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Document number: 386
Date: 12 Sep 1871
Harold White: 12 Sep 1871
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TAIT Peter Guthrie
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


My dear Mr Talbot,

Your paper was read, and will be printed in extenso <1> with the exception of your apologies at the beginning.

I was greatly delighted with the whole proceedings in Section A, <2> and we had something like 16 Senior & Second Wranglers or Smith’s Prizemen – Adams, Cayley, Stokes, Sylvester, Maxwell, Challis, Kelland, Hon. J.W. Strutt, Wilson, Hopkinson, Glaisker &c &c &c Colding of Copenhagen & Bierens de Haan were my guests.

I gave them a discourse on Thermoelectric Currents, and a Second provisional Report on Thermal Conductivity.

St Claire Deville <3> has kindly undertaken to make wires of Nickel & Cobalt for me.

Yours truly

P.G. Tait


1. At full length.

2. This would have been the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Edinburgh in 1871.

3. Probably Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818–1881), chemist.

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