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The Sir John Herschel Collection

The preparation of the print Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Herschel (Michael J. Crowe ed., David R. Dyck and James J. Kevin assoc. eds, Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998, viii + 828 pp) which was funded by the National Science Foundation, took ten years. It was accomplished by a team of seventeen professors, visiting scholars, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and staff working at the University of Notre Dame.

The first online version of Calendar was created in 2009 by Dr Marvin Bolt and Steven Lucy, working at the Webster Institute of the Adler Planetarium, and it is that data that has now been reformatted for incorporation into Ɛpsilon.

Further information about Herschel, his correspondence, and the editorial method is available online here: http://historydb.adlerplanetarium.org/herschel/?p=intro

No texts of Herschel’s letters are currently available through Ɛpsilon.

From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Date:
1862-[3]
Source of text:
Manchester Philosophical Society Proceedings, 2 (1862), 215-7
Summary:

Responds to some erroneous claims made at the Society regarding JH's views in meteorology, e.g., JH asserts his support for the Hadleian theory of winds.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Date:
[2 February 1867]
Source of text:
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Proceedings, 6 (1867), 91-3 & Revu
Summary:

Notes that JH had pointed out the perpendicularity of the direction of wind to the direction of a wavefront's advance. Encourages research on the causes of such meteorological phenomena.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Date:
[28 April 1868]
Source of text:
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Proceedings, 7 (1868), 193
Summary:

Attempts to clear up a misstatement made before the Society by J. C. Dyer concerning JH's views in regard to optics, especially in relation to the luminiferous ether.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project