William George Spencer letters, 1839-1849, to Caroline Watts

Mss.B.Sp32

Date: 1839-1849 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 42 items

Abstract

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.

Background note

William George Spencer was a mathematician.

Collection Information

Physical description

42 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Doris Harris (cat. 30, no. 85; $375.00) and accessioned, 1983 (1983 1642ms).

Early American History Note

This collection consists of letters from William Spencer to Caroline Watts about a range of topics, most of which relate to affairs in England during the nineteenth century. He discusses current affairs, like the Corn laws, and scientific and pedagogical issues.

General note

There are typed transcripts for the first six letters.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • General Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bright, John, 1811-1889
  • Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
  • Spencer, Thomas, 1796-1853
  • Spencer, William George,1790-1866
  • Watts, Caroline

Subject(s)

  • Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
  • Beyond Early America
  • Corn laws (Great Britain)
  • Geometry -- Study and teaching.
  • Health.
  • Religion.


Detailed Inventory

Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1839 February 25 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1839 August 9 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1840 August 31 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1840 October 10 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1840 November 29 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1841 August 30 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1842 November 20 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1842 November 25 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1842 November 29 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1842 December 24 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 January 22 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 February 18 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 February 18 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 March 5 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 April 9 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 April 30 
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1843 May 14 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 May 28 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 June 4 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 August 15 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 September 30 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1843 October 29 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1844 January 15 
Spencer, William to Caroline Watts
1844 March 3 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1844 May 26 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1844 July 28 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1844 September 17 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1844 October 26 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1844 December 6 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 February 9 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 March 9 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 July 2 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 August 17 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 October 19 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 November 18 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1845 December 21 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 January 26 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 March 29 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 May 10 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 August 31 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 September 13 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1846 October 18 
William, Spencer to Caroline Watts
1849 December 28