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Herschel5055
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [8 February 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.6 (C: RS:HS 20.5)
Summary:  

Regarding the equations in his memoir on the series of tangents. Queries about the Analytical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3330
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [20 February 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Philosophizes about society, college, time passing, and the 'fog' of present life. Wants to know all that is going on at Cambridge. Sends fond greetings to friends. [Letter completed 2-22].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5057
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [25 February 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.8 (C: RS:HS 20.6)
Summary:  

Further equations discussed. Has purchased more books. Regarding the printing of the memoir. [Letter continued on 1813-3-2.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5060
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [4 May 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.11 (C: RS:HS 20.8)
Summary:  

Regarding his memoir: would like to see part of CB's notes.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3333
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [22 May 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Warmed by drink and society of 'charming' girls, JH is thinking of Whittaker, and advises him to study less. JH is enjoying reading more than did in school. Sends other news.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5063
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [27 June 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.14 (C: RS:HS 20.9)
Summary:  

Further regarding theorems recently discussed. Regarding the preface for JH's and CB's Memoirs of the Analytical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3400
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [2 July 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Comments on decaying British domestic affairs. Deplores religion 'as established by law' in contrast with religion 'established by nature.' Has felt sombre lately. Comments on music as relief from mathematics.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3149
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  7 July [1813?]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Comments on unfortunately aristocratic world, JW's description of Hamlet, current investigations and perhaps too deep involvement in scientific pursuits. Is correcting friend's novel (The Victim of Villainy or Travelling Tetrahedrons). Asks JW to find mineralogical specimen.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5065
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [25 July 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.16 (C: RS:HS 20.10)
Summary:  

Regarding his new researches into the theory of determining functions from given conditions. The printing of his memoir is proceeding slowly.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3188
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [2 August 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Urges to send copies of [S. F.] Lacroix's work and École polytechnique journal. James Grahame is successfully studying law. Grahame's father is staying with JH and his presence makes JH 'better and wiser.' Has been thinking much. Hopes JW will check on printing of Memoirs of the Analytical Society. [Letter completed 1813-8-3.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3232
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [6 August 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Gives further instructions on sending books [see JH's 1813-8-2]. Comments on 'refractory' nature of religious thought. Is not in love, but teases JW about frequent visits to Thackerays. Recounts current heavy involvement in music, asking [Thomas?] Greenwood for help with harmonies.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5066
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [16 August 1813]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.17 (C: RS:HS 20.11)
Summary:  

Has been to London and procured the books mentioned by CB. Mentions differential equations of P. S. Laplace. Regarding some of CB's theorems. Problem of law of chance. Printing of his memoir.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3176
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Whittaker
Date:  [16 August 1813]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Asks to JW to check on books apparently sent [see JH's 1813-8-2 & 1813-8-6], which have not yet arrived.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5068
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1813-9]
Classmark:  RS:HS 20.12
Summary:  

Sends a number of theorems and integrals.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5070
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  1813-9-24 or later
Classmark:  RS:HS 20.14
Summary:  

Orders equipment from London through CB.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5069
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [13] October 1813
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.19 (C: RS:HS 20.13)
Summary:  

Would like to see him as soon as possible so they can prepare the preface of their memoir for the printer.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project