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Macaulay; The Historian, Statesman, and Essayist. Anecdotes of his life and literary labours, with some account of his early and unknown writings (2nd ed., London, John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1860), with notes and letters of Augustus De Morgan, 1861-1869, former owner of the book, 1860-1869

MS. Eng. e. 3588
Held at the Weston Library

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The volume includes:

  1. (fols. ii a-b) a tipped-in letter, 1 Aug. 1861, from Monsieur de Senarmont, probably Henri Hureau de Senarmont (1808-62), professor of physics and librarian at L'École Polytéchnique, Paris, requesting De Morgan's help in finding an article on optics allegedly written for the journal Revue Europeenne by the physicist Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827). The letter has an endorsment by De Morgan (28 Sept. 1869) explaining the reason for his purchase of the volume: on page 40 he discovered the name of the British editor of the defunct European Review. De Morgan states that 'I did not find Fresnel, but I was able to ascertain from Chas. Knight that there was no chance of recovering any papers of his'.
  2. (fols. 130-1) notes by T.D. Rogers on the provenance of the volume and identity of the letter's writer, 1975.


  • Creation: 1860-1869


141 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. e. 3588

Separated Materials

One letter from Augustus De Morgan to Admiral William Henry Smyth enclosing notes (not present) on an (unknown) preface written by Smyth, 11 July 1865, now MS. Eng. c. 7284, fol. 17. Four letters from Augustus De Morgan to Arthur Hall, speculating on the origins of the name "Onuphrio", used by Horace Walpole, July-Aug. 1867, now MS. Eng. c. 7284, fols. 18-21.

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