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From:
James Prinsep
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.72
Summary:

Miss Pattle and C. R. Prinsep, Secretary of Government Proceedings, are going to Cape of Good Hope and will bring JP's Journals of the Asiatic Society to JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James David Forbes
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[14 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.293
Summary:

Sending a letter via Capt. Basil Hall. Is surprised JH did not mention the starry showers of 12 Nov. in his last letter, D. F. J. Arago is investigating them. J. B. Biot has published an extension of [Denison?] Olmsted's theory. Humphrey Lloyd has produced an interesting book on the undulatory theory. What measure does JH employ for the force of the wind? Has got William Whewell's anemometer. Influenza prevalent. William Farish has been succeeded by Robert Willis.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Basil Hall
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.186
Summary:

Sends a small dispatch from J. D. Forbes. The barometer seems to have no connection with the weather this winter. Had a snow shower but could see no clouds in the sky. Preparing for the occultation of Mars.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Matthew Henry Webster
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 18.128
Summary:

Communicated JH's letter of 30 Sept. [1836] to the Albany Institute. Hopes JH received meteorological register of observation points in U.S., which are increasing in number. Sent meteorological reports to societies and individuals JH requested. Describes barometer and temperature measurements in wells and barometer extremes in great December storm. W. C. Redfield of New York says duration of observation periods recommended by JH is too short.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Maclear
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[16 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.101
Summary:

Regrets having to send the observations on so many sheets; those in red ink will be re-observed. John Steuart has given him a note about spots on the sun. Sends Mr. Stebbing's letter and would like JH's comments when he sees him.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Augustus De Morgan
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 6.183
Summary:

Will be a great reception for JH when he returns. Is working on a theory of probabilities. Francis Baily is the man for mapping the entire heavens. G. B. Airy is to test JH's topsy-turvy observations of Orion.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Lee
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 February 1837]
Source of text:
Buckinghamshire County Council
Summary:

Thanks JH for drawing of JH's house. Sends drawing of JL's Hartwell Observatory and publications from the observatory.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Francis Beaufort
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.352
Summary:

Sending more barometric observations. Interesting articles by S. D. Poisson and D. F. J. Arago. Peculiar crimson light seen in the sky recently. The 'Beagle' will sail in May and will call on JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Henry Smyth
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[22 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.263
Summary:

Thanks JH for kindness to C. P. Smyth. Francis Baily re-elected president of R.A.S. W. S. Stratford prints a comet ephemeris.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Roderick Impey Murchison
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[28 February 1837]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.390
Summary:

Received JH's letter with pleasure; delayed replying as hoping to comment. Theories have been shown to Charles Lyell, William Whewell, etc. Gives his own comments on JH's theory. Installed Whewell as President of the Geological Society. Pleased JH is to become a subscriber to RM's book, which moves slowly along. Received a collection of fossils from Fernando Po recently.

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