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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Pond
Date:
[29 October 1821]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.30 (C: RS:HS 20.126)
Summary:

Provides a detailed critique of a mathematical paper by [J. M. H.] Wronski, which JP presented on Wronski's behalf to the R.S.L. Suggests that JP urge Wronski to withdraw the paper.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Pond
Date:
[1 November 1821]
Source of text:
RS MM.6.74
Summary:

Discussion and criticism of paper by a [J. M. H.] Wronski on methods in theory of equilibrium of fluids.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Pond
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1822-6-20 or earlie
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.31
Summary:

Thanks for sending your catalogues. Requests duplicates. Has made annotations indicating the 'quantity which Mr. [F. W.] Bessel's Instrument places the stars to the south of my determinations.' Cannot yet explain discrepancy. Unable to determine a parallactic shift for Alpha Lyrae, Alpha Aquila, or Gamma Draconis.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Pond
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 June 1822]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.32
Summary:

Thanks JH for extract from a letter from [J. J.] Littrow. Discusses in detail positional determinations of various stars he has made, attempting to determine whether errors of either observations or computation have entered into his results. Reports that in general there is substantial agreement between determinations made by JP and those made by John Brinkley at Ireland's Royal Observatory. Mentions solar observations at Greenwich.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Pond
Date:
[23 July 1825]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.34 (C: RS:HS 20.217)
Summary:

Introduces [C. T.] Largeteau from France, who wishes to receive from JP the observations made at Greenwich as part of the determination of the difference in longitude between the Greenwich and Paris observatories. Recounts some difficulties encountered in making the measurements.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Pond
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1827?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.33
Summary:

Asks that list of errata be published before a committee meets to investigate 'the subject of Mr. Lee's [?] animadversions.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Pond
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 August 1827]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.35
Summary:

Lacks information on Augustin Fresnel. Praises JH's drawing as rendering unnecessary annexing one to his paper. Has not yet unpacked the new telescope sent by John Ramage.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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