Reference numberMS/710/49
TitleLetter from William Snow Harris, Probus, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth
Date14 October 1837
DescriptionHe has left two thermometers at the Royal Hotel and requests that Fox take posession of them to send them on with the dipping needle being made for De La Beche. Asks to be enrolled by subscription to the Polytechnic [Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society] and notes that 'Falmouth would be a capital place to establish a colony of philosophers'.
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NA8346Harris; Sir; William Snow (1791 - 1867)1791 - 1867
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