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Herschel13228
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [1 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.15; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Mount Etna marks furthest point of JH's journey. Travel is difficult. Both JH and servant James Child are in good health. Describes ruins of Girgente. Send future letters to Geneva or Paris. [Letter continued 3-4 July at Mount Etna:] Few lines from Casa Inglese, highest house in Europe, built by Carlo Gemmellaro for travelers. [Letter continued 5 July in Catania:] Ascent of Mount Etna.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L665
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Jean-Jacques Ampère (fils d'Ampère)
Date:  2 juillet 1824
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 659-660.
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
L664
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Auguste de La Rive
Date:  2 juillet 1824
Classmark:  ().
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel4054
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [2 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0569.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

Describes his laborious journey to the summit of Mt. Etna; from his barometric readings, concludes that its altitude is 10,000 or 11,000 ft. Asks about the progress of Johann Pfaff's translation of William Herschel's papers; JH mentions that he wrote to Pfaff from Cattagione, Sicily. [Letter continued 20 July from Naples and 16 Aug. from Florence.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5252
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [4 July 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.197 & 20.181
Summary:  

Is observing the heavens from Etna. [Letter continued 11 July from Palermo:] Recent experiences touring Sicily.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10524
From:  Thomas Hodgkin
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 July 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.401
Summary:  

Morichini will be gratified to see JH when he returns through Rome. The Abate Feliciano Scarpellini is also desirous of meeting JH; he is one of the foremost makers of instruments in Italy. Weather is just becoming hot, so hopes he gets through his Sicilian tour before the heat increases.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14764
From:  Carlo Gemmellaro
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0952; Reel 1083
Summary:  

Encloses letter from CG's brother regarding barometer scales. Hopes JH had pleasant trip from Catania to Palermo in company of Count [Bessa?]. [Niccolò] Cacciatore will give JH six-year collection of DG's meteorological observations, soon to be published.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L1172
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Samuel Christie
Date:  11 juillet 1824
Classmark:  Catalogue 36: Rare books, manuscripts and images in medicine, science and technology (2009), p. 1-2.
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel14665
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.11; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Worried about safety of JH's voyage to Sicily. Mr. Tasker forced Mr. Davenport finally to pay back rent. Should telescope be painted to protect it from rain? Planning trip to Margate. Asks JH to buy watch for MPH in Geneva. Declined Mr. Beckwith's request for MPH to be godmother to new daughter. [Letter continued 28 June:] James South and wife will visit MPH tomorrow.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13229
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [12 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.16; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Departure delayed by week-long feast of St. Rosalie, patron of Sicily. No vessels moving. Reviews Sicilian scenery, weather, and culture. Compares Mount Etna and Vesuvius. Describes travel across center of island with companions Count Bessa Negrini of Mantua and C. G. B. Daubeny of Oxford. [Letter continued 14 July:] Oppressive heat in Palermo. [Letter continued 18 July:] Arrival in Naples.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L666
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  14 juillet 1824
Classmark:  ().
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Faraday0238
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  14 July 1824
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel9744
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mario Gemmellaro
Date:  [16 July 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.91 & 20.184
Summary:  

Is grateful for the assistance received while in Catania. Comments on the divisions of the barometer. His own barometer was undamaged after travelling 500 miles over impassible roads. Would be pleased to receive communications.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13186
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Sir William Watson
Date:  [16 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0494; Reel 1055 (C: RS:HS 20.183)
Summary:  

Written from Palermo, this chatty letter describes JH's time in Italy and Sicily. JH mentions having ascended Mt. Etna and having spent the night on its summit. A second part of this letter is dated July 19 and its location is given as Naples. On way to Hanover.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4382
From:  Jean Louis Pons
To:  Francis Baily
Date:  [17 July 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.177
Summary:  

Thanks FB for informing him of his election to the Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L667
From:  Claude-Julien Bredin
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  19 juillet 1824
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 661.
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel13230
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [22 July 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.17; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Lists all letters received from Slough and those sent by JH to recipients in England. News of acquaintances at home. C. G. B. Daubeny taken ill. Itinerary for return trip. Low opinion of southern Italians. English society in Naples. Describes cask of wine JH shipped to England. [P.S. 24 July:] Daubeny's illness is malaria. JH will stay with him. Grahames are not here.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
HENSLOW-19
From:  John Stephens
To:  J. S. Henslow
Date:  22 July 1824
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 22
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
L668
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Adrien Beuchot
Date:  26 juillet 1824
Classmark:  ().
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
HENSLOW-20
From:  Leonard Jenyns
To:  J. S. Henslow
Date:  26 July 1824
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 23
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project