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From:
David Brewster
To:
John Tyndall
Date:
June 1 1859
Source of text:
MS JT/1/B/128; MS JT/1/TYP/1/159, RI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
From:
John Tyndall
To:
Rudolf Clausius
Date:
1st June 1859
Source of text:
MS JT/1/T/176, RI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:
2 June [1859]
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 65)
Summary:

THH should understand that CD’s hypothesis [natural selection] has as many flaws and holes as sound parts. The question is whether CD’s rag of a hypothesis is worth anything. A poor rag is better than nothing to carry one’s fruit to market.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Erasmus Darwin
Date:
3 June [1859]
Source of text:
DAR 210.6: 45
Summary:

Reports events at Down.

Is busy with proofs [of Origin];

is anxious to hear how WED does in his examinations.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
John P. Gassiot
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 June 1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.64
Summary:

Called at Burlington House and sees that more subscriptions have been added to the fund.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Thomas Maclear
Date:
[8 June 1859]
Source of text:
Cape Archives/Maclear Papers File 100
Summary:

Makes arrangements for TM's visit.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Rudolf Clausius
To:
John Tyndall
Date:
9. Juni 59
Source of text:
MS JT/1/TYP/7/2234-5, RI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
From:
Matthew Fontaine Maury
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 June 1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.308
Summary:

Thanks for JH's article on Physical Geography from the new edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Comments on this and gives details of some of his own researches into the causes of ocean currents.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[11 June 1859]
Source of text:
RGO 6.146.266
Summary:

The Radcliffe Trustees are asking for assistance in naming a new director of the Oxford Observatory; JH sends a draft response.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Sidney Herbert
Date:
[11 June 1859]
Source of text:
RGO 6.146.267
Summary:

Draft of letter to be sent to Radcliffe Trustees, now being sent to G. B. Airy for his information [see JH's 1859-6-11].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[14 June 1859]
Source of text:
RGO 6.146.283
Summary:

Responds to same request as JH identifies in his 1859-6-11.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Murray
Date:
14 June [1859]
Source of text:
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin: Ms.42152 ff.43–44)
Summary:

Finds style [of Origin] incredibly bad; corrections are very heavy. Supposes it was due to his attention being fixed on general lines of argument and not on detail. Wishes to share expense of corrections.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Chairman Society of Arts
Date:
[14 June 1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS B27.82 (draft: RS:HS B27.83)
Summary:

Unable to attend the most recent meeting of the Society of Arts, where the idea of having a fixed musical pitch was discussed. As a committee has been struck to study this, JH sends in his thoughts on the topic.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell, Chair, Musical Pitch Committee of the Society of Arts
Date:
[14 June 1859]
Source of text:
Journal of the Society of Arts, 7 (July 8, 1859), 581 & Athenaeum, #1654 (July
Summary:

Discusses the issue [then under debate] of a fixed musical pitch, urging that C be fixed at 512 vibrations per second and explaining in detail his reasons.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Higgins
Date:
15 June 1859
Source of text:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Summary:

Acknowledges receipt of £244 15s. 11d.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
James Duncan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 June 1859]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.512
Summary:

Pointing out an error in JH's statement in an encyclopaedia that there are no serpents in Borneo.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[15 June 1859]
Source of text:
RGO 6.146.285
Summary:

Returns GA's letter copy [see GA's 1859-6-14] with thanks, noting it is more complete than JH's own.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Tyndall
To:
James David Forbes
Date:
17th June 1859
Source of text:
Incoming letters 1859, n0.76., University of St Andrews Special Collections, msdep7
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
From:
John Tyndall
To:
Rudolf Clausius
Date:
17th June | 1859
Source of text:
MS JT/1/T/177, RI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
From:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
To:
Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:
17 June 1859
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 6: 20)
Summary:

Extended discussion of their respective difficulties with the definition and status of species and with the extent to which the theory of transmutation may be applied.

Has rediscovered S. S. Haldeman’s 1844 paper defending the transmutation theory with great skill.

Asks for reference to Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire’s first enunciation of the progressive development and transmutation theory.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project