Reference numberNLB/60/828
Alternative reference numberNLB/60 p464
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S. B. Gaythorpe Esquire; 3 Prospect Road, Barrow-in-Furness
Date12 April 1921
DescriptionReply to an enquiry from Mr. S. B. Gaythorpe into [John] Wallis, Horrocks and [Christian] Huygens. Informs him that the Letter-book, Volume One, he wants is the first of two volumes of Wallis letters in the Society's Library and contains 142 letters from 1662 to 1672. With regards to the meeting attended by Huyghens, at which the Horrocks manuscript was handed to him, regretfully informs him that they cannot find any trace of this. Provides details of the dates on which Huyghens was in London as possibile occassions for this transaction, but offers nothing concrete.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7472Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer1616 - 1703
NA8062Huygens; Christiaan (1629 - 1695); natural philosopher1629 - 1695
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