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The Archer Letters - Letter Three

April 07, 2017

In this month’s letter written on May 16, 1865, Fr Julian Tenison Woods writes to William Archer from Penola... 

From the letter, we get a glimpse into the number of people with whom Fr Julian had contact. He tells William Archer that he has responded to criticism from Fr Bleasdale, President of the Royal Society of Victoria and asks him to put in a good word in case he has offended him.

Fr Julian had, among other things, told Fr Bleasdale that he was working on overcoming his “youthful writing” day by day! His enthusiasm for sharing his scientific knowledge seems boundless and he asks his friend, William, to support many ideas. We are left wondering what the busy William said after he read this letter!


This month we present a third letter: written on May 16, 1865