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From:
Patrick Francis Robertson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0455; Reel 1093
Summary:

Enthusiastically approves of JH's 'Half Dozen Propositions Respecting Gold Coinage.' Will distribute copies at Carlton Club.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomson Hankey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0238; Reel 1087
Summary:

Agrees with JH's propositions regarding gold currency, but offers minor corrections.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0280; Reel 1087
Summary:

Suggests alterations to JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Respecting the Gold Coinage' before this is added to Bank of England's publication on coinage controversy. Pleased by testimony of U.S. assay master [W. E. Du Bois].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Thomson Hankey
Date:
[19 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0182.4; Reel 1054
Summary:

Asks TH to reconsider JH's second Proposition on converting gold coins to pounds sterling. Offers examples. Sends copies of JH's 'Propositions' to TH and to [J. G.] Hubbard. Notes testimony to integrity of British coinage given by U.S. assay master [W. E. Du Bois].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
T. E. Selwyn
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870-1-19 or earlie
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0182.2; Reel 1054
Summary:

Reports on mental and physical condition of [?].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Boner
Date:
20 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 203–204)
Summary:

Thanks CB for Transylvania [1865].

CD’s health has declined steadily. He must now be content to read about nature as described by CB and others.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0645.1
Summary:

Responds to proposals of JH [?], and comments on the problems of the Royal Mint charges for coinage, especially coinage for foreign authorities.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Dr. Ricketts
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.489
Summary:

Asks where JH's opinion that subsidence of land is caused by the pressure of material accumulation is stated in detail.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Hugh Martin
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.22
Summary:

Grateful for JH's valuable letter. Has sent a copy to Dr. J. H. Stirling to show the coincidence of their views.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Henry Huxley
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
21 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 166: 323
Summary:

Refers to "Devonshire Man"’s attack on him ["Professor Huxley’s last new theory", Pall Mall Gaz. 18 Jan 1870, p. 6]. His intention to answer – a waste, except for political bearing of Celt question ["Professor Huxley on Celts and Teutons", Pall Mall Gaz. 21 Jan 1870, p. 6].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
22 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 106: B90–1
Summary:

Plans for his new book, Contributions to the theory of natural selection (1870), which will contain his papers on the subject.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Henry Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.228
Summary:

Regarding the various methods of levying the gas rate for street lighting.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John S. Bourne
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0115; Reel 1087
Summary:

Appreciation of JH's arguments in favor of pound sterling.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
Date:
[24 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0199; Reel 1054
Summary:

Responds to Hubbard's queries about JH's "Half Dozen Propositions on the Gold Coinage." Quantity of sterling required to conduct wholesale and retail transactions.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alice Bonham-Carter
To:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:
25 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 160: 240
Summary:

Sends a translation of two sentences [on floral structure] as requested by Henrietta Darwin.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Gilbert William Child
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
26 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 161: 141
Summary:

Sends 2d ed. of his Essays on physiological subjects (1869).

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Henry Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.229
Summary:

Further regarding the various ways of levying gas rates. It appears that the method adopted at Hawkhurst is incorrect.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
26 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
The British Library (Add MS 46434: 198–9)
Summary:

Response to ARW’s MS on geological time ["The measurement of geological time", Nature 1 (1870): 399–401, 452–5].

Groans over [what is said about] man.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[27 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0281; Reel 1087
Summary:

Secretary to Bank of England will soon write to JH for permission to include JH's revised 'Half Dozen Propositions Regarding the Gold Coinage' at end of Bank's collection of papers on coinage controversy.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Brodie Innes
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
28 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 167: 27
Summary:

JBI sends clipping about a hybrid between a deer and a cow, from the same parish as the one reported in 1868.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project