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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Adam Sedgwick
Date:
[1 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.442 (C: RS:HS 23.79)
Summary:

Has heard of AS's broken arm. Sends regards from the family.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
1850-1
Source of text:
RS:HS 23.80
Summary:

Comments on calculation by Frédéric Petit of the hyperbolic orbit of the meteor of 19 Aug. 1847.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Charles Pritchard
Date:
[1850]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0318; Reel 1054
Summary:

Inability of JH's son [William] to pass Greek. Concerned that this may delay [William's] entry into Haileybury College. Notes similar inability with languages in JH's other two sons.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Elizabeth Sabine
Date:
[1 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS Sa.660
Summary:

Regrets to hear of Edward Sabine's serious illness but praises ES's accomplishment and devotion; hopes ES will rest and soon recover good health.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Henry Peter Brougham
Date:
[1850]
Source of text:
Univ.Coll.London Brougham
Summary:

Praises in very strong terms and in detail the contributions to astronomy made by Thomas Maclear. Believes Maclear deserves a pension.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Isabella Herschel
Date:
[1850 or later ?]
Source of text:
WT 91327
Summary:

Talks about the concepts of thinking and consciousness.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Shepherd
Date:
[1850 to 1851]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.162b (C: RS:HS 25.10.10)
Summary:

Petition for pension for widow of T. G. Taylor, H.E.I.C. astronomer at Madras who published error-free observations of southern stars.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
[1850-1855]
Source of text:
JHS 5.35
Summary:

Part of a letter about not having received any hampers from Collingwood, and about some household staff arrangements.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Richard Sheepshanks
Date:
1850
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.105 (C: RS:HS 25.9.69)
Summary:

Has received interesting observations of double stars from Thomas Maclear at the Cape observatory. The new equatorial lens sent to the Cape arrived safely, in spite of sloppiness by the English custom-house.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Sir William J. Hooker
Date:
[1850]
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens
Summary:

Requests favor from WH on behalf of Richard Jones and his wife in light of her move to Richmond.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Parsons (Lord Rosse)
Date:
[1850]
Source of text:
RS Sa.681
Summary:

Discusses possible recipients of Royal Medals, continuing to favor Edward Sabine.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
[Robert Hunt?]
Date:
[11 January 1850]
Source of text:
WT 68037.10
Summary:

Inquires whether Charles Wheatstone ever fulfilled his intention to carry out experiments to measure the speed of light in the atmosphere by means of 'revolving machinery.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Augustus De Morgan
Date:
[24 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 23.81
Summary:

About Henry Warburton's theorem, and the Gregorian calendar.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Henry Anthony Jeffreys
Date:
[24 January 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 10.291 & 23.82
Summary:

Regrets he is unable to support his project for the church as he has many more worthy commitments.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the Athenaeum
Date:
25] January [1850
Source of text:
Athenaeum, #1162 (Feb. 2, 1850), 132
Summary:

[Writing anonymously], offers a solution to a Latin problem discussed earlier in the Athenaeum.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the Athenaeum
Date:
25] January [1850
Source of text:
Athenaeum, #1162 (Feb. 2, 1850), 132
Summary:

[Writing anonymously], asks a question about the public understanding of the Gregorian calendar.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Lord Francis Jeffrey
Date:
[26 January 1850]
Source of text:
unknown
Summary:

Explaining his own idea of probability. [This appears to be the original, which was never sent as Lord Jeffrey died 1850-1-25.]

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Sir Henry Taylor
Date:
[4 February 1850]
Source of text:
Bodleian Library, Oxford
Summary:

Returning with gratitude HT's Statesman, which stimulated much political and social reflection in JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Alexander von Humboldt
Date:
[11 February 1850]
Source of text:
RS:HS 23.84
Summary:

Answers questions raised by AH in his 1850-1-19 [letter contains notes made by AH].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:
[15 February 1850]
Source of text:
EUL:Gen523/4/39 (ACCS: TxU:H/L-0269; Reel 1054)
Summary:

Proposes priorities for allocating £1000 granted to R.S.L. by government. Disagrees with RM and Edward Sabine; R.S.L. should not assume responsibility for observatory or any other permanent institution.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project