Undated (before 1790), to the Reverend George Coleridge

[from Christ’s Hospital] Dear Brother, — You will excuse me for reminding  you that, as our holidays commence next week, and I shall go out a good deal, a good pair of breeches will be no inconsiderable accession to my appearance. For though my present pair are excellent for the purposes of drawing mathematical figures […]

Painting of older gentleman and his grandson

March 1797 to Thomas Poole

Sunday, March, 1797 My dear Poole, — My father (Vicar of, and Schoolmaster at, Ottery St. Mary, Devon) was a profound mathematician, and well versed in the Latin, Greek, and Oriental Languages. He published, or rather attempted to publish, several works: 1st, Miscellaneous Dissertations arising from the 17th and 18th Chapters of the Book of […]