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From:
M. Macann
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 February 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.1
Summary:

Has been carrying out researches on the reflection of light. Would like JH to communicate his paper on this subject to the R.S.L.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
M. Macann
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[12] February 1848
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.2
Summary:

Is grateful for JH's kind offer to look over his paper. Draws JH's attention to certain points. Thinks that the reasoning will please him.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
M. Macann
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 April 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.3
Summary:

Has heard no more news of his paper; shall he write to the R.S.L. for news? Comments on the claims of James MacCullagh for theories regarding light. Hopes to get something published by the London publishers so has written a paper on trigonometry, which he hopes JH will present to the R.S.L. Doubtless JH is aware that there is no general proof for John Napier's rules.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
M. Macann
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 April 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.4
Summary:

Has read G. B. Airy, James MacCullagh, and JH on light and several other minor writers. His own paper has been read at the R.S.L. Regarding the standard of teaching at Trinity College, Dublin. Intends to induce Parliament to set up a commission of the great scientific men of England.

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John Herschel Project
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