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Document number: 3865
Date: 27 Feb 1835
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: LUBBOCK John William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 38760
Last updated: 8th November 2012

29 Eaton Place. <1>
27 Feb. 1835.

My dear Sir

I merely write this to say that even when the roots of the equation you refer to are imaginary, the solution of the problem is not illusory. There is an example of this kind in Legendre’s 3rd Supplement. <2>

Yours very truly
J W Lubbock

[address panel:]
London February twenty eight 1835 Howard Elphinstone <3>
H F Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey

[added on adjacent panel:]
H. F. Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey


1. London

2. Adrien Marie Legendre (1752–1833), Traité des Fonctions Elliptiques et des Intégrals Eulériennes avec des Tables pour en Faciliter le Calcul Numérique (Paris: Huzard-Courcier, 1825). Supplements were printed in 1828.

3. Sir Howard Elphinstone, 2nd Baronet (1804–1890), politician.

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