|Spanish translation & annotations|
London, July 29, 1876
My dearest Father
As well as I can make out my account stands somewhat as follows:
This is the amount I have to pay immediately. To meet this,
The Bache Fund voucher exceeds amount allowed by $100. The vouchers of 1875-6 exceed amount allowed by $1000, because it appears I have less by $2000 than I had supposed. The Baring’s account may be more than I think. But taking all together I do not think you need apprehend being compelled to advance anything.
I learn from Zina that you account for my bad spirits by the supposition that I drink to excess. This is not true. My bad spirits have been caused by several things.
1. Not being able to hear from the office till my accounts were all in confusion. Consequently not knowing how I stood.
2. Zina's telegraphing me that she would not sail till she saw me & writing me the same day that she had started.
3. Being entirely alone without any companionship.
4. Being harassed with too much work owing especially to my photometry book.
The ultimate result is a sort of affection of my nerves which I don't think serious but which is very trying. I can work perfectly well but I cannot write letters or bear what is exciting or irritating very well. I shall therefore on my return set up my pendulum at the Cambridge Observatory & find an
out of the way lodging up in that neighborhood. Whether I can get better or not will depend on circumstances.
I am sorry I could not enjoy hearing you & Sylvester together. It would have been the greatest pleasure to me. Here is a simple proposition: A double algebra not linear embraces every linear algebra.
My work is substantially done. I shall sail for Boston a week from Tuesday. Hurrying back at your urgent desire, I shall have to leave some rather important matters undone. Gen. Baeyer and others wanted me to see Stokes to see how he felt about sending the English pendulums to Berlin but I cannot. Neither can I see the Ordnance office, nor Maxwell again, nor some important instruments in the exhibition here, nor make some important comparisons of thermometers at Kew. I try to compress all I can into my time but none of these matters have any chance of getting done. Best love to all.
Your loving son,
C. S. Peirce
Transcription by Max Fisch, revised by Sara Barrena (2014)
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Proyecto de investigación "Charles S. Peirce en Europa (1875-76): comunidad científica y correspondencia" (MCI: FFI2011-24340)
Fecha del documento: 14 de enero 2015
Última actualización: 11 de marzo 2015