New website for the project

There is now a website for the John Tyndall Correspondence Project (JTCP), although on the site it is just called the TCP). Not much is up on it currently, but it’s there

My fellow grad student and I so far this semester have transcribed 75 letters, and we are hoping to do 50 more fore semester’s end. I am beginning to narrow down a topic or two for graduate research: either the relationship between Tyndall’s mountaineering and his biological researches, or looking closely at Tyndall’s lecture tour (on light) in America in 1872-1873 (it may have had to do more with promoting Darwin’s theory to American scientists). Interestingly, Tyndall donated all of his profits from the lecture tour to the Smithsonian to improve science education (in physics specifically).

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