Reference numberNLB/42/714
Alternative reference numberNLB/42 p454
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Meno Haas
Date15 September 1910
Description'Dear Sir,
In answer to your enquiry concerning original documents of correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, I have to inform you that the Royal Society posesses a quantity of such correspondence, but whether it throws any light upon the life and philosophy of Spinoza I cannot say. I think it doubtful.
It would be open to you to consult the original documents here, on the recommendation of a Fellow of the Society and after obtaining the permission of the Council.
Should you wish to make such a search it would perhaps be best for you to send in a formal application, addressed to the "Secretary of the Royal Society", which would be considered and as to which we would write to you in due course.
We have two letters of Spinoza to Oldenburh, but there are on questions of natural science. They are well known and have been reproduced.'
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