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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
The London Review
Date:
[12 May 1861]
Source of text:
London Review, 2 (May 18, 1861), 568-9
Summary:

Discusses the theory of rainbow formation, especially for rainbows seen as reflections from bodies of water.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
The London Review
Date:
[6 July 1861]
Source of text:
London Review, 3 (July 13, 1861), 46-7
Summary:

Reports JH's observations of a comet [Comet II Tebbutt ?] first seen from England ca. 29 June 1861. Remarks that it 'far exceeded in brightness any comet I have before observed.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
The London Review
Date:
[17 September 1862]
Source of text:
London Review, 5 (Sept. 20, 1862), 264
Summary:

Congratulations on the balloon ascent to 30,000 feet by James Glaisher and Henry Coxwell. Suggests far greater heights are possible using compressed oxygen to breathe and the 'Peruvian coca leaf' [cocaine] as a source of strength.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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