Faraday to Vincenzo Flauti   Mid-August 18541

Con grandissimo dolore ho intesa la morte del cav. Melloni, inaspettatissime per me, e nel momento che egli impegnato in aggiugnere scoperte importanti alle scienze, nelle quali si aveva acquistato un gran nome.

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Povero Melloni la sua memoria non ritornerà mai senza profondo dolore a tutti gli amatori delle scienze naturali. Vi prego di manifestare il mio vivismo cordoglio alla di lui famiglia.

TRANSLATION

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Mr. Melloni, which was so unexpected, coming, as it did, at a time when he was engaged in making important discoveries for science, in which he had acquired a great renown.

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Poor Melloni - no lover of the natural sciences will be able to recall his memory without deep sadness. I ask you to convey my sincere sympathies to his family.

Dated on the basis that this letter is the reply to letter 2875. It was read to the Accademia on 25 August 1854.