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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:
[Jan? 1847]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.55)
Summary:

Arranges to meet with WBC to get his advice about buying a microscope.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Leonard Horner
Date:
[Jan 1847]
Source of text:
DAR 145: 139
Summary:

Responds to LH’s comments on South America.

Discusses inclination of lava stream.

Sketches in second edition of Journal of researches more accurate than in first.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Robert Hutton
Date:
[1847 – 12 Nov 1848]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.67)
Summary:

Tells RH that he has secured an introduction to Lady Emily Finc[-Hatton] through a friend of his father’s. Thanks RH for his efforts.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:
[1847 or 1848]
Source of text:
DAR 146: 329
Summary:

Replies to note from CL asking about views of glaciers.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Richard Owen
Date:
[1847?]
Source of text:
Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Summary:

Asks to meet RO to get his opinion on zoological points.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Pastorff
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847 or later]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-1031.1; Reel 1083
Summary:

Wishes to obtain copy of JH's observations of sun spots at Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Edward Sabine
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.328
Summary:

Elizabeth Sabine's translation of [Alexander von Humboldt's] Cosmos is nearly complete. Hopes JH will accept invitation to review it in Edinburgh Review. Encloses account of great disturbance of December.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
J[ohn] Henry Griesbach
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14 inc
Summary:

Presents to the R.A.S. a drawing of solar spots made during 1843.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Lee
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (61)
Summary:

Discusses whether John Couch Adams should receive the Copley Medal for his work in the attempted discovery of Neptune.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0529.3; Reel 1093
Summary:

Reports organization of N. L. Lacaille's star catalog. Suggests method by which to compare this with Thomas Henderson's figures to determine Henderson's method of computation.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Richard Sheepshanks
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
1847 or later
Source of text:
RS:HS 16.138
Summary:

Is trying to straighten out the origin of the R.A.S., and giving appropriate credit.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
James Clark Ross
To:
John Richardson
Date:
c.1847
Source of text:
MM/25/2, Royal Society
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Royal Society
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Francis Baily
Date:
[1847?]
Source of text:
RS:HS 3.282
Summary:

Regarding the revision of the nomenclature of the constellations. Its effect on the printing of the star catalogues.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:
1847
Source of text:
JHS 3.15b
Summary:

Reports on a visit to Grandma [Emilia Stewart]; may go to Cambridge; sends MH a draft beginning of a review of Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
the R.A.S.
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14-15 inc
Summary:

Accepts with thanks J. Henry Griesbach's drawings of solar spots. Encourages others to observe the sun. Suggests the use of photography in recording solar spots. Pledges to give the R.A.S. all JH's drawings of solar spots.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Robert Grove
Date:
[1847?]
Source of text:
RI
Summary:

Encloses post office order; not knowing WG's 'Christian' name; hopes that WG can sign 'William.' Apologizes for being unable to attend 'the Dinners.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.5751
Summary:

Agrees to inclusion of his initials in WW's Verse Translations and to vote for Prince Albert in some Cambridge election. Comments on the 'mess' in the R.A.S. over awarding its medal for 1848.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
William Whewell
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
TC, Camb. O.15.481
Summary:

Thanks WW for the supplemental dedication to JH in the second edition of WW's Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences. Is making slow progress correcting JH's Cape Results.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Empson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1847]
Source of text:
RS:HS 7.57
Summary:

Longmans reckons on 60 pages for the next number so would JH have his article ready to time.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Somerville
To:
Michael Faraday
Date:
before 1847
Source of text:
private posession
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Brigitte Stenhouse