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From:
Charles Pastorff
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847 or later]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-1031.1; Reel 1083
Summary:

Wishes to obtain copy of JH's observations of sun spots at Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Edward Sabine
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.328
Summary:

Elizabeth Sabine's translation of [Alexander von Humboldt's] Cosmos is nearly complete. Hopes JH will accept invitation to review it in Edinburgh Review. Encloses account of great disturbance of December.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
J[ohn] Henry Griesbach
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14 inc
Summary:

Presents to the R.A.S. a drawing of solar spots made during 1843.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Lee
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (61)
Summary:

Discusses whether John Couch Adams should receive the Copley Medal for his work in the attempted discovery of Neptune.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0529.3; Reel 1093
Summary:

Reports organization of N. L. Lacaille's star catalog. Suggests method by which to compare this with Thomas Henderson's figures to determine Henderson's method of computation.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1847 or later
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.138
Summary:

Is trying to straighten out the origin of the R.A.S., and giving appropriate credit.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Francis Baily
Date:
[1847?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.282
Summary:

Regarding the revision of the nomenclature of the constellations. Its effect on the printing of the star catalogues.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
1847
Source of text:
JHS 3.15b
Summary:

Reports on a visit to Grandma [Emilia Stewart]; may go to Cambridge; sends MH a draft beginning of a review of Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the R.A.S.
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14-15 inc
Summary:

Accepts with thanks J. Henry Griesbach's drawings of solar spots. Encourages others to observe the sun. Suggests the use of photography in recording solar spots. Pledges to give the R.A.S. all JH's drawings of solar spots.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Robert Grove
Date:
[1847?]
Source of text:
RI
Summary:

Encloses post office order; not knowing WG's 'Christian' name; hopes that WG can sign 'William.' Apologizes for being unable to attend 'the Dinners.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.5751
Summary:

Agrees to inclusion of his initials in WW's Verse Translations and to vote for Prince Albert in some Cambridge election. Comments on the 'mess' in the R.A.S. over awarding its medal for 1848.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. O.15.481
Summary:

Thanks WW for the supplemental dedication to JH in the second edition of WW's Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences. Is making slow progress correcting JH's Cape Results.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.57
Summary:

Longmans reckons on 60 pages for the next number so would JH have his article ready to time.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Whewell
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.210
Summary:

Recommendations on how best to make tidal observations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Johnson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1847]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0301; Reel 1087
Summary:

Explains combined British and foreign postage rate applied to JH's letter, which has been forwarded to France. [JH annotation on verso about actinometer.]

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.176
Summary:

Sends extracts of a letter from H. C. Schumacher. Does not agree with Schumacher regarding F. W. Bessel's 'specific attraction.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George W. Hearn
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.269
Summary:

Has been investigating the Cavendish experiments recently repeated by Francis Baily. Thinks G. B. Airy has neglected the resistance of the air in his mathematical theory. Would like to send an abstract of his investigations so that JH can judge their merits.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.56
Summary:

Recounts discussion in R.A.S. council regarding how the Society's medal should be awarded in response to the discovery of Neptune. U. J. J. Leverrier led J. C. Adams in the voting, but did not receive enough votes.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
[8 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 22.296
Summary:

Needs someone to translate German/Latin letters; about James Ross's polar expedition.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Augustus De Morgan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.233
Summary:

Will do what he can for J. C. Gerhardt. Appears to be unfair regarding Isaac Newton and G. W. Leibniz. Is working on a list of writings in arithmetic.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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