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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Joseph Barclay Pentland
Date:
[7 December 1861]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0299; Reel 1054
Summary:

Recalls mutual friends, Georges Cuvier and Mary Somerville. Gratitude for JP's kindness in Rome to JH's daughter, Margaret Louisa, now deceased. Asks JP to assist newlyweds David and Mary Power, who are caught in Rome by David's failing health and need advice on medical treatment. [Annotation by Constance Anne (Herschel) Lubbock identifies couple as David Power and bride Mary Lipscompe. David died soon after, and his widow married JH's son John.]

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Joseph Barclay Pentland
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 February 1869]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.154
Summary:

Sends Mary Somerville's autobiography; visited her in Naples. JP will return to England in the summer.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Joseph Barclay Pentland
Date:
[7 February 1869]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.155 (C: RS:HS 24.249)
Summary:

Receives Mary Somerville's autobiography; explains poor health will prohibit him from detailed scrutiny of the writing.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project