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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Mr.] Bell
Date:
[8 January 1860]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0089; Reel 1054
Summary:

Gratitude for sending [John] Taylor's book. Believes dimensions of Great Pyramid exhibit knowledge of geometry but not of calculus among ancient Egyptians. Suggests way to modify British standard of length to produce 'perfect metrical system' superior to that of French.

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John Herschel Project
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