I am giving a lecture to undergraduates on the lovely identity $$1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + \cdots = -\frac{1}{12}.$$

Ramanujan wrote in his second letter to Hardy (courtesy Wikipedia),

"Dear Sir, I am very much gratified on perusing your letter of the 8th February 1913. I was expecting a reply from you similar to the one which a Mathematics Professor at London wrote asking me to study carefully Bromwich's Infinite Series and not fall into the pitfalls of divergent series. … I told him that the sum of an infinite number of terms of the series: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + · · · = −1/12 under my theory. If I tell you this you will at once point out to me the lunatic asylum as my goal. I dilate on this simply to convince you that you will not be able to follow my methods of proof if I indicate the lines on which I proceed in a single letter. …"

Does anyone know where I might find a scanned copy of this or closely related material, in Ramanujan's handwriting? Bruce Berndt kindly pointed me to a typeset version, and much else related of extreme interest -- but I would love to use the original in my lecture, if possible.

Thank you!

The Indian Clerkbased on the interaction of Hardy and Ramanujan at Cambridge. $\endgroup$ – Jim Humphreys Dec 2 '11 at 15:43