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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Jacob Bell
Date:
Before 1859
Source of text:
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Jacob Bell autograph album, f.58
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
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From:
Ferdinand von Mueller
To:
John O'Shanassy
Date:
January 1859
Source of text:
K59/188, unit 747, VPRS 1189 inward registered correspondence, VA 475 Chief Secretary's Department, Public Record Office, Victoria
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
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From:
George Maxwell
To:
Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:
1859
Source of text:
MEL 95562, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
From:
William Charles Linnaeus Martin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1859–61]
Source of text:
DAR 171: 56/1–15
Summary:

MS of a paper called "Comments on Mr Darwin’s grand theory", which generally supports CD but proposes that present flightless birds are primitive. Paper supplemented by a diagram showing the phylogeny of birds.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
William Charles Linnaeus Martin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1859–61]
Source of text:
DAR 47: 211–13
Summary:

Examples of animals that dwell in dark places, some of which are blind, some not. Asks: where causes are the same, why is not the effect? Does not think disuse is the answer, but arrested development.

Comments also on the absence of a ligament in four mammals and asks how natural selection accounts for this.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Augustus De Morgan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 January 1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.322
Summary:

Many thanks for the dates for the memoir of George Peacock. Queries the name of his father. Comments on various church matters.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Hensleigh Wedgwood
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1859 or later?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.134
Summary:

Recalls JH's letter from Cape regarding study of etymology. Encloses HW's own effort to develop this.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
Text Online
From:
Michael Faraday
To:
an unidentified relation
Date:
1859
Source of text:
Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 431-3
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie [the elder]
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.292
Summary:

Is indisposed so will not be coming to London; leaves it to him and Edward Sabine to send answer to H. P. F. P. Clinton (5th Duke of Newcastle). Would like an up-to-date citation for W. E. Weber as he has been awarded the Royal Medal.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[John Herschel (son)]
Date:
[1859 or later]
Source of text:
JHS 6.61
Summary:

About the cost of sending a telegram to India.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Margaret Brodie Herschel]
Date:
1859
Source of text:
JHS 4.29
Summary:

Sons William and John have brought photographs from India; also writes news of family and friends.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Isabella Herschel
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
JHS 5.18
Summary:

Tells about missing a meeting with HRH Prince Albert, about a paper read at a R.S.L. meeting, and describes how to figure out how strong a reading glass JH needs to buy for his wife, Margaret. JH saw Charles Wheatstone, who has devised an alphabetic telegraph.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
JHS 4.6
Summary:

Talks of a committee attempting a massive collection of knowledge from the colonies; JH is considering exchanging some furniture between London and Collingwood.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
JHS 4.8
Summary:

JH decides not to exchange furniture [see JH's 1859?, i.e., #11005] on daughter Caroline's recommendation; some financial matters.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
JHS 4.16
Summary:

About an expected death, an accident involving an omnibus, and MH's return arrangements for the following day.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Woodbine Parish
Date:
1859
Source of text:
RS:HS 23.290
Summary:

Comments on WP's account of a meteor striking ground in America.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
--1859?
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.226, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
?-?-1859
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.230, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

A letter from Joseph Hooker to Miles Berkeley suggesting that Berkeley may wish to undertake a paid project to name a series of illustrations of fungi in the collection of Mady Orde of Kilmony. Enquires how ‘Willy’ - William Hooker is getting on and send a cheque to cover his schooling and board. Mentions that renovation work it taking place at Kew residence and that William Hooker has been unwell.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
?-?-1859?
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.231, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

Letter to Miles Berkeley from Joseph Hooker proposing sending Hooker's eldest son (William Henslow) to Berkeley for 3 months tutoring.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
?-?-1859?
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.232, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

Joseph Hooker writes to Miles Berkeley regarding the death of Lord Westmoreland and that Hooker's family remains at Hitcham Rectory whilst Joseph is at Kew. Mentions that his eldest son, William has fond memories of Berkeley and his family and that the Hooker's are not sure where to send William after the Christmas period.

Contributor:
Hooker Project