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DCP-LETT-37
From:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204.4
Summary:  

Surprised to hear from Sarah [Owen] that CD has decided to become a D.D., not an M.D.

She has been to a ball or a party almost every night.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-38
From:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Jan 1828]
Classmark:  DAR 204.4
Summary:  

Tells him the Woodhouse family will set forth for return home.

Reports on activities in Brighton.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel5853
From:  William Buckland
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1828-1]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.322
Summary:  

The Murchisons and Somervilles will be visiting him in February and he would be glad if JH would come and meet them then.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday4693u
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Edward Magrath
Date:  1828
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/1/3
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel8582
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Niccoló Cacciatore
Date:  1828
Classmark:  C. A. Chant, 'Two Letters of a Famous Astronomer,' Royal Astronomical Society of
Summary:  

Letter of introduction for Charles Babbage who wishes to visit NC's observatory in Palermo.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9772
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Davies Gilbert
Date:  [1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 21.1
Summary:  

Captain [Henry] Foster states that the Admiralty must very shortly receive directions from the R.S.L. concerning the scientific objectives for Foster's voyage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10109
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Grahame
Date:  1828
Classmark:  RS:HS 21.3
Summary:  

Writes to complain that JH has not seen or heard from JG for some time.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1231
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Thomas Graves
Date:  [1828]
Classmark:  TCD 10047/30 (C: RS:HS B26.63 & TCD 4015:113)
Summary:  

Has had some difficulty accepting JG's arguments about logarithms in a paper JG sent to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8500
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James South
Date:  [1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.480 (C: RS:HS 25.13.1)
Summary:  

Thanks JS for materials sent. Laments the decline of science in England. Believes decline has deep roots.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12202
From:  Charlotte Murchison
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1828?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.59
Summary:  

Sorry they will not have a sight of the Herschels before they depart. Has arranged for the camera to be delivered to Kensington. The Murchisons are off to Dover tomorrow.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2137
From:  Thomas Romney Robinson
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.382
Summary:  

Introduces [Dionysius] Lardner, who is a mathematician. Asks how [John] Brinkley's collimators succeeded.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L959
From:  Auguste de La Rive
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  5 janvier 1828
Classmark:  Fonds André-Marie Ampère chemise 182, f 51-52, Archives de l'Académie des sciences, Paris
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel5949
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.72
Summary:  

Regrets he was unable to dine with him on Monday. Regarding the secretary of the Astronomical Society. Will meet him at the R.S.L. on Tuesday.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6298
From:  Joseph Bianchi
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.59
Summary:  

Wishes to obtain a compensating pendulum clock for the new observatory of Archduke Maximilian. Can JH advise on one and the price? Has started several series of observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2108
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1828-1-11 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.355b
Summary:  

Requests particulars concerning the electors for position at University of Virginia for which William Ritchie has applied. Encloses Ritchie's letter of 1827-12-6.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2107
From:  William Ritchie
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [11 January 1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.355
Summary:  

WR's testimonials must be sent to America before further action can be taken. Asks JH for recommendation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3963
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [15 January 1828]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0573.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

Hopes to send to CH a catalog of new double stars soon. JH is very disappointed with Johann Pfaff's German translation of William Herschel's papers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
HENSLOW-62
From:  Leadbeater, B.
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  15 January 1828
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 72
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel5852
From:  William Buckland
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [22 January 1828]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.321
Summary:  

Went to see the bones of the mastodon last Friday. R. I. Murchison and W. H. Wollaston will be coming to Oxford on the 18 Feb.; can JH arrange to meet them there?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0343
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Prandi
Date:  23 January 1828
Classmark:  University of Texas at Austin, Faraday Autograph Letter File
Contributor:  Faraday Project