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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
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
unknown addressee
Date:
--[1850]
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.327, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

JDH's rough sketch map of 2 Routes from Darjeeling to Tibetan Passes. Hand drawn map with the following marked on it: Walanchoong Pass, Kanglachema Pass, Darj[eeling]., Lachen Pass, Chumabii, High Table Land. Of Thibet [Tibet], Powhunni, Wallanchoong, Yangma, Lachen Pass, Lachoong Pass, Tambur, Yangma, Pass, Nango Mt., Jumnoo, Kamblachen, Kubroo,Kinchin--junga [Kanchenjunga], Lachen, Lelyp, Talloong, Choonjerma Pass, Yalloong, Jongri, Pundeem, Choongtam, Mywa Guola, Chorang, Rotong, Nursingh, Lachong, Tambur, Khabili, Singalelek, Rungbo, Pemiongchi, Kullait, Manom, Singtam Tumlong, Thibet., Hinwa, Jwa, Ruttoo, Gt Rungeet, Teesta, Sankyazung, Phulloott, Rumman, Tundong, Nangki, Tonglo, Little Rungeet, Route 1849, Poona, Mai, Goong, Darjeeling Teesta, Tumlong Residence of Rajah.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
Text Online
From:
Adam Sedgwick
To:
J. S. Henslow
Date:
2 January 1850
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 283
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence 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:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:
[3 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.90)
Summary:

Discusses CL’s paper, "On craters of denudation" [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 6 (1850): 207–34], which "will be a thorn in the side of É[lie] de B[eaumont]". Notes evidence from Galapagos overlooked by CL. Mentions other examples of craters.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Sir William Jackson Hooker
Date:
3 January 1850
Source of text:
JDH/1/10 f.247-249, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
Text Online
From:
Thomas Bell
To:
J. S. Henslow
Date:
4 January 1858
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 21
Summary:

Thanks JSH for presents and sends New Year’s greetings.

Contributor:
Henslow Correspondence Project
Text Online
From:
Julius Plücker
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
4 January 1850
Source of text:
IEE MS SC 2
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
6 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Asks to borrow some more cirripede specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence 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