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Document number: 3409
Date: 29 Dec 1836
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PEACOCK George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Trinity College – Cambridge

Dec 29 1836

My dear Talbot

After reading & commenting upon the paper which you put into my hands at Bristol <1> I gave it to the Secretary of the section either Forbes or Harris: <2> of this I am quite certain: of course therefore it is quite out of the question that I should forward it to Phillips: <3> the best thing will be for you to send a short abstract to him

I have just returned to Cambridge having been snow bound for some time; this will account for the delay in my answer to you

I trust I meet you at the R.S <4> on the 12th of January?

Believe me
My dear Talbot
Most truly yours

G W Peacock

H. F. Talbot Esq


1. At the The Sixth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which took place in August 1836.

2. Probably Prof James David Forbes (1809–1868), Scottish scientist, and Sir William Snow Harris (1791–1867), scientist.

3. Prof John Phillips (1800–1874), BAAS founder & geologist.

4. Royal Society of London.

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