Handwritten letter. Gosport, November 9th 1818. 33cm x 23cm. folded 2pp. From William Burney To Dr P[atrick] Kelly, Finsbury Square, London. With seal. Corners creased. Uniformly lightly toned. Discussing the vacancy for Mathematics Master at The Royal Mathematical School, Christ's Hospital occasioned by the death on October 28th of Thomas Simpson Evans LLD FLS (1777-1818) aged 41, Mathematician, formerly Assistant Astronomer Royal to Dr Maskelyne. 'His library was considered one of the most valuable collections of mathematical and philosophical works in the kingdom.' ODNB Dr. William Burney (1762 – 1832) Burney's Naval Academy in Gosport was founded in 1791. Patrick Kelly LL.D. (1756–1842) Mathematician, Metrologist, author, astronomer, friend of Neville Maskelyne and John Herschel. For many years he was master of the Mercantile School, in Finsbury Square, London.
Author Burney, Dr William