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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:
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:
George Peacock
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1820-4-3 or 4
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.268
Summary:

Urges JH to become an active candidate for vacant Lucasian professorship.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Catton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
3] April [1820
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.222
Summary:

The Lucasian professorship is vacant. Thinks JH is worthy of this position. Would like to be proposed a member of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Agnes Baillie
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.8
Summary:

Invitation to spend the morning with them on the day they are expecting Sir Walter Scott.

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:
James Grahame
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.298
Summary:

Of family, Walter Scott's novels, and affairs in Scotland and Spain.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Joanna Baillie
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.17
Summary:

Invitation to dine with them and Sir Walter Scott.

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:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.44
Summary:

Further news regarding the position of organist at Hereford. Hopes JH's parents are well.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
Text Online
From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Charles-Gaspard De La Rive
Date:
20 April 1820
Source of text:
BPUG MS 2311, f.55-6
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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
Text Online
From:
James Sowerby
To:
J. S. Henslow
Date:
24 April 1820
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176:1
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence 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:
Agnes Baillie
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 April 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.9
Summary:

Further invitation to breakfast with them and Sir Walter Scott.

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