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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Hugh Martin
Date:
[3 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0248; Reel 1054 (Cdraft: RS:HS 25.15.26)
Summary:

Grateful for HM's sending J. H. Stirling's essay 'As Regards Protoplasm' (1869) to JH. T. H. Huxley overlooked allotropes of organic chemicals as possible origin of life. In this 'Biocratical state,' allotropes would not be alive, but would be 'designedly...fitted' to act as agents of vital processes under a causative power.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Elizabeth Colling
Date:
[13 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 24.297
Summary:

Thanks for the volume of EC's verse; comments on various aspects of poetry.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
Date:
[15 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0198; Reel 1054
Summary:

Has no objection to including JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Regarding the Gold Coinage' into Bank of England's publication about gold controversy. Offers revision to JH's original article. Responds to Hubbard's comments on six propositions. Remarks on minting by private individuals.

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:
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:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Richard Anthony Proctor
Date:
[7 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.119
Summary:

Discusses various telescopes of his father and his father's [erroneous] announcement of his discovery of four additional satellites of Uranus.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
F. Charsley
Date:
[1870-2-8 or later]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.250verso
Summary:

Reply to FC's 1870-2-8.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
RGO 6.258.500
Summary:

Responds that R. A. Proctor's theory [see GA's 1870-2-5] is possible, and explains why.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Herschel (son)
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
JHS 5.45
Summary:

A long rambling statement against the metric system and its proposed introduction into India.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Hammond Chubb
Date:
[10 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0128; Reel 1054
Summary:

Returns proofs with slight alterations. Encloses copy of letter JH sent to the Times on similar subject.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Mary [Cornwallis Lipscomb Power Herschel]
Date:
[10 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0227; Reel 1054
Summary:

Thanks MH for copying reply from JH's son John to Col. Tennant's letter about 'ruinous' metric system. T. F. and Amelia [Herschel] Wade arrived in China. News of storms and shipping disasters. Denounces papal infallibility. Reviews Pierre Lanfrey's life of Napoleon. Tell JH's son John about changes in southern stars. Compares lectures of Chandra Kesub-den to sermons of John Wesley.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the London Times
Date:
[10 February 1870]
Source of text:
London Times (Feb. 12, 1870), p. 10, col. 5
Summary:

Proposes a method of defraying the cost of coinage by means of seigniorage involving silver coinage.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Henry H. H. Cameron
Date:
[16 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.317 & 24.298
Summary:

Advice and guidance on the path he is to pursue when he goes to university.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Hammond Chubb
Date:
[24 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0140.2; Reel 1087
Summary:

Gratitude for copy of Bank's published volume on gold coinage controversy. Regrets that volume does not contain letter to the Times containing U.S. assay master W. E. Du Bois's testimony to integrity of British gold coinage, 'a most satisfactory answer to Mr. Segal's charge against it.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Elizabeth Colling
Date:
[28 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 24.299
Summary:

Much on poetry; for a sonnet on the sun by EC, JH sends some photographs of the sun.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
R. S. White
Date:
[13 March 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.401 (C: RS:HS 24.300)
Summary:

JH will not join subscribers for prizes. Objects to so much emphasis on exhibitions of competitive sports, to the detriment of serious education. Feels young people benefit more from spontaneous exercise.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
James Samuelson
Date:
[16 March 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.340
Summary:

Cannot address Earl de Grey [G. F. S. Robinson] concerning members of Royal Commission without a request from the Earl. Cannot, therefore, write on behalf of JS [see JS's 1870-3-8].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Richard Anthony Proctor
Date:
[1 April 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 24.301
Summary:

Suggests reasons for doubting the distribution of bright stars that RP had reported. Responds to RP's query concerning a statement in Outlines Ast. Encourages RP's hypothesizing on star distribution.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
[2 April 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 24.302
Summary:

Asks AD's advice on an application JH received the previous day. Comments on JH's health.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Duncan [Stewart]
Date:
[8 April 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0143; Reel 1054
Summary:

Comments on ability of eye to adapt to prismatic glass in corrective spectacles for double vision [see JH's 1869-10-31]. Heard of bad health of DS and John [Stewart]. JH is fighting bronchitis.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project