Letter from Benjamin Peirce to Joseph Winlock
(Munich, 16.11.1870)

Spanish translation & annotations

Munich, November 16 1870.

My Dear Professor:

I have just received a letter from Charlie at Malaga in which he writes: "I see quite clearly all about this place. This coast is better than the Atlantic —fewer rainy days & the clear days clearer. Marbella is the place 32 miles from Malaga— a horseback journey of 10 hours. A tug can be hired to carry the instruments if mules won't do it. There is hardly accomodation enough in the town. Some of the party might, if there happened to be any means of getting there, be

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sent to Oran in Africa. There would be the best chance of good weather. I will arrange so that by sending beforehand to Mr.Geary our consul here, all the accomodations in Marbella will be taken for the party. There will be no difficulty therefore. Let them remember they cannot go by the way of Barcelona. The other information I have to get here is of less consequence, but I shall go rapidly to Granada, Sevilla, and Cadiz, so that all that is to be had may be had".

Do let this be communicated



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to Newcomb as well as Dean. I have decided that the wisest way is to be on as amicable terms as possible with the naval expedition and do all we can to make their observations successful. I left the English on very good terms with us, and I trust that you will see Huggins's telescope and Lockyer's experiments. May you have full success. Watson had better join your party, unless you have arranged it otherwise.

Yours very truly and with
devoted friendship

Benjamin Peirce

Dr. Winlock





Transcription by Jaime Nubiola (2009)
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Proyecto de investigación "La correspondencia europea de C. S. Peirce: creatividad y cooperación científica (Universidad de Navarra 2007-09)

Fecha del documento: 8 de junio 2009
Última actualización: 14 de septiembre 2017

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