2-56-12. William Thomson to H. Poincaré

December 20. 1895.11endnote: 1 This letter was penned by a copyist.

The University, Glasgow

Dear Mr. Poincaré,

I think I must give up my disbelief in Thought-reading and Telepathy. Yesterday I gave instructions to have copies of my own published volumes sent to you. This morning I have received “Capillarité”, “Théorie Analytique de la Propagation de la Chaleur”, and “Calcul des Probabilités” from you. 22endnote: 2 Poincaré 1895a, 1895b, 1896.

I shall certainly find a great deal to interest me in every one of these books and I thank you very much for your kindness in sending them.

With best wishes to you for the New Year, I remain, Yours very truly,


ALS 2p. Private collection, Paris 75017.

Time-stamp: " 3.05.2019 01:30"



  • H. Poincaré (1895a) Capillarité. Georges Carré, Paris. link1 Cited by: endnote 2.
  • H. Poincaré (1895b) Théorie analytique de la propagation de la chaleur. Carré et Naud, Paris. link1 Cited by: endnote 2.
  • H. Poincaré (1896) Calcul des probabilités. Gauthier-Villars, Paris. link1 Cited by: endnote 2.