Letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts.

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Spencer, William George. Letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts.

Letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts.

In these letters to Caroline Watts, a young friend and teacher in Durham, England, Spencer writes principally about the teaching of geometry and astronomy. He also comments on current political and literary events in England, including John Bright's defeat, the Corn Laws, and theories about health and religion. There is frequent mention of his brother Thomas Spencer, and his son Herbert Spencer.

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Watts, Caroline L.

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Bright, John, 1811-1889

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Spencer, Thomas, 1796-1853

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Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001392.0x0002c0 Epithet: of Wormleighton British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x0002b7 Epithet: Vicar of Winkfield, county Wiltshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001392.0x0002c2 ...

Spencer, William George.

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William George Spencer was a mathematician. From the description of Letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122474115 From the guide to the William George Spencer letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts, 1839-1849, (American Philosophical Society) Epithet: mathematician British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001392.0x0002c4 ...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...