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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RGO 6.381.440
Summary:

About the health of Richarda Airy, JH, and William Parsons [Earl of Rosse].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
RGO 6.368.624
Summary:

Is defending himself against attacks for having become involved in the succession for Surveyor-General of India; JH further comments on photographic experiments, using various parts of the spectrum.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[22 January 1824]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.19
Summary:

Requesting information of the dispersion of rays in Crown and Flint glass.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[31 January 1824]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.4
Summary:

Sends GA information about indices of refraction in different glasses and in different parts of the spectrum; also recommends the writings of Josef Fraunhofer.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 February 1824]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.20
Summary:

Description of theory of a telescope, though not practical yet.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 April 1826]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.22
Summary:

Asking for introductions to certain men of science in Paris. Revision of his views on his figure of the earth, and casting doubt on Edward Sabine's pendulum observations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[24 April 1826]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.7
Summary:

Writes to urge GA to avail himself of the opportunity of working with Basil Hall in swinging the pendulum at Greenwich; concludes with a note for William Whewell about JH's view of the 'extremely irregular' figure of the earth.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[25 April 1826]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.23
Summary:

Sending his paper on the 'Figure of the Earth.' Description of work at Greenwich Observatory. Remarks on projected expedition to Falmouth and Ashbourne.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 July 1826]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.24
Summary:

Instructions regarding the printing of his paper the 'Figure of the Earth' in the transactions. Details of the disappointing expedition to Falmouth.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[6 July 1826]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.9
Summary:

Comments on GA's observing in Cornwall, and on the geodetic calculations made by GA in a paper read by JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 July 1826]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.25
Summary:

Thanking him for his letters of introduction to Paris. Remarks on one of GA's papers; one of his calculations incorrect.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[1826-10]
Source of text:
RGO 6.807.22
Summary:

A letter of introduction for a Mr. Thomson, who intends to go to South America and establish schools, and wishes to talk to GA about university education.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[20 November 1826]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.11
Summary:

Comments on a paper on achromatic eyeglasses submitted by GA to the R.S.L.; also on a paper of William Whewell's on the operation of a pendulum.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[22 November 1826]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.26
Summary:

Information on a Mr. Atkinson. Remarks on dispersion of rays in glass.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 February 1827]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.27
Summary:

Asking for the procedure for bringing business before the Board of Longitude. Has found solar tables incorrect.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[12 February 1827]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.13
Summary:

Talks at length about the operation of the Board of Longitude and of procedures GA should know if he wishes to present proposals to the Board; JH seems to be trying to calm down GA.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 February 1827]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.28
Summary:

Requesting permission to borrow Christiaan Huygens's telescope. Postscript of further remarks on the solar tables.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[4 March 1827]
Source of text:
RGO 6.803.15
Summary:

Asks GA about the purpose of the request for the use of Christiaan Huygens's telescope in the possession of the R.S.L.; JH comments on the accuracy of James South's astronomical observations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 March 1827]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.29
Summary:

Giving his reasons for wanting to borrow Christiaan Huygens's telescope. Postscript on recent observations with a prism.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
1827-4
Source of text:
RGO 6.807.30
Summary:

A letter accompanying several other letters that might be of interest to GA; encourages GA to act quickly if he means to try for 'the appointment.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project