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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[4 February 1817]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2071 (draft: RS:HS 18.157 & C: RS:HS 20.39 & TC, Camb. 0.1
Summary:

Is actively pursuing mathematical investigations. Plans to come to Cambridge soon for a short visit. Will follow this first letter by many more. Excavations by the Geological Society going on in JH's area.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[18 June 1817]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2072 (C: RS:HS 20.44)
Summary:

Asks about WW's mathematical investigations. JH's book on algebra is progressing. Describes mathematical investigations by [Edward] Bromhead in calculus of factors. Misses Cambridge.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[26 July 1817]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2073 (C: RS:HS 20.46)
Summary:

Is pursuing mathematical investigations with Charles Babbage. Asks WW to check whether George Peacock is progressing in printing the Supplement to Lacroix's volume.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[12 August 1818]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0496; Reel 1055
Summary:

Grateful for WW's comments on investigations of [Simon] Stevin. JH's work on polarization of light. Discovery of multiple axes of polarization was preempted by David Brewster. Diagrams polarization of niter crystals and Iceland spar.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[19 August 1818]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2074 (C: RS:HS 20.56)
Summary:

Thanks WW for and expresses agreement with WW's analysis of Simon Stevin. Describes experiments JH is conducting on the polarization of light.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1 December 1819]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2075 (C: RS:HS 20.77)
Summary:

Praises WW's new book [Elementary Treatise on Mechanics]; is working to get WW elected to the R.S.L. Criticizes a pamphlet by George Peacock. Comments on rules proposed for the new Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1821?]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20718 (C: RS:HS 21.36)
Summary:

Provides detailed travel suggestions for WW's planned trip to the continent. Asks WW to deliver letters to various European scientists.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[11 November 1822]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2077 (C: RS:HS 20.155)
Summary:

Thanks WW for drawing of Monte Rosa. Comments on a recent political election.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1822-12]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2076 (C: RS:HS 20.157)
Summary:

Gives advice on WW's planned trip to Europe. Asks WW to contact various scientists there on JH's behalf.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1823-10-15 or later
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.164 (C: RS:HS 20.167 & TC, Camb. 0.15.4618 inc)
Summary:

Comments favorably on a method developed by WW for designating the faces of crystals. Presents a method JH had worked out previously, but writes on the letter: 'Not sent—On rereading his letter I find it is his idea—strange!'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1823-10-15 or later
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2078 (C: RS:HS 20:168)
Summary:

Praises and comments on some proposals made by WW for designating the faces of crystals. Urges him to present his method to the R.S.L.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
24] November [1823
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.2079 (C: RS:HS 20.166)
Summary:

Advises WW on how to submit WW's paper on crystallography to the R.S.L. Asks him to visit Henry White.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[19 December 1823]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20710 (C: RS:HS 20.170)
Summary:

Strongly praises WW's completed paper on crystallography. Questions one point in it.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[28 November 1824]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20711 (C: RS:HS 20.191)
Summary:

Reports on the reception of WW's crystallography paper at the R.S.L. Asks WW to add a comment on the paper's relation to a paper in David Brewster's journal. Asks WW to contact George Peacock.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[28 August 1826]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20713 (C: RS:HS 20.237)
Summary:

Asks WW to watch over the printing of JH's 'Light' for the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana. Describes that work as not especially original and as free of historical information. Discusses JH's trip to Calais.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[17 October 1826]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20712 (C: RS:HS 20.240)
Summary:

Declines to become a candidate for the Lucasian professorship. Explains his reasons. Has written in support of Charles Babbage. Thanks WW for seeing JH's 'Light' through the press. Describes JH's travels on the continent, including his 'geologising.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
20] January [1827
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20714 (C: RS:HS 20.246)
Summary:

Asks WW to sign a certificate on behalf of the election of [William] Ritchie to the R.S.L. and to ask Adam Sedgwick to sign also.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[3 February 1827]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20715 (C: RS:HS 20.248)
Summary:

Has burned the certificate signed by WW and JH on behalf of election of [William] Ritchie to the R.S.L., because JH, as a R.S.L. secretary, should not endorse candidates. Discusses recent Geological Society meeting.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1829-2]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20716 (draft: RS:HS 18.176 & C: 21.37)
Summary:

Invites WW to JH's wedding. Asks him to come early to meet the bride's family.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[17 May 1829]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20717 (C: RS:HS 21.47)
Summary:

Recommends G. B. Airy for superintendence of the Nautical Almanac. Expresses hope that Richard Jones's book will be published. Laments lack of recognition given to British scientists.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project