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From:
Humphry Davy
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
1 May 1820
Source of text:
Hartley (1966), 122-3
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
George Peacock
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.269
Summary:

Cambridge University has agreed to build a new observatory [Madingley Road] and now the matter of collecting subscriptions for it must begin.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Jean Baptiste Biot
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.88
Summary:

Has received his letter written in November a little late. Observations on refraction and allied subjects.

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:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.45
Summary:

The organist is to be judged by the Chapter. Will bear JH's suggestion in mind. Wishes JH could be considered for the Lucasian Professorship. Would like to meet him if possible. Unable to understand one of his papers.

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
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
Date:
[9 May 1820]
Source of text:
AdWDDR Bessel 225 (C: RS:HS 20.94)
Summary:

Asks if FB is willing to be proposed as an Associate member of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Johann Elert Bode
Date:
[9 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.1
Summary:

Rules of new Astronomical Society. Offers to propose JB as associate.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.46
Summary:

There has been another fire at Hereford. [W. G.?] Hayter is to be judged next Tuesday. Hopes all are well. Own family has suffered from an attack of influenza.

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:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.47
Summary:

Has just returned from the Chapter, which has been considering the case of [W. G.?] Hayter. Will now decide on Thursday as new fires have taken place.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Peacock
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[17 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.270
Summary:

Subscriptions to the fund to build the observatory [see GP's 1820-5-6] are coming in only slowly.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
David Wilkie
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.248
Summary:

Coming to Slough at Lady Herschel's invitation.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Clarke-Whitfeld
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.235
Summary:

JW to be proposed as cathedral organist by Dean of Hereford. Current organist under suspicion for starting fires at college. Thanks for support of JH's friends.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 May 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.48
Summary:

Believes that JH's candidate will get full support when the Chapter decides on the position of organist. Hopes all are well. Sends this to Slough.

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:
William Hyde Wollaston
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1820 or 1826]-5-25
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.280
Summary:

John Pond's last communication to Committee is in press. Save its second printing.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Richard Phillips
Date:
30 May 1820
Source of text:
SI D MS 554A
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project