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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:
W. Paterson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 August 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.239
Summary:

Has just heard a report that JH had predicted that there would be a series of heavy floods during the month of August. Wonders if this originated from JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
W. Paterson
Date:
[1 September 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.240 & 23.305
Summary:

Thanks for letter regarding his prediction of the floods. May be partly to blame as he did mention certain happenings that could be the result of solar phenomenon. Comments on this. If WP communicates this to a paper would like two or three copies.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
W. Paterson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 September 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.241
Summary:

Thanks for valuable and interesting letter; has sent copies to the Glossop Record and Manchester Examiner and will send copies of the papers should the letter be printed. Will be glad to know the results of his valuable observations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
W. Paterson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 September 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.242
Summary:

JH's letter has appeared in the Glossop Herald and Manchester Examiner. Has ordered copies and will send some to JH. Has sent a copy to Sir Henry James.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
W. Paterson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[24 October 1862]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.243
Summary:

Is giving a lecture on the atmosphere, and wonders if JH has written anywhere on the meteorology of the year 1860.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
W. Paterson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 August 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.244
Summary:

Is working on what he hopes will be the true theory of the earth, but would like advice from an astronomer on one point. Believes JH has been asked this question before, according to Charles Lyell.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project