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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers
Date:
[1820-1]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.9
Summary:

Announces new Astronomical Society. Invites WO to become associate.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
James Wood
Date:
[1820].
Source of text:
St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:

Congratulates on having obtained position at St. John's. Asks whether Cambridge University Press would publish new edition of Giuseppe Piazzi's star catalog.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Johann Wilhelm Pastorff
Date:
[1820 to 1824]
Source of text:
RAS:JH Archive 6/2.10 verso; Reel 8
Summary:

JH presented JP's paper on photospheres to Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[17 January 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.125 (C: RS:HS 20.81)
Summary:

Would he please send back some of his papers on astronomy as he wants them in order to draw up a prospectus.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
David Brewster
Date:
[30 January 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 20.82
Summary:

Arrangements for paying dues to the Royal Society of Edinburgh; some comments about light passing through crystals.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[2 February 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.127 (C: RS:HS 20.83)
Summary:

Regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Astronomical Society. The printing of his own address. Is preparing a paper on functional equations. Is prepared to accept the office of Foreign Secretary of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
David Brewster
Date:
[3 February 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 20.84
Summary:

Clarifies areas of disagreement with DB in JH's explanation of the results of colored tints of light passing through polarizing crystals.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Wilson Lowry
Date:
[12 February 1820]
Source of text:
St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:

Asks where WL procured a certain 'large crystal of Fish-eye-Stone.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[19 March 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.130 (C: RS:HS 20.85)
Summary:

Was unable to attend the meeting of the Astronomical Society Council. Has heard the news regarding the president. Gives a problem of chance. Regarding the printing of the supplement.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Henry John Temple
Date:
[31 March 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 17.343 (C: RS:HS 20.86)
Summary:

Recommends Fearon Fallows for position as astronomer at Cape of Good Hope. Praises FF for his mathematical ability.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[4 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.133 (C: RS:HS 20.87)
Summary:

Will be going to Cambridge to try for the vacant professorship. Remarks on his reasons for applying for the post. His recent experiments with quartz.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[12 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 20.88
Summary:

About plans for journey to visit CB in Cornwall, and to go beyond.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Gretton
Date:
[18 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.43 & 20.89
Summary:

Enquiry regarding the possibility of a vacancy in the position of organist at the cathedral. If there is, he knows a suitable candidate.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
David Brewster
Date:
[19 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.252-4 (C: RS:HS 20.90)
Summary:

Sending all his papers on the deviations of tints, suitably amended to give DB due acknowledgement. Queries regarding some of DB's statements. Supports his theories in a new paper he has written for the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[20 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.134
Summary:

Reasons why his father does not wish to become the president of the Astronomical Society. Has attended a meeting of the Philosophical Society. Please send three or four copies of the address of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[21 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 20.91 (C: RS:HS 2.134)
Summary:

Declining invitation for William Herschel to be President of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Jean Baptiste Biot
Date:
[25 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.87 (C: RS:HS 20.93)
Summary:

Fears that a letter written to him in November may not have reached him. Will send him a copy of his paper of colors. A Philosophical Society has been formed at Cambridge.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Henrik Johan Walbeck
Date:
[6 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.13
Summary:

Announces new Astronomical Society. Invites HW to become associate. Mentions planned observatory at Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Alexis Bouvard
Date:
[9 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.3
Summary:

Announces newly formed Astronomical Society. Invites AB to join.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Date:
[9 May 1820]
Source of text:
NSUB Cod.Ms.Gauss 99 (C: RS:HS 20.95)
Summary:

Announces formation of the Astronomical Society. Will be pleased to propose [CG] as an associate.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project