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From:
[Davies Gilbert?]
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1829]
Source of text:
DMC 695A.885.33
Summary:

Seems to be about an arrangement to travel together.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Adolphe Quetelet
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1829
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.201
Summary:

Has just received invitation. Regrets delaying JH's dinner. AQ is in the countryside. Asks to be allowed to visit toward the end of the dinner.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alexander Rogers
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1 January 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.407
Summary:

Proposes to send telescope to JH to have a new lens made. Desires JH's opinion of the telescope's utility. Is hesitant to join Astronomical Society.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Caroline Lucretia Herschel
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1829 to 1848]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0672; Reel 1084
Summary:

Encloses notes from years of breakfast conversations with CH's brother William Herschel. Asks JH 'to take the burden of the [Zemata?] M.S. Secretaryship of [sic] my shoulders.' Recalls that JH did the same for 'Mr. Pickering some years ago.' Wishes JH and Margaret a happy new year. CH's notebook [79pp in English] including: necrology of astronomers and mathematicians; notes on plane and spherical geometry; star observations; various tables regarding measurement conversion, planetary systems, geography, and algebra.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Francis Legatt Chantrey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1829 or 1830]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.247
Summary:

Suggesting suitable painters of miniatures.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas John Hussey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1829?]
Source of text:
Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (107)
Summary:

Wants to know when he can visit JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Prout
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1829?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.192
Summary:

Sends abstract of a paper; wants JH's opinion.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James Grahame
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 January 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.381
Summary:

Response to JH's wedding being set for March, and some news from Nantes.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Babbage
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 January 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 2.237
Summary:

Will endeavor to obtain information about the fellowships at St. John's.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Thomas Graves
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[26 January 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.119
Summary:

Is grateful for his comments. Will withdraw his paper as requested; at the same time he points out various aspects of how he arrived at the results.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James Grahame
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[2 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 8.383
Summary:

Inconsequential chatter [letter completed 1829-2-7].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Wallace
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[3 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.26
Summary:

Thomas Henderson will visit London and inform JH of events at Edinburgh Observatory. Will WW's paper on instrument for multiplication interfere with Charles Babbage's proposed machine?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Giovanni Antonio Plana
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[4 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.427
Summary:

Is concerned to discover if the various packages of memoirs that GP sent have been received by JH. Talks about coming to London to present several papers.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henry Warburton
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.38
Summary:

Apologizes for delay in writing out what JH requested. He will have it tomorrow.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Basil Hall
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.164
Summary:

Has requested his friend Thomas Henderson of Edinburgh University to call on JH. Would be pleased if JH can help him in any way.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Joseph Bianchi
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[7 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.60
Summary:

Will be receiving a clock for Robert Molyneux. Comments on this and gives details of his latest observations.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James Wood
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.295
Summary:

JW has been at St. John's for fifty years. Wishes JH well in preparing for marriage. JH is entitled to quarters dividend from [feast of] St. Thomas 'to Lady day next.' Notify JW when wedding occurs. JH's fellowship will then be vacant. Please bring bride to visit Cambridge.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
E. Willes
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[12 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.255
Summary:

Compares hotels in Leamington. Recommends Regent for JH's friends. EW will soon visit JH and invalid Lady Mary Herschel.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alexander Rogers
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.408
Summary:

Thinks his telescope was not well executed. Would be pleased if James South tried another. Advises how to improve performance of telescope.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Francis Baily
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[15 February 1829]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.88
Summary:

Regarding F. W. Bessel's instrument for his zone observations. Who was the first to publish lunar distances from the planets?

Contributor:
John Herschel Project