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From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[12 August 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.20
Summary:

Is grateful for the loan of the book. Comments on some of [Alexander?] Stewart's works, especially his Gaelic ones. Queries regarding light in William Buckland's Bridgewater treatise; would like to borrow the volume if possible.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 July 1843]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.21
Summary:

Had to leave Calcutta owing to his health and was entrusted with a packet for JH from a Mr. McClelland, and has only now succeeded in tracking down JH's new address. Will remain in England for a few years. Hopes that JH's Cape labors are progressing.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 July 1843]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.22
Summary:

Was gratified to receive JH's letter and intends to avail himself of the invitation to visit Hawkhurst. Will be visiting General [Bell]. Gives observations of the comet.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 May 1845]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.23
Summary:

Returned home and found JH's welcome letter awaiting him. Relates his experiences while traveling in Belgium and Holland. Gives his views on the beauties of Antwerp and Ghent. Saw a Frenchman ascend in a balloon. Starts for Scotland in two days' time for two months.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 November 1845]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.24
Summary:

Attended the General Assembly of the Church in Edinburgh in May last. Comments on its proceedings. Travelled around Scotland. Is now on his way to India. Has had good weather for the most part. Comments on Gibraltar, Malta, and North Africa.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James William Grant
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 September 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.25
Summary:

Has been appointed Apothecary General. His own wife's health has not been good. Hopes all is well at Collingwood. What is he doing about William? Comments on the field open to chemistry students.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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