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From:
Alexis Bouvard
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 June 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.88
Summary:

Is grateful for his letter and also for sending the regulations of the Astronomical Society on which he sees the names of many distinguished men. Accepts with gratitude the offer of his book.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Jean-Baptiste Delambre
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 June 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.482
Summary:

Has received the rules of the Astronomical Society. Gives full details about himself.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Francis Baily
Date:
[1820-6]
Source of text:
Bodleian Library, Oxford
Summary:

Requests FB's paper on the eclipse and the reports on observations of the eclipse that JH has received. Discusses criteria to be used in deciding what to print in the Astronomical Society's journal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles L. Harding
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[5 June 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.233
Summary:

Is grateful for being recommended as a member of the Astronomical Society. Thinks the Society will confer great benefits in the field of astronomy.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Francis Baily
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 June 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.38
Summary:

Is making arrangements for the Committee meeting. Will bring some copies of the Eclipse for JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Charles-Gaspard De La Rive
Date:
26 June 1820
Source of text:
BPUG MS 2311, f.57-8
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Sarah Barnard
Date:
5 July 1820
Source of text:
Bence Jones (1870a), 1: 317
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
George Gretton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.49
Summary:

JH's friend Dr. J. C. Whitfield was elected organist this morning. He himself is suffering with the jaundice. Anxious to hear of Sir William's health. Does not know anyone near Lichfield.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Date:
[12 July 1820]
Source of text:
NSUB Cod.Ms.Gauss 99 (C: RS:HS 20.98)
Summary:

Has received letter of 3 June 1820 reporting on the new circle at Göttingen Observatory. Will read it to the Astronomical Society and propose CG as associate. Sends some JH publications.

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
From:
John Clarke-Whitfeld
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.236
Summary:

JW was elected Hereford cathedral organist. Thanks JH for letter of support and gift of poetry. Bishop promised to arrange JW's quick release from Cambridge duties. Vice-Chancellor ruled in JW's favor in case with Mrs. Deacon.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
André-Marie Ampère
To:
Jean-Jacques Ampère (fils d'Ampère)
Date:
16 juillet 1820
Source of text:
Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 553.
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
From:
Joseph Goodall
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.140
Summary:

Would like him to come to dinner next Saturday.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James South
To:
William Herschel
Date:
[22 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.412
Summary:

Asks WH to contribute to a fund to place a bust of Edward Troughton in Greenwich Observatory. Introduces himself to WH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
John Ayrton Paris
Date:
25 July 1820
Source of text:
Lond.Med.Repos., 1821, 15: 431-1
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
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From:
André-Marie Ampère
To:
Jean-Jacques Ampère (fils d'Ampère)
Date:
29 juillet 1820
Source of text:
Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 554.
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
From:
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.1
Summary:

FB's observations. Happy to become associate of new Astronomical Society. Discusses observations of Halley's Comet by James Bradley and Nathaniel Bliss.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henrik Johan Walbeck
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[30 July 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.8
Summary:

Reports recent eclipse observations around the world.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Clarke-Whitfeld
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 August 1820]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.237
Summary:

Arrived in Hereford two days before Dean's death. Lost valuable confidant. Sprained wrist and fingers before leaving Cambridge, but must play for Dean's service.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project