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Letter from Sir David Brewster to the Editor, the 'Scotsman', 5 November 1867

Identifier: Coll-1454
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed to the Editor of the Scotsman newspaper, 3 pages 8vo, written at Allerly, Melrose, on writing paper of Edinburgh University, and dated 5 November 1867. The letter, which is either an autograph draft or an edited version prepared for publication, condemns the forgery by Denis Vrain-Lucas (1818-1880) of letters of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Denis Vrain-Lucas was one of the most notorious forgers of the...
Dates: 1867

Papers of Sir David Brewster (1781-1868)

Identifier: MS BRE
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Dates: 1797

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