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Herschel12698
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  David Brewster
Date:  1824
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0112; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Letter to [Edinburgh Philosophical] Journal calling attention to 1809 article by [Paul] Erman of Berlin, which some say anticipated JH's 1824 Bakerian lecture on 'Motions produced in fluid conductors when transmitting the Electric current.' JH compares both papers, admits Erman's priority on some theoretical points but claims originality for JH's experiments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14841
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Giuseppe Piazzi
Date:  1824
Classmark:  unknown
Summary:  

Defends William Herschel's views against charges of hostility to religion. Describes his father as 'a sincere believer in, and worshipper of, a benevolent, intelligent, and superintending Deity....","L

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13506
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1824 to 1848]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0743; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Received [?]'s inquiry of 1 Feb. Lists all biographical notices pertaining to William Herschel. Comments in detail on biography and philosophy of WH in David Brewster's Edinburgh Review.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8444
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James South
Date:  [8 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.426a (C: 20.173)
Summary:  

If JS has not already passed on to Humphry Davy JH's letter of 1823-12-21, JS should do so immediately. If post of Astronomer Royal should become vacant, JH would be interested in it, but would not wish to work with Stephen Lee, then under consideration for appointment as head assistant at Greenwich.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8445
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James South
Date:  [8 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.432 (C: 20.172)
Summary:  

Wishes JS immediately and confidentially to pass on to Humphry Davy JH's letter of 1823-12-21, making clear that JH does not favor appointment of Stephen Lee as head assistant at the Royal Observatory. Has heard that JS has felt that JH slighted JS in JH's letter. Denies this.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8185
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Alexis Bouvard
Date:  [15 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.3
Summary:  

Acknowledges letters from AB and French Board of Longitude received by Astronomical Society. Thanks for care given to JH's reflecting theodolite by Mr. Schenk. Promises copy of JH's and James South's [1824] article on double stars. Hopes to hear from J. B. Fourier regarding biography of William Herschel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8205
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Heinrich Christian Schumacher
Date:  [15 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.11
Summary:  

Orders missing issues of Astronomische Nachrichten. Answers HS's question about JH's essay on Physical Astronomy. James South's testimony 'vindicated' Josef Fraunhofer's repeating micrometer to Edward Troughton. C. F. Gauss's mode of determining powers of telescopes. Nothing heard of Captain [Maughan?]. Directions for sending [K. L.] 'Harding's atlas' to JH. Gives J. F. Daniell's address. Astronomical Society is gratified that HS dedicated book to it. Shall direct Robert Molyneux to send L. A. Fallon's clock to HS.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5246
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [18 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.192
Summary:  

Regarding the First Assistant at Greenwich Observatory, and the possibility of JH ever becoming Astronomer Royal. Hopes to see him on Wednesday.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8198
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Joseph Johann Littrow
Date:  [21 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.8
Summary:  

Receipt and shipment of various papers and letters. Robert Molyneux has not received payment for clock. JH ordered another for L. A. Fallon; it is ready to ship. Clarifies Edward Sabine's remark about pendulums. Hopes to translate JL's Analytical Geometry. JH translated JL's 'empirical formula of refraction.' Believes JL's method of determining latitude without knowing the time is not new. Notes J. W. A. Pfaff's translation of William Herschel's works.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11337
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Joseph Johann Littrow
Date:  [25 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.245
Summary:  

Approves of the plan for the observatory. Comments on some of the features. Good equatorial is a necessity. Will try to obtain a copy of the plan of the Cambridge Observatory.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel587
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [31 January 1824]
Classmark:  RGO 6.803.4
Summary:  

Sends GA information about indices of refraction in different glasses and in different parts of the spectrum; also recommends the writings of Josef Fraunhofer.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8188
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  David Brewster
Date:  [31 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 20.175 (C draft: 20.174)
Summary:  

JH's theory of colors. Edward Troughton has DB's instrument one-third completed. When will DB want JH's encyclopedia article on 'Variation'?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13215
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [4 February 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.1; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Mrs. Babbage, still recuperating, wishes to visit Slough. Recent publication of Charles Babbage's book should excite insurance directors. Paper by Mary Somerville was read at R.S.L. last week. Invitation for MH to visit Somervilles at Chelsea. JH admitted to Geological Society yesterday, presided over by William Buckland. Encloses JH's diploma from Royal Academy of Copenhagen. News of MH's London acquaintances.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8446
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James South
Date:  [15 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.426b (C: RS:HS 20.177)
Summary:  

Urges that JS not get so emotionally involved in issues concerning astronomers. 'For my own part I mean to make Science my amusement, not my business....' Comments on JS's relations with John Pond.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1542
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Joseph Goodall]
Date:  [23 February 1824]
Classmark:  APS B.H435p.27
Summary:  

Comments on some ideas of J. B. Lamarck, and about large fossil remains apparently found.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7406
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Johann Wilhelm Pastorff
Date:  [15 March 1824]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.10 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

Observations of Venus by William Herschel and JH. Only J. H. Schröter claims to have seen 'deep marginal indentations' that JP claims.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8194
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Pierre Simon Laplace
Date:  [18 March 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.7 (C: 20.178)
Summary:  

Henry Kater's triangulation survey of north Scotland. Edward Sabine's study of pendulum lengths at various latitudes. François Arago did not receive letters from JH and Francis Baily. Comments on rumor of [Isaac] Newton's madness. JH plans to reduce transit observations of fixed stars at Greenwich since [James] Bradley's time. Are French and other astronomers in agreement on common system of reductions? Will visit Paris next month. Observed curious phenomena in voltaic electricity.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13216
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [2 April 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.2 & -0517.3; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Foul weather in Dover delays departure of JH and servant James Child for Calais. Geological formations along road to Dover. Instructions on numbering and preserving personal letters.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13217
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [3 April 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.4 & -0517.3; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Weather is good for Channel crossing. Returns 'book of rates.' It is too cumbersome.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13218
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [7 April 1824]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0517.5; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Arrival in Paris. Names chemists, mathematicians, and others whom JH met at Institute. Breakfast with D. F. J. Arago at observatory. Problems with passport. Purchase of carriage for trip to Italy. [Letter continued same day from Melun:] En route to Lyons.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project