Letter from Charles S. Peirce to Carlile P. Patterson
(New York, 15.06.1877)

Spanish translation & annotations




New York, 42.7th Street
1877, June 15

My dear Chief,

I received your note yesterday morning & ought to have answered it directly, but after the explanations of Farquhar’s work, I was obliged to go to Rutherford’s & after lunch Smith wanted something & then there was a visitor who only left just in time for me to hurry to Hoboken to get there at the appointed hour & I did not get back till after one in the morning.

I had quite determined in my mind that if I received such a letter from you as you have written that I would


think of nothing like abandoning the Survey to which I am equally bound by honorable obligation & by my own best interests.

I am dreadfully annoyed by money matters & I intended to have taken some time to earn a little money outside this spring but I have been unable to get the leisure and as I am determined to get my whole work of connecting Europe & America by pendulum exps. ready for publication next winter I don’t see much leisure before me unless I can manage to get some ra-



pid computers. I have just succeeded in getting all my chronograph records read up & now it is absolutely indispensable to have them all read a second time. I shall try to find such a person as is ultimately wanted on my party & meantime I want to employ two copyists at once to get over what is to be done in that line. They will read the filets also.

This will enable me to ease up my own work a little & write some things for publication.

Yours very truly,

C. S. Peirce


Transcription by Sara Barrena (2017)
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Proyecto de investigación "La correspondencia del tercer viaje europeo de Charles S. Peirce (septiembre-noviembre 1877)"

Fecha del documento: 7 de febrero 2017
Última actualización: 7 de febrero 2017

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