Reference numberNLB/62/131
Alternative reference numberNLB/62 p74
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Karl] Pearson, FRS
Date8 December 1921
DescriptionInforms Professor [Karl] Pearson that they have no collection of [John] Pell's papers, only two manuscripts of his: one account of an eclipse, read in January '1663/4', and 'Answer to the algebraick question sent out of France'. Suggests that the Pell papers in the British Museum are those that once belogned to the Society, and notes that a search could be made through their Council Minutes from around 1760 to see if there is any record of the transfer.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueJBO/2/12
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8002Pearson; Karl (1857 - 1936); statistician and eugenicist1857 - 1936
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