Discusses pamphlet by A. S. Taylor
and note by A. W. v. Hofmann concerning iodine solution.
15 Marine Parade, Eastbourne
I return by this post D
This morning I vowed to myself that I would give you no more trouble; this evening I
break my vow! Do read over Hofman's note, it seems to me clear
that he asserts that he has easily distinguished 0.002 of milligram of iodine
and this equals, as I make out,
God forgive me for being so troublesome, and believe me, | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Please return Hofman's note.
- f1 2974.f1The letter was written in the evening, after the preceding letter was posted.
- f2 2974.f2Taylor 1860. See preceding letter.
- f3 2974.f3Letter from A. W. von Hofmann to Edward Cresy, 27 October 1860. See preceding letter.
- f4 2974.f4Taylor 1860. There is a note on this pamphlet in DAR 60.1: 69 listing the amounts of arsenic and antimony that could be detected.
- f5 2974.f5A note giving these calculations and apparently subsequent emendations is in DAR 60.1: 70.
- f6 2974.f6See letter from Edward Cresy, 10 November 1860.