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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[15 May 1844]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.424 (C: RS:HS 22.195)
Summary:

Discusses the meeting of the B.A.A.S. and William Whewell's view of the proceeding. Will assume the chair and expects support from AS, George Peacock, and probably Whewell.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[17 May 1844]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.423
Summary:

Discusses prior meeting of B.A.A.S. to determine if [Cambridge] University would receive it. Says meeting went well. Asks if JH will agree to chair the B.A.A.S. meeting.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 April 1845]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.425 & RS:HS 15:460
Summary:

Discusses meetings of B.A.A.S. Describes [Robert Chambers's] Vestiges of Creation as a 'singularly shallow work.' Asks various astronomical questions of JH. Says the author misunderstands P. S. Laplace and Auguste Comte. AS is quite harsh in criticism.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1845-4-11 or later]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.460
Summary:

Asks various questions about P. S. Laplace's nebular hypothesis and about Auguste Comte's discussion of it. AS comments: 'Your Father and you have given ample materials for observations for a 1000 years to come.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[15 April 1845]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.427 (C: RS:HS 22.230 & draft: RS:HS 15.426)
Summary:

[Robert Chambers's] Vestiges of Creation is shallow and full of errors. Tells AS not to spare it when he reviews it. Discusses various topics including the nebular hypothesis, P. S. Laplace, central heat in gravitation, and the density of planets. Also, the 'nonsensical calculations' of Auguste Comte's astronomy.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[10 December 1845]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.428 (C: RS:HS 22.260)
Summary:

Invites AS to Collingwood for Christmas. JH has been ill.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[2 July 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.430 (C: RS:HS 22.323)
Summary:

States he must get to Cambridge to present his book [Cape Results] to the Queen and Prince. Seeks advice from AS on handling the matter.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 October 1847]
Source of text:
RAS:JH Archive 10/5.63; Reel 9
Summary:

Disappointed not to have seen Sir Harry Smith or JH's family while AS was in Norwich. Grateful for receipt of JH's Cape Results. Congratulates JH on this 'grand harvest,' a monument to William Herschel's honor. JH is 'now again a free man.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[7 December 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.431 (C: RS:HS 22.339)
Summary:

Invites AS to Collingwood for Christmas. The Somervilles and the Adamses will also be present.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[23 December 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.432
Summary:

Will edit a manual [Admiralty Manual] of Scientific Desiderata and Queries as requested by [George Eden,] Lord Auckland. Is AS preparing any material for this work? What is its content and when will it be ready?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847-12-25 or later
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.461 inc
Summary:

Thanks JH for letter of 7 December, inviting him to Collingwood for Christmas. Apologizes for not coming. Received bad domestic news and was robbed. Will testify at Old Bailey.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
1848
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.441 (C: RS:HS 22.233)
Summary:

Family will arrive at Norwich on 16 May. Discusses Norfolk strata and Cray fossils.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[2 January 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.433
Summary:

Is ill and cannot write instructions. Directs JH to instructions written earlier by the Council of the Geological Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[4 January 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.434 (C: RS:HS 23.1)
Summary:

Because AS cannot visit JH, JH has sent a circular. Assumes circular of [George Eden,] Lord Auckland will also be received. Will wait for response to query.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[23 January 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.436
Summary:

Accepts invitation to Norwich. For Geological Instructions, JH will wait to hear from [George Eden,] Lord Auckland. If necessary, he will consult [Charles] Darwin regarding the Instructions.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 April 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.437
Summary:

Needs clarification of the relationship between the sun's rotation and the nebular hypothesis. Do the planets between Mars and Jupiter create problems for the hypothesis?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[5 April 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.438 (C: RS:HS 23.20)
Summary:

Family has been ill. Discusses possibilities for the formation of the sun and their effects on the law of area and the nebular hypothesis.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20?] April 1848
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.439
Summary:

Tells JH to arrive 16 May. Will send train schedule. Sends regards to family.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[25 April 1848]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.440
Summary:

Says the family will arrive at Norwich on 16 or 17 May.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project