Trinity College, Cambridge
Feb. 22. 1836
My dear Sir
I am very glad to hear that you have prepared your paper on the sums of definite integrals:<1> it is a subject of great interest & I hope you have done justice to yourself in preparing it. I shall be in London on Friday & Saturday to attend a meeting of the board of visitors of the Observatory about magnetical observations & apparatus & also a commission about Ritchie <2> new manufacture of optical glass of large dimensions. If your paper is referred to me, I should be glad to see you before I make a report. You will find me at the University Club or athenæum: <3> I generally lodge at 16 Suffolk Street
Believe me> My dear Sir Very truly yours
H. F. Talbot Esq
31 Sackville st
1. WHFT, ‘Researches in the Integral Calculus, Part One’ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, v. 126 pt. 1, 1836, pp. 177–215.
2. William Ritchie (1790-1837), Scottish minister and physicist; Prof of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution and at London University.
3. The United University Club was founded in 1821 and accepted 500 members each from Oxford and Cambridge. The Athenæum Club, Pall Mall, London: WHFT’s club; a gentleman’s club composed primarily of artists and scientists.