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Herschel13223
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [1 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.10; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Asks for news of MH's health. Lists all letters JH has sent. Problems with European post. Trip from Rome to Naples. Neopolitan countryside. [Letter continued 2 June:] At Hotel de la Città di Napoli on Bay of Naples. Describes Mount Vesuvius. Visit with Teodoro Monticelli and British minister W. R. Hamilton. [Letter continued 3 June:] Attended opera at Europe's largest theater. Prefers Naples to Rome; will stay at least one month.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12822
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Committee for Rebuilding London Bridge
Date:  [1824 to 1831]-6-3
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0228; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Accepts honor of joining committee at ceremony to lay first stone of new bridge. Proposes including platina copies of standard British measures of length and weight in foundation as part of 'precious records' preserved for posterity.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0235
From:  Thomas Webster
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  5 June 1824
Classmark:  RS MS 241, f.11
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel14661
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.7; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Received JH's letter from Rome. Bought [David] Cox's Pictures of Italy to see places JH has visited. Visits London doctor with Mary Baldwin. News of acquaintances. MH authorized seizure of Mr. Davenport's corn, because he refuses to pay rent.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0236
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Samuel Parkes
Date:  7 June 1824
Classmark:  RI MS F1 B03
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel13224
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [8 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.11; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Describes last letter to MH. [Letter continued 9 June in Naples:] Will write to J. H. Nelson. Problems with postal service in Naples. Met European nobility at dinner of British minister W. R. Hamilton. Ascent of Mount Vesuvius with Nicola Covelli. Barometer observations, chemical experiments, and camera lucida drawings. High society in Naples. Describes 'ridiculous' religious practices at church of Madonna dell'Arco and barbarian lower classes of Naples.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10333
From:  William Richard Hamilton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 June 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.216
Summary:  

The mistake was mutual; hopes to see him Friday for dinner.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8447
From:  James South
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [11 June 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.427
Summary:  

Writing to JH [then travelling in Europe], JS informs him that JS is moving to Paris. Comments on his plans for his observatory in Paris and on recent events in England regarding astronomers and instruments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14662
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.8; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Concerned about JH in Rome. Expecting visit from Mrs. [James] South and Charles Babbage, who has rented house in Passy, France. Many visitors to Slough for Ascot races next week. J. H. Nelson reminds JH to use special shipping agent in Florence to send items to England. [Letter continued 13 June:] Celebrating MH's 74th birthday. [Letter continued 14 June:] Asks for JH's itinerary.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11497
From:  Francis Lunn
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  14 June [1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.410
Summary:  

Met Mr. Smedley a few days ago and the latter has the impression that JH is to write the article on Heat for the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana. Comments on this and wonders if he can request the articles from JH. Sends letter via Charles Babbage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4448
From:  [William Richard] Hamilton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [15 June 1824]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (51)
Summary:  

Invites JH to dinner.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13225
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [17 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.12; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Received mail from MH, Mary Baldwin, and J. H. Nelson. Death of George Gordon (Lord Byron). Dined with British minister W. R. Hamilton. News of English residents in Rome. Recent archeological discoveries in Naples. Describes Pompeii, Solfaterra, and Puzzuoli. Religious procession of king through Naples. [Letter continued 18 June:] Met British admiral H. B. Neale at Hamilton's. Problems with Dey of Algiers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13226
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [20 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.13; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Voyage to Sicily. Scenes of Palermo. Visit with Giuseppe Piazzi and Niccolo Cacciatore at Palermo observatory. Names scientists JH plans to visit on Sicily.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12541
From:  Giovanni Antonio Plana
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [20 June 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.411
Summary:  

Is working on printing GP's theory of the moon. Has received packages containing the works of a number of English scientists, and wants to know cost so as to be able to reimburse JH. Wants to be remembered to Charles Babbage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0237
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Samuel Parkes
Date:  22 June 1824
Classmark:  RI MS
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel13227
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [27 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.14; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Six-day mule trip to see ruins of Girgente. Servant James Child is holding up well.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L927
From:  Claude-Julien Bredin
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  28 juin 1824
Classmark:  Lettres inédites de Claude-Julien Bredin (Lyon: 1936), p. 159.
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel14663
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [28 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.9; Reel 1086
Summary:  

MH suffering from gout. Heavy rains are ruining crops. Miss Deluc died yesterday. Postponing trip to seaside to await visit by Parrys. Difficulty in collecting rent from Mr. Davenport. [Letter continued 27 June:] Received today JH's letter from Naples. Pleased to hear so many in Europe honor William Herschel. [Letter continued 28 June:] Reminder to use Mr. Nelson's shipping agent for packages to England.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14664
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [30 June 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.10; Reel 1086
Summary:  

News of family friends. Awaits JH's return. Mary Baldwin goes to London.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12513
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Johann Wilhelm A. Pfaff
Date:  [30 June 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.379 & 20.182
Summary:  

Directs JP to additional sources of biographical information about William Herschel [see JP's 1823-12-13], and comments on some other details of JP's letter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project