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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
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From:
Darwin, Emma
To:
Darwin, W. E.
Date:
[January 1859]
Source of text:
DAR 219.1: 23
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Darwin Family Letters
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From:
Darwin, Emma
To:
Darwin, W. E.
Date:
[1859?]
Source of text:
DAR 219.1: 33
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Darwin Family Letters
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
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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