|Title||Letter from William Hyde Wollaston, to William Buckland, Oxford|
|Date||6 February 1819 [? postmark]|
|Description||Wollaston has not seen Brewster's telescope and only knows it from reading the description, solely to understand its principle and not its construction. He cannot pass a reliable judgement on it therefore. At the time, he did not think highly of it, but Brewster has competent knowledge and considerable ingenuity. He could be relied upon with a scientific commission. |
'I hope your young friend has a competent knowledge of osteology when he preferred a domiciliary visit to a telegraphical communication with a Tiger, as I cannot imagine that his geological ardour could be much gratified.'
|Physical description||On paper|
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|NA8298||Wollaston; William Hyde (1766 - 1828); chemist, physicist and physiologist||1766 - 1828|