Faraday to Thomas Phillipps   16 March 1850

Royal Institution | 16 March 1850

My dear Sir

I received your note1 - but have not seen Mr. Fenwick2 and do not know where to send tickets. In answer to your enquiry I may say that either of two things may be done[.] You may have many tickets at once and having signed them can give them in charge to a friend to use gradually. Or sometimes a relation or friend has signed for the party (writing for instance your name as a signing clerk might do)[.] The latter plan we avoid as much as possible because as you will see if it were common persons not authorized might venture to fill up a card[.]

I think I will send you some tickets and as there are ten more nights you have a right in the whole to 20 tickets. On your request the rest shall be sent[.]

Ever My dear Sir | Very Truly Yours | M. Faraday

Sir Thos. Phillip[p]s Bart | &c &c &c

I send 13 tickets herewith | MF

John Edward Addison Fenwick (d.1903, age 78, GRO, CCD). Perpetual Curate of Needwood, 1853-1893.

Please cite as “Faraday2270,” in Ɛpsilon: The Michael Faraday Collection accessed on 22 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/faraday/letters/Faraday2270