2_279 27/6/46

Lea Hurst
27 June [1846]
She was so very-sorry not to see him in London the day they went away; she went to see Prof. Wheatstone's thinjand he had all those nice little apparatuses for polarizing; she will get that tube when she is richer; explains the difference between a common ray and a polaxized ray; asks Shore to thank dear Bee2 for her letters, and sends her best love to Hughic and Bertha; they have Mrs. Hamilton Gray, Miss Rigby and P with them; the three first shades of the rainbow, violet, indigo and blue.
43p B.M. Add.MSS.46176.f.13
1. (Sir) Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) F.R.S., scientist and inventor. Among many other devices, he invented the instruments now commonly used to measure electricity, the rheostat and the Wheatstone bridge, and developed the electric telegraph for public use.
2. Beatrice Smith.

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