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From:
John Galt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 December 1816]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.34
Summary:

Has dispatched the manuscripts of William Spence by coach, and encloses the key. Hopes JH will call on him when in town.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Galt
Date:
[28 August 1817]
Source of text:
National Archives of Canada
Summary:

Discusses plans for an edition of the mathematical writings of the late William Spence, to be edited by JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Galt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 September 1817]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.35
Summary:

Has passed JH's communication to Mrs. [William] Spence, who desires that publication may proceed as quickly as possible. Would he decide on a publisher. Will write biographical details himself. Would JH give him details of title page and contents.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Galt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 September 1817]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.36
Summary:

Has received JH's letter to which he will reply fully later. Sends some more manuscripts he has received from Mrs. [William] Spence. Also encloses a copy of the unfinished essay of which only 80 copies have been printed.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Galt
Date:
[15 October 1817]
Source of text:
National Archives of Canada
Summary:

Discusses editorial actions taken by JH in editing mathematical manuscripts of William Spence, including materials recently sent to JH by JG.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Galt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 October 1817]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.37
Summary:

Has sent JH's continuation of William Spence's 'Outlines' to press without any alteration. Gives the scheme adopted for the makeup of the volume. Hopes JH agrees; if not write at once as he is leaving London for some time.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Galt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 October 1817]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.38
Summary:

Book will be arranged according to JH's wishes. Underwoods are to be the publishers. Is pleased JH has found signs of greatness in William Spence's works. Hopes JH will show this in his biographical introduction.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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