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From:
Henry Peter Brougham
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.308
Summary:

Would like JH's view on Thomas Maclear.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Graham
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1850 to 1852]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0915; Reel 1083
Summary:

Suggests changes in statutes governing colleges.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Elizabeth Sabine
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.335
Summary:

Thanks JH for letter and concern shown during Edward Sabine's illness. He is recovering.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henry Piddington
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[5 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.405
Summary:

A note accompanying another of HP's meteorological publications.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John R. Hind
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[5 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.346
Summary:

On the evening of 4 Jan. he found a nebulosity in or near Draco that he has been unable to discover in any catalogue. Has discovered another red star in Taurus, which is not given in JH's list.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henry Holland
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
7 January [1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.439
Summary:

Delayed answering JH's letter until HH could find details of works by 'Göttingen Professor,' but has had difficulty in locating them. Any treatise connecting epidemics with fungous origins would be of interest. Will bring distressing medical case to attention of one of HH's committees. HH's Medical Notes and Reflections, 3rd edition (1855).

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
8 January [1850?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.67
Summary:

His manuscript arrived and has been dispatched to the printers with the necessary instructions. Regrets to hear that JH's labors are impeded by ill health.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Radcliffe Birt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.137
Summary:

His engagement at Kew will soon terminate. Regarding the grant for Kew and the position he holds there. Can JH inform him of the zodiacal light.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
17 January [1850?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.68
Summary:

Would be happy to hear of any improvement in JH's health. Encloses a letter from Francis Jeffrey (Lord Jeffrey). J. S. Mill edited Jeremy Bentham's works in two volumes.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alexander von Humboldt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 10.69
Summary:

Queries regarding JH's star lists. Sending magnetic information from A. T. Kupffer. Regarding the distribution of nebulae.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Radcliffe Birt
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 4.138
Summary:

Regarding the luminous rings recently observed in the solar system.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Augustus De Morgan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.256
Summary:

Regarding the delicate case of priority of investigation. Quotes example of Henry Warburton and John Brinkley.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Lord Francis Jeffrey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.279
Summary:

Returns 'slips' with JH's corrections. Asks explanation of probability theory.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir Edward Ryan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.458
Summary:

Has no information to send yet. JH should not be too hopeful of changing the appoint to Bengal of his son [William James].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
23 January [1850?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.69
Summary:

Returns the slips received from Francis Jeffrey (Lord Jeffrey); would JH forward them to the printer with his instructions. His mathematical demonstration will be allowed enough room. Pleased to hear his deafness has been relieved.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henry Anthony Jeffreys
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[24 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 10.290
Summary:

Sends drawing and statement showing what they are about at the church. Would welcome any assistance from JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Augustus De Morgan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[25 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.257
Summary:

Further regarding the Gregorian calendar and comments on some of the questions involved in its interpretation.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henry Warburton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[28 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.52
Summary:

Thanks for citing (18 months ago) John Brinkley's paper on 'General Term.' Heard that Augustus De Morgan notified JH of deductions HW drew from Brinkley's theorems, extending them into permutations and combinations. Re-read JH's ['On the Development of Exponential Functions' (1816)]. Asks where to buy JH's Examples in Finite Differences [1820] for HW's great-nephew [Howard Elphinstone].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[28] January 1850
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.271
Summary:

Reports death of Francis Jeffrey. JH's letter to Jeffrey arrived too late. Mrs. Jeffrey will return to [Haileybury?] with WE.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
E. W. Payne
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[29 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.147
Summary:

Asks questions relevant to a series of books presenting science for juveniles.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project