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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Jackson Hooker
Date:
[Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201)
Summary:

Thanks WJH for information about J. D. Hooker; CD was very anxious to hear something about his safety.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Richard Owen
Date:
[Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Summary:

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
George Robert Waterhouse
Date:
[Jan–June 1850]
Source of text:
Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF PAL/100/6/6)
Summary:

Wishes to propose John Lubbock as a member of the Entomological Society.

Asks for B. H. Hodgson’s pamphlet on sheep ["Tame sheep and goats", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26]. Asks for odd numbers of GRW’s work [A natural history of the Mammalia (1846–8)]. Regrets that this work has stopped.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Adam White
Date:
[Jan–Mar 1850]
Source of text:
Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Summary:

Requests AW to ask Arthur Adams, who is going on a polar expedition to Lancaster Sound, to collect cirripedes.

Asks location of "Cape Rivers".

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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:
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 Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Sir William Jackson Hooker
Date:
-[1]-[1850]
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.246, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
unknown addressee
Date:
--[1850]
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.325, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

Watercolour sketch map of Sikkim by JDH, showing his route through the country to the Tibetan passes. The following are marked on the map and key: Thibet, Lachen Pass over Kongra Lama, Lachen Pass over Donkiah Mt Chomiomo, Cholamo lakes Mt Donkia 23175 ft. Mt Kanchan--Zhow, Tungu, Samdong, Lachong?, Tunkra Mt, Choongtam, Black Rock, Kankola Pass, Choombi river, Chola, Boundary of Sikkim, bridge on Lachoong where Kinchin [JDH's dog] was drowned Aug 15.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
unknown addressee
Date:
--[1850]
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.326, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

Hand drawn map of Sikkim by Joseph Hooker, with the following marked: Thibet, Cholamo Plains, Lachen Pass over Kongra--Lama, Lachoong Pass over Donkiah, High Table Land of Thibet, Chomiomo, Kanchin--jhow, Lakes, Chumalari, Tungu, Lachen, Samdong, Lachoong, Kinchin--junga [Kanchenjunga], Tunkra Mts, Lachen village, Lachong, Jongri, Pundeem, Choongtam, Nursing, Black Rock, Kankola Pass, Kunglo, Ratong, Tumlong Chola Residence of Rajah, Choombi River, Pemiongchi, Manom, Tendong, Tonglo, Darjeeling.

Contributor:
Hooker Project