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From:
Edward Joseph Lowe
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1860]
Source of text:
Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (42)
Summary:

Sends meteorological observation charts from Highfield House Observatory.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Julia Margaret Cameron
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1860 or later
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.176 & 177
Summary:

Family news, wedding of a friend's daughter, suffering with jaundice.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Samuel Newington
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1860 to 1866?]
Source of text:
RAS:JH Archive 12/1.3.5 verso; Reel 10
Summary:

Hopes JH will return when fruit is ripe to harvest.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
1860
Source of text:
RS:HS 23.292
Summary:

A story about Voltaire; arrangements to visit AD.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Herbert McLeod
Date:
[1860?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.12 (C: RS:HS 23.385 & 25.13.14 & 15)
Summary:

Reasons why he is unable to sign the Memorial to the bishops regarding their attitude to Essays and Reviews.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alexander J. B. Hope
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.466
Summary:

Thanks for the additional subscription to the Rifle Corps. Regrets that he could not attend due to indisposition.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Barlow
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.19
Summary:

Has just received his note and written to the Royal Institution so that he may get an answer without delay. Sends his best wishes to the family.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Robert Walker
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.367
Summary:

Asks about other portraits of William Herschel like one RW owns, which National Portrait Gallery wants to buy. Will send miniature of WH's portrait to JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Samuel Newington
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[5 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.123
Summary:

Is grateful for JH's opinion. Can hardly imagine that such a simple contrivance should answer the purpose. Saw the patent agent who has offered to send a list of all the writings on the subject. Also brought the matter before B. C. Brodie (the elder), who now seems totally blind.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie [the elder]
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.282
Summary:

Regarding increasing the payment to the Secretaries of the R.S.L. Would like JH's comments.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Alexander Stewart Herschel
Date:
[7 January 1860]
Source of text:
JHS 1.113
Summary:

A letter of great sadness: someone is at death's door; not much hope is held out. [This letter may refer to the imminent death of daughter Margaret Louisa, because of its reference to poor Reginald, which was the name of MLH's husband].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Mr.] Bell
Date:
[8 January 1860]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0089; Reel 1054
Summary:

Gratitude for sending [John] Taylor's book. Believes dimensions of Great Pyramid exhibit knowledge of geometry but not of calculus among ancient Egyptians. Suggests way to modify British standard of length to produce 'perfect metrical system' superior to that of French.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie [the elder]
Date:
[8 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.283 & 23.293
Summary:

Agrees with BB that the honorarium paid to the secretaries should be increased. Further comments on this point.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Rowan Hamilton
Date:
[8 January 1860]
Source of text:
TCD 1493:1138
Summary:

Sends back manuscript of WH's [Elements of Quaternions] with comments. Says it's excellent but somewhat distracting to a beginner.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Ann Smyth
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
9 January [1860?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.221
Summary:

Sends W. H. Smyth's history of R.S.L. Club [Sketch of the Rise and Progress of the Royal Society Club, 1860]. Mentions W. H. Smyth's retiring from visiting R.S.L. Club.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Robert Brown
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.314
Summary:

Would like to dedicate his 'Elements of musical science' to JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Isaac Fletcher
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.272
Summary:

Regrets the delay in answering JH's letter but he has been abroad. Will supply any details if not too late for his purpose. The mounting of his large telescope is peculiar and is similar to that used by Smyth.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie [the elder]
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
12 January [1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.290
Summary:

Has interpreted the word 'honorary' quite correctly.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Herbert Spencer
Date:
12 January [1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.484 (C: 23.294)
Summary:

[Responding to HS's 1859-12-31,] JH presents additional problems in the nebular hypothesis, critiques in detail HS's views of the distribution of cometary orbits, and argues against HS's theory of sunspot formation.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Robert Brown
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[14 January 1860]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.315
Summary:

Is grateful for being allowed to dedicate his book to JH; also for his information on harmonics.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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