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From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0382; Reel 1087
Summary:

[Marked 'Private & Confidential.'] Seeks help from JH and George Peacock in persuading 'His Eminence' to change date of meeting.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
n.d.
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0383.1; Reel 1087
Summary:

Mr. Simonoff desires to see [JH] and 'distinguished vicar.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[3 September 1829]
Source of text:
WT B.3
Summary:

Urges RM to read The Times for the previous day.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[18 December 1829]
Source of text:
Geological Society
Summary:

Thanks RM for information RM sent on fossils. JH's brother-in-law, due to an accident, has, however, ended geological investigations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 December 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.383
Summary:

Regarding the printing of JH's memoir, which William Fitton has now taken to read: suggests it be printed in abstract first of all.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 January 1831]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.384
Summary:

JH's request for one hundred copies of the abstract was discussed at the Geological Society yesterday and it was decided to print the whole paper in the Transactions.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[23 January 1831]
Source of text:
Geological Society
Summary:

Gives permission for publication of JH's paper ['On the Astronomical Causes Which May Influence Geological Phenomena'] in Geological Society's Transactions. Mentions report of a giant fossil found in United States.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[1832]
Source of text:
APS 509.L56.14
Summary:

Writes to inform RM of the arrival of Mr. Simonoff, director of the astronomical and magnetic observatory of Kasan, and indicates Mr. Simonoff's likely interests.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[25 January 1832]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0267; Reel 1054
Summary:

Attempts explanation of curious subterranean acoustic phenomenon at Nakoos. Explains other natural acoustic phenomena and eruptions of geysers in Iceland. P.S.: Do not nominate JH to council of Geological Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[22 December 1832]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.386
Summary:

Would like JH to have his portrait painted by H. W. Pickersgill, at no cost, before JH departs for the Cape. RM's wife is in Hampshire.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 January 1833]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.387
Summary:

Further regarding the projected portrait of JH by H. W. Pickersgill.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[30 January 1833]
Source of text:
BL Aaa 46126.400
Summary:

Unsatisfied with H. W. Pickersgill as the person to paint JH's portrait. JH wants to consider further what to do.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 February 1833]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.388
Summary:

Further comments on the painting of H. W. Pickersgill. Hopes that JH will sit for Pickersgill. Also hopes that JH will attend the Geological Society Anniversary on the fifteenth.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[29 April 1833]
Source of text:
Geological Society
Summary:

Wishes to nominate Mr. Hardin [?], who has written on Indian geology, for membership in the Geological Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[8 March 1835]
Source of text:
Geological Society
Summary:

Describes various geological aspects of the Cape area and mentions JH's astronomical work. Regrets that RM's brother is leaving the Cape.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 January 1836]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.389
Summary:

Charles Lyell was gratified to receive JH's letter, which RM has now perused. Sees that JH has some Trilobites for RM, and he would be pleased to receive them as soon as possible so that he can incorporate the new information into his forthcoming book. Affairs at R.S.L. in a sad way, though useful papers are being printed. About to visit Devon with Adam Sedgwick.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[15 November 1836]
Source of text:
RS:HS 25.5.3
Summary:

Some geological samples have been lost on the way to England; JH comments on his ideas of the effect of the earth's hot core on the construction of the earth's crust.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[28 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.390
Summary:

Received JH's letter with pleasure; delayed replying as hoping to comment. Theories have been shown to Charles Lyell, William Whewell, etc. Gives his own comments on JH's theory. Installed Whewell as President of the Geological Society. Pleased JH is to become a subscriber to RM's book, which moves slowly along. Received a collection of fossils from Fernando Po recently.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 June 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.391
Summary:

JH's letter has appeared in print in Charles Babbage's Bridgewater Treatise. Comments on the books of Babbage and William Whewell. C. R. Darwin has read his paper on Coral Reefs. RM is to be General Secretary of the next B.A.A.S. meeting. [William?] Ayrton was elected F.R.S.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 April 1838]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.392
Summary:

Has now received JH's letter of the 5th. John Phillips will give JH the exact terms of the grant from the B.A.A.S. Will call at Slough to see the Herschels on his way to town. Deeply regrets that JH is not interested in the position at Cambridge, but M. J. Johnson will go far.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project