Reference numberMS/251/7
TitleLetter from William Hyde Wollaston, to William Buckland, Oxford
Date6 February 1819 [? postmark]
DescriptionWollaston 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 descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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NA8298Wollaston; William Hyde (1766 - 1828); chemist, physicist and physiologist1766 - 1828
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