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Herschel12400
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [18 February 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.257
Summary:  

Went to London, and then returned for meeting of the Syndicate. Gives details of resolutions passed and also the one to which GP objects, viz body responsible for appointing observer. There is to be another meeting on Friday.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L561
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Anisson du Perron
Date:  19 février 1818
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 537.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Faraday0081
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Benjamin Abbott
Date:  27 February 1818
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 123
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel12401
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 March 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.258
Summary:  

Meeting was not called by the Vice-Chancellor, so powers of the Syndicate are now at an end. Gives news of events at the University. Has had letter from J. B. Biot, who is to give a series of lectures on Newton's Principia.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6453
From:  Thomas Catton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  9 March [1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.221
Summary:  

John Hailstone is about to be married and thus the Woodwardian professorship will become vacant. Would JH be interested? If so, would he let his friends know and then they can rally support.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5664
From:  Miles Bland
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 March 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.153
Summary:  

There is shortly to be a vacancy in the Woodwardian professorship at Cambridge. Would JH like to stand? If so, let him know then he can rally support.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5141
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [10 March 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.90 (C: RS:HS 20.53)
Summary:  

Would like comments on the accompanying paper on functional equations. Stephen Lee [of the R.S.L.] has revived the reading of Isaac Newton in Paris.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5142
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [16 March 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.91
Summary:  

Comments on his paper sent previously [see JH's 1818-3-10]. Time has been taken up with mineralogy. Is sending some samples.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L1083
From:  Buisson (notaire)
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  28 mars 1818
Classmark:  Fonds André-Marie Ampère chemise 332., Archives de l'Académie des sciences, Paris
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
L562
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Claude-Julien Bredin
Date:  29 mars 1818
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 537.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel5144
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1818-4
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.93
Summary:  

Cannot help him with the Commercium epistolicum [by Pierre Fermat]. Leaving town for a few days. Regarding the kaleidoscope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12402
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 April 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.259
Summary:  

Observer for the forthcoming observatory is to be the Plumian Professor. Gives news of other professorships and gives opinion of JH's chances should he apply for any.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12290
From:  George Nayler
To:  William Herschel
Date:  [10 April 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.146
Summary:  

Encloses two sketches of proposed armorial ensigns, and would be pleased to receive them back with Sir William's preferences.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5143
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [26 April 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.92 (C: RS:HS 20.54)
Summary:  

Please send the third volume of J. E. Montucla's Histoire de mathématiques. Is running into difficulties with his history of mathematics owing to lack of translations. Regarding kaleidoscopes. Has been reading David Brewster's experiments on Mother of pearl.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0082
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  William Flexman
Date:  3 May 1818
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 1: 284-6
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0082a
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Huxtable
Date:  3 May 1818
Classmark:  Keith Stait-Gardner
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel12403
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  4] May [1818
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.260
Summary:  

Requesting support for Adam Sedgwick in the forthcoming election for the Woodwardian Lectureship. Has been unwell himself.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5759
From:  David Brewster
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 May 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.243
Summary:  

There has been a delay in printing so will not require his articles until later. Will be in London in the near future and would like to see him.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9801
From:  Benjamin Gompertz
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [13 May 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.136
Summary:  

Would like to become an F.R.S. Charles Babbage has procured a form and BG would be pleased if JH would subscribe his name. Hopes he is well.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12404
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 May 1818]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.261
Summary:  

Comments on the candidates and the process for filling the Woodwardian Lectureship at Cambridge; also some other Cambridge University matters.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project