mr Peacocks suggestion pray write to me or to the ‘Provisional Secretary for Mathematical Science.’ (Mr F Jerrard). <3>

I am Sir Yours very truly
John Phillips
Assist. General Secretary

H. F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Prof George Peacock (1791–1858), mathematician.

2. Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829), mathematician.

3. George Birch Jerrard (1804–1863).

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