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From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[12 March 1862]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.43
Summary:

Thanks for acknowledging his mathematical memoir. Intended his paper on polyhedra for the French prize, but was annoyed they would not recognize his work, so submitted it to the R.S.L. instead. Is sending a paper to William Cavendish (7th Duke of Devonshire), who is a mathematician.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[24 March 1862]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.44
Summary:

Regarding the report of the polyedra prize question of the French Academy.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 March 1862]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.45
Summary:

Further regarding the polyedra prize of the French Academy.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 January 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.46
Summary:

Many thanks for his information. Comments again on the prize being offered by the Academy. The answer is now being published by the R.S.L.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 April 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.47
Summary:

Has lately resumed the study of the theory of groups. Further comments on the French Academy and the award of the mathematical medal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[2 September 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.48
Summary:

Outlining the events leading to the rejection of his claim for the French Academy medal for mathematics.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 November 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.49, 54, 55
Summary:

Sending a demonstration of the last theorem of Pierre Fermat, which has been the subject of a prize of the Academy many times. Would like his views on the logic. Arthur Cayley has done everything possible to prevent TK from winning the Academy medal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 November 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.53
Summary:

Hopes he glanced at the last words of TK's article on the polyhedra in the R.S.L. Proceedings.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 November 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.50
Summary:

Finds part of his proof was defective, but it makes no difference to the final result.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[25 November 1863]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.51
Summary:

Having sent a bad proof, now sends a sound one.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas P. Kirkman
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 October 1864]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.52
Summary:

Was pleased with JH's weighty and judicious rebuke. Sends a copy of a letter he wrote to the Times concerning religion and the natural sciences.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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