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Title

[Letter to George F. Fitzgerald from Thomas Preston],

Identifier

GFF 11/6

Description

Handwritten letter from Thomas Preston to George F. Fitzgerald, dated 3 September 1896. The paper’s masthead is from Preston’s home at Bardowie, Orwell Park, Rathgar, County Dublin. Preston and his wife thank Fitzgerald and his wife for sending a note of congratulations and good wishes. He writes that he is travelling to Howth, where his new address will be Tintern, Howth, until the next meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He plans to travel to Liverpool by boat. He thinks the Royal University of Ireland should pay their examiners “all the same.” He writes that Fitzgerald has attended a board meeting and should receive an Honorarium payment from the RUI Board, but it is uncertain whether he will. He clarifies that his description of Fitzgerald’s Helmholtz theory as “indigestible” meant that he found “much food for permanent reflection” in it. 4pp.

Source

RDS Library & Archives GFF collection of letters

Rights

Copyright RDS Library & Archives. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the RDS Library & Archives.

Relation

RDS Science Archive

Format

Manuscript

Language

English

Type

Coverage

1870-1901

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Citation

Preston, Thomas, 1860-1900, “[Letter to George F. Fitzgerald from Thomas Preston],,” RDS, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/679.

File

https://library.rds.ie/files/11-6.pdf