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Herschel8199
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers
Date:  [1820-1]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.9
Summary:  

Announces new Astronomical Society. Invites WO to become associate.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7404
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Johann Wilhelm Pastorff
Date:  [1820 to 1824]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.10 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

JH presented JP's paper on photospheres to Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3292
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Wood
Date:  [1820].
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Congratulates on having obtained position at St. John's. Asks whether Cambridge University Press would publish new edition of Giuseppe Piazzi's star catalog.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7403
From:  Johann Wilhelm Pastorff
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1820 to 1824]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.10 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

Sends paper on photospheres to be read to Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday4741u
From:  William Wavell
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  c.1820
Classmark:  NHM MS Wav
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel5174
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.124
Summary:  

Please send instructions as to how he would like the rock crystals cut so that he can pass the instructions on to Wilson Lowry. Is sending two drawings of JH. Has heard from David Brewster that Edinburgh has established a prize like that of Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford).

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5175
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [17 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.125 (C: RS:HS 20.81)
Summary:  

Would he please send back some of his papers on astronomy as he wants them in order to draw up a prospectus.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L585
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Pierre-Simon Ballanche
Date:  19 janvier 1820
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 552-553.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel5911
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [22 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.34
Summary:  

Regarding the printing and distribution of JH's Address.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5912
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [24 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.35
Summary:  

Is sending copies of the Address and circular, and two copies of his own pamphlets.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5774
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  David Brewster
Date:  [30 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 20.82
Summary:  

Arrangements for paying dues to the Royal Society of Edinburgh; some comments about light passing through crystals.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5176
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [31 January 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.126
Summary:  

Recent happenings and committee decisions in the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0109
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Murray
Date:  1 February 1820
Classmark:  JMA
Contributor:  Faraday Project
L1052
From:  Buisson (notaire)
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  2 février 1820
Classmark:  Fonds André-Marie Ampère chemise 389, Archives de l'Académie des sciences, Paris
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel5177
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [2 February 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.127 (C: RS:HS 20.83)
Summary:  

Regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Astronomical Society. The printing of his own address. Is preparing a paper on functional equations. Is prepared to accept the office of Foreign Secretary of the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5775
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  David Brewster
Date:  [3 February 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 20.84
Summary:  

Clarifies areas of disagreement with DB in JH's explanation of the results of colored tints of light passing through polarizing crystals.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5178
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 February 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.128
Summary:  

Has had a letter from Davies Gilbert regarding the presidency of the Astronomical Society. Possible alternatives. Gives a problem of the law of chance.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5776
From:  David Brewster
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [11 February 1820]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.251
Summary:  

Thanks for the extract of his paper. Comments on this and his own discoveries on the polarization of light. His fees for the articles will pay his subscription to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3189
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Wilson Lowry
Date:  [12 February 1820]
Classmark:  St. John's College, Cambridge
Summary:  

Asks where WL procured a certain 'large crystal of Fish-eye-Stone.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0110
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Richard Phillips
Date:  15 February 1820
Classmark:  APS MS 509 L56.18
Contributor:  Faraday Project