From Joule to Fanny Dancer. Encloses photos of Mary and Alice, and expresses hope that Mr Tappenden's health will improve. Reports a meeting with Sir William Thomson Lord Kelvin]; they disagreed over foreign policy, Joule not sharing Thomson's favourable view of Russia; feels"Mr Gladstone is to blame for the present state of things just as Mr Bright is responsible for the Crimean War." Includes a typed transcript of the letter.
Dated at: 12 Wardle Road, Sale [Cheshire].
Former references: Pate reference 203.