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From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[5 January 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.124
Summary:

Please send instructions as to how he would like the rock crystals cut so that he can pass the instructions on to Wilson Lowry. Is sending two drawings of JH. Has heard from David Brewster that Edinburgh has established a prize like that of Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford).

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:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[31 January 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.126
Summary:

Recent happenings and committee decisions in the Astronomical Society.

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:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 February 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.128
Summary:

Has had a letter from Davies Gilbert regarding the presidency of the Astronomical Society. Possible alternatives. Gives a problem of the law of chance.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 March 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.129
Summary:

Was unable to attend council meeting of the Astronomical Society. Difficulties over the choosing of a president. Regarding the affairs of Sir Joseph Banks.

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:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[30 March 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.131
Summary:

Regarding his stove for his experiments. Problem with crystals. Printing of his book in Paris.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1820-4?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.341
Summary:

Has been experimenting with magnetism. Two persons wish to become Foreign Members of the [Astronomical Society?]. Regarding the Lucasian at Cambridge. Would like JH to procure the medal of [Matthew Boulton?] for him.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.132
Summary:

Informing him of the death of Isaac Milner. He should try for the Lucasian Professorship at Cambridge.

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:
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:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.135
Summary:

No news of the Board of Longitude. Has informed Thomas Beckwith that JH will be with him on Wednesday. Gives an example in functions.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[10 May 1820]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0052; Reel 1054 (C: RS:HS 20.96)
Summary:

CB is 'incurable castle-builder.' Denies that JH falls easily into love. Eradicating 'one hastily conceived & silly passion' has deadened JH's heart. Any future love must follow a long acquaintance and friendship.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[22 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.136
Summary:

Regarding Prince Leopold. JH must come to town to mix with men of science. There are two vacancies on the Board of Longitude. Regarding a certain star.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[23 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.137 (C: RS:HS 20.97)
Summary:

Hopes to take up abode in his former lodgings. To what star does CB refer to in his last letter [see CB's 1820-5-22]?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1820-7
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.139
Summary:

Humphry Davy has been canvassing. Has several Cornish introductions. Would like to visit South Wales.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Babbage
Date:
[12 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.138
Summary:

Has received the visitation letter. Work is progressing on the twenty-foot telescope. Hopes to leave for Devon soon. Places he would like to visit. Hopes CB is well versed in geology.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project