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From:
Alexander Rogers
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.411
Summary:

Sent some Edinburgh ale to the Herschels. Will not patent telescope. Discusses Giovanni Santini's article on telescopes in the Quarterly Journal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Mary Somerville
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.339
Summary:

Asks JH to send the astronomical part of her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens] by Mr. Richards on Thursday.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Mary Somerville
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.340
Summary:

Used a counter spell to keep the moon at a 'due distance.' Her previous computations were careless. Asks JH to return part of her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens] for corrections.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.1
Summary:

Responds to JH's request for RS's opinion on [H. C.] Schumacher's contributions to astronomy. Praises Schumacher extensively.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[1830 or later]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.399
Summary:

Please send enclosed to Mr. Tukinor [?]. Gives brother-in-law's statement concerning Mrs. Urquhart and Mr. Deguise.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
James Grahame
Date:
1830
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.401
Summary:

Silly story asking 'what has become of JG?'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Mary Baldwin
Date:
[1830]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0058; Reel 1054
Summary:

JH shocked by MB's note. Will tell Mrs. Moorsom tomorrow.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Mary Somerville
Date:
[1830-1?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.382 (C: RS:HS 25.13.29b)
Summary:

Admires her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens]. Wishes [P. S.] Laplace would have lived to see it. Notes a problem with the principle of virtual velocity.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Mr. Roberts
Date:
[1830 or later]
Source of text:
Yale Univ.
Summary:

Wanted [Michael] Underwood's book on the diseases of children [Treatise on the Diseases of Children], not [Astley P.] Cooper's book on surgery [Lectures on the Principles and Practices of Surgery]. Is an exchange possible?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[3 January 1830]
Source of text:
JHS.HCEJ.505a
Summary:

About the state of the renovations [see JH's 1829-12-[21]], and JH's plans for coming to London, where he needs to do some business both for himself and his mother.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[5] January 1830
Source of text:
JHS.HCEJ.505c
Summary:

There are some problems with some of the renovations [see JH's 1830-1-3].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
J. W. Morton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.54a
Summary:

JH's Board of Longitude salary [£75] from June through Dec. 1828 has not been picked up. If JH does not claim it soon, it will be cancelled.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1830]
Source of text:
JHS.HCEJ.505b
Summary:

The renovations are complete [see JH's 1830-1-3], and JH sends details of his coming to London.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Mrs. Mary Frances Kater
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.21
Summary:

Capt. Kater is too unwell to write, but he would like to know whether JH is likely to claim the Navy Bills for his term as Commissioner of Longitude, as Kater will do whatever JH does in this matter.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Caroline Lucretia Herschel
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1830]
Source of text:
unknown
Summary:

Thrilled to be named godmother of JH's first child.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Joseph Langton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
11] January [1830
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.458
Summary:

Would like to rent the piece of land at Upton, lately occupied by Mr. Davenport.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
J. W. Morton
Date:
[12 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.54b (C: RS:HS 21.54)
Summary:

Rejects offer of payment of £75 for serving as a Commissioner of Longitude, explaining that JH has 'ceased to consider myself a public functionary from the moment I became acquainted with the intentions of Government respecting the dissolution of the Board of Longitude.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Thomas Smart Hughes
Date:
[15 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 10.216 verso (C: RS:HS 21.55)
Summary:

Replies to TH's 1829-2-16, giving details of observations. Have not been printed yet. Household in a state as they have just moved.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Robert Molyneux
Date:
[17 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 25.1.18
Summary:

Is ordering a pocket chronometer from Molyneux and Co. on behalf of Joseph Johann Littrow of Austria.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Dionysius Lardner
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 January 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 11.115
Summary:

Intends to preface each great division of his Cyclopaedia with a preliminary discourse by an author of repute. Would JH contribute one on Natural Philosophy? Can offer £250. Would also like an article on Sir William Herschel later on.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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