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Herschel14655
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 April 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.1; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Correspondence with Babbages. Caroline Herschel asks JH to meet Mr. Kestner, private secretary of Hanoverian ambassador to Rome. Regards from Miss Delevaux.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14656
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [15 April 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.2; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Pleased to hear about JH's travels in Europe. Visit to London with Mary Baldwin. News of acquaintances. Describes a dinner with the Copelands. Death of [Susan] White's husband. Sent money and Richard Copeland's drawings to Caroline Herschel via Mr. Golterman. Misses Slough. Mr. Robinson made offer to Mrs. Morice for manuscripts.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14657
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 May 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.3; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Received package with gifts from Caroline Herschel. [Letter continued 7 Apr.:] Forwarding mail for JH to Charles Babbage. Reminds JH to write from Rome. [Letter continued 8 Apr.:] Death of Mr. White. Georg Griesbach underwent operation. [Letter continued 9 Apr.:] Reading [August von] Kotzebue's Travels through Italy. Worried about dangers in JH's journey there.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14658
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 May 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.4; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Anticipates news from JH in Naples. Mary Baldwin staying with MH. Glad that servant James is good companion. [Letter continued 13 May:] Advice on sending mail from Italy. Carriage repaired and repainted. [Letter continued 14 May:] Terrible weather. Miss Deluc is not expected to survive. [Letter continued 17 May:] Visitors to Slough.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14659
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [21 May 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.5.1; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Delighted with JH's news from Italy. MH urges him to visit Englishmen on Continent, especially Lord Somerset's family. Death of Lord Byron. [Former servant] Carter was banished to Botany Bay for life. [Letter continued 22 May:] News of acquaintances. Reminder to pay wages to servant James.

Contributor:  John Herschel 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
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
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
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
Herschel14667
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [26 August 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.12.2; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Overjoyed upon receiving two letters from JH. Try to visit Caroline Herschel despite time added to journey. Asks for 'repeating watch' from Geneva.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14668
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 September 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.13; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Returned today from Margate. Received JH's letter from Venice. Will send Mr. Ramsbottom's money to London with Mrs. Singer. New construction at Slough.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14669
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [22 September 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.14; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Caroline Herschel is anticipating JH's visit to Hanover. Expecting visit from Elizabeth Baily. New son born to Charles Babbage. Hopes that death of King of France will not impede JH's journey to Paris. Recent deaths at home.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14670
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 October 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.15; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Received JH's letter from Munich. Arrangements for getting JH's belongings through Customs. Will meet JH in London. Mr. Pitt is unable to paint telescope tube due to foul weather. Scandal of Mr. White's will. Recent deaths.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14671
From:  Mary Pitt Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 October 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0623.16; Reel 1086
Summary:  

Painting of telescope begun. Thomas Baldwin Jr.'s wife soon to give birth. Charles Babbage reported being robbed.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project