|Spanish translation & annotations|
Rec. Oct. 6 1875
5 Oct., 1875
My dear Sir
It surprises me to learn today that you have been in Paris for some time. I have also been here since the 10th September & would have given a great deal to have seen you, especially because I learn that you were well received by Leverrier. As for me, I addressed him a letter on the 28th & have received no reply so that it will be necessary to proceed through diplomatic
channels. Don’t mention this in England, if you please, but if you have any occasion to write to Leverrier speak as if it were a matter of course that I would swing my pendulums at the observatory. If you will do that you will put me under a particular obligation. It would be a pity that I should swing in England, Berlin, Geneva the chief initial points of pendulum operations & not at Paris where the older determinations were made. The international geodetical conference having been here, I don’t understand how I went to all the sittings after I
arrived and didn’t see you, nor hear of you. I suppose everybody thought I knew you were here.
Transcription by Max Fisch (Peirce Edition Project), revised by Sara Barrena.
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Proyecto de investigación "Charles S. Peirce en Europa (1875-76): comunidad científica y correspondencia" (MCI: FFI2011-24340)
Fecha del documento: 7 de mayo 2013
Última actualización: 17 de septiembre 2013