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From:
Fourth Viscount Gage
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
Before 1857
Source of text:
RI MS F1 N/2/16
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Robert Murray
Date:
Before 1857
Source of text:
SI D MS 554 A
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
J. B. Bacon
To:
Elizabeth Drysdale, Lady Drysdale
Date:
[1857–62?]
Source of text:
DAR 46.1: 93
Summary:

Heath is generally cut every six years, often in order to provide young growth for grazing. Also, the heath is in good condition for burning at six years growth.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Erasmus Darwin
Date:
[1857?]
Source of text:
DAR 210.6: 187
Summary:

Will be grateful for facts from Mr Linton on numbers of eggs from goldfinch–canary crosses.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
J. Knightly Ince
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1857–61?]
Source of text:
DAR 261.11: 20 (EH 88206072)
Summary:

Translates some German terms describing colour of horses.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Leonard Jenyns
To:
J. S. Henslow
Date:
1857
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 204
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence Project
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From:
Leonard Jenyns
To:
J. S. Henslow
Date:
1857
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 206
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence Project
From:
Edward Sabine
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1857?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.330
Summary:

Returns polar maps. Advises on methods of map projection, favoring polar projection. Working on new maps.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Asa Gray
Date:
1 Jan [1857]
Source of text:
Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (7)
Summary:

Thanks AG for 2d part of "Statistics [of the flora of the northern U. S.", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 22 (1856): 204–32; 2d ser. 23 (1857): 62–84, 369–403].

Is glad AG concludes species of large genera are wide-ranging, but is "riled" that he thinks the line of connection of alpine plants is through Greenland. Mentions comparisons of ranges worth investigating.

Believes trees show a tendency toward separation of the sexes and wonders if U. S. species bear this out. Asks which genera are protean in U. S.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Henri Victor Regnault
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1857
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.320
Summary:

Discusses his itinerary for the British Isles. Gives address where he may be reached. Wishes to visit JH at Collingwood. Congratulates JH on his improved health.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Jean Baptiste André Dumas
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1857-1]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.511
Summary:

Discusses an edition of Antoine Lavoisier's works [3 vols., 1862-65] edited by JD. Comments on the edition and on the arrangements for JH receiving it.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts
Date:
1 January 1857
Source of text:
BL Burdett-Coutts papers
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Asa Gray
Date:
--[1857]
Source of text:
JDH/2/22/1/1 f.10-11, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

JDH thanks Asa Gray for his letter & review of [Rev. Miles Joseph] Berkeley. Berkeley will not like Gray's review or JDH's in JOURNAL OF BOTANY. JDH comments on Gray's criticism of his ideas on physiology, comparing them to a firework, and to his own less ordered style of critique. Declares that he will not take account of a 'vital force' until anyone else does. Compares American & British terminology i.e. in the United States physiology is synonymous with biology. Discusses nomenclature & the use of the English 'anth' in names such as Ranunculanths, compared to using the suffixes: 'ads' or 'worts' in place of aceae. This was started by [John Stevens] Henslow & despite misgivings JDH has advised [George] Bentham to retain them as they are now effectively sanctioned by the government; being used in the National Schools. He asks Gray not to deter Bentham from using the system as it is the current vogue & it is hard enough to get government to publish such books for the amateur, & this class of people cares a great deal about terminology. JDH thinks [John] Lindley is correct to refer Podostemons to near Lentibulariaceae though he previously thought their place was with Scrophulariaceae.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
?-?-1857?
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.217, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sophia Beck
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1857 or later]
Source of text:
RAS:JH Archive 12/1.3.7 verso; Reel 10
Summary:

All is well. Hope JH hears 'good accounts from India.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
W. G. Penny
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1857
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.153
Summary:

Sends a copy of his Astronomical Investigations. Claims there is an 'inequality in the motions of Mars and the Earth.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Julius Plücker
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
2 January 1857
Source of text:
IET MS SC 2
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
Sir Edward Ryan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[2 January 1857]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.463
Summary:

Sends information concerning India in response to letter of JH's son. [Sir Charles Edward] Trevelyan has printed such information occasionally. Many do not see the importance of India.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Harvey
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
3 Jan 1857
Source of text:
DAR 166: 115
Summary:

Sexes of algae.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:
4 Jan [1857]
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 48)
Summary:

Congratulations [on Mrs H’s delivery].

Balanus balanoides positively identified by CD.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project