2-56-1. William Thomson to H. Poincaré

19th Jany ’89

The University, Glasgow

Dear Mr. Poincaré,

I was glad a fortnight ago to receive your New Year card, and had kept it as a reminder to send my own in return, when yesterday I received your beautiful volume “Théorie Mathématique de la Lumière.”11 1 Poincaré 1889. It contains a great deal of most interesting reading for me, and I thank you very much for your kindness in sending it to me. With all good wishes to you for the New Year.

I remain, yours very truly,

William Thomson

ALS 2p. Private collection, Paris 75017.

Time-stamp: "23.09.2014 00:37"


  • H. Poincaré (1889) Leçons sur la théorie mathématique de la lumière. Georges Carré, Paris. Cited by: footnote 1.