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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[James Calder Stewart
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0408; Reel 1055
Summary:

Applied to Admiralty for 'instruments' for the African [Committee?]. Will bring Henry Kater's theodolite and copies of Taylor's and Hutton's tables for Duncan Stewart.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[James Calder] Stewart
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0398; Reel 1055
Summary:

Encloses note to Sir Roderick, who is ill. Margaret's strength is returning, but she faces painful confinement 'down here.' Asks JS to carry out one of JH's duties as executor of JH's cousin Thomas Baldwin.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[James Calder] Stewart
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0405; Reel 1055
Summary:

JH's time to depart is not far off. What to do with additional lenses? Enquires about winter weather in Crimea. Will go to Collingwood Friday.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[James Calder] Stewart
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0407; Reel 1055
Summary:

Impending struggle will be 'most formidable we have ever had.' Both sides are wrong. Wishes military were better armed and English people less 'Sybaritious.' Hails 'freedom of the Press.' Send document on 'faculty pew' to Slough church.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[James Calder] Stewart
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0409; Reel 1055
Summary:

Invites JS to Sunday dinner with JH's sons Alexander and John.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Joseph Goodall?]
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
WT B.18
Summary:

Accepts an invitation to dinner.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Margaret Brodie Herschel]
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
JHS 1.71
Summary:

About son Willy's school habits and about daughter Caroline, as reported by her father-in-law[?].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[R.S.L. Council]
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS RR.[1?]
Summary:

Reports on and recommends for publication [William?] Baxter's paper detailing experiments 'on living and recently dead animals' to determine signs of current electricity manifested during 'organic process of secretion.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Robert Hunt?]
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
WT 68037.15
Summary:

Doubts that there is any significant difference of density between the northern and southern hemisphere.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adolphe Quetelet
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
Académie belgique: #29
Summary:

Tells AQ of his daughters's fevers. Rejoices in the power of science to distract him temporarily from worries. Hopes to complete his Catalogus generalis nebularum by end of R.S.L. session.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
[?]-10-29
Source of text:
RAS: MSS De Morgan 3
Summary:

Gratitude for books sent by AD. Encloses AD's biography of William Herschel with JH's comments.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Caroline Emily Mary Herschel
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
JHS 1.89
Summary:

A light hearted letter to CH, together with a few lines for JH's wife, Margaret.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Chairman of R.S.L. Physical Committee
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS RR.1.234
Summary:

Recommends unreservedly for publication in R.S.P.T. papers by G. G. Stokes and Baden Powell.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0046; Reel 1054
Summary:

[Letter entirely 'in cipher' (code) except for 'Dear Babbage.']

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.359
Summary:

Copy formula and send it to [Richard?] Taylor.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.363
Summary:

Bad news: a Frenchman has submitted a design for a mathematical machine.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.364
Summary:

Unable to attend the Astronomical Society meeting. Encloses two papers for him to deal with.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.368
Summary:

Hopes to see him in town and then they can go to see Joseph Clement. His observations are being spoilt by bad weather.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.370
Summary:

News concerning Edward Ryan.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.372
Summary:

Will call on him tomorrow.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project