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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Julius Plücker
Date:
8 January 1850
Source of text:
NRCC ISTI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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:
Charles Pickering
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
9 Jan 1850
Source of text:
DAR 205.4: 99
Summary:

Lists plants of Metia or Aurora Island collected during visit in Sept 1839. Flora same as that of neighbouring Tahiti.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Date:
9 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Summary:

Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Fitch
Date:
10 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Norwich Castle
Summary:

Thanks him for sending fossil cirripede specimens. Unfortunately one was broken in transit. Asks if James de Carle Sowerby may draw specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
William Thomson
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
10 January 1850
Source of text:
IEE MS SC 2
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
William Thomson
Date:
12 January 1850
Source of text:
ULC Add MS 7342, F34
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
From:
John Tyndall
To:
Thomas Archer Hirst
Date:
Undated
Source of text:
MS JT/1/T/525, RI
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Tyndall Project
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From:
Macedonio Melloni
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
14 January 1850
Source of text:
IEE MS SC 2
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Richard Owen
Date:
14 January 1850
Source of text:
BL add MS 39954, f.138
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday Project
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From:
William Thomson
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
14 January 1850
Source of text:
IEE MS SC 2
Summary:

No summary available.

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

Discusses fossil cirripede specimens from RF’s collection. Comments on problems of describing their valves.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Michael Faraday
To:
Emil Heinrich du Bois-Reymond
Date:
15 January 1850
Source of text:
SPK DD
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Faraday 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:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Darwin Fox
Date:
[17 Jan 1850]
Source of text:
Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 75)
Summary:

Account of the birth of Leonard Darwin, during which he administered the chloroform to Emma.

Continues the water-cure.

Has begun work on fossil cirripedes.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Stevens Henslow
Date:
17 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
DAR 93: A96–A97
Summary:

Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence 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:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
James Scott Bowerbank
Date:
19 Jan [1850]
Source of text:
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Summary:

Describes result of his dissection of one of JSB’s cirripede specimens, "now a hundred fold more instructive". Awaits fossils from Copenhagen Chalk for comparison with British specimens. Asks permission for J. de C. Sowerby to draw specimens.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project