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Herschel1954
From:  [Davies Gilbert?]
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1829]
Classmark:  DMC.695A.885.33
Summary:  

Seems to be about an arrangement to travel together.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6479
From:  Francis Legatt Chantrey
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1829 or 1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.247
Summary:  

Suggesting suitable painters of miniatures.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14694
From:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1829 to 1848]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0672; Reel 1084
Summary:  

Encloses notes from years of breakfast conversations with CH's brother William Herschel. Asks JH 'to take the burden of the [Zemata?] M.S. Secretaryship of [sic] my shoulders.' Recalls that JH did the same for 'Mr. Pickering some years ago.' Wishes JH and Margaret a happy new year. CH's notebook [79pp in English] including: necrology of astronomers and mathematicians; notes on plane and spherical geometry; star observations; various tables regarding measurement conversion, planetary systems, geography, and algebra.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12639
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Mary Baldwin]
Date:  [1829 to 1832]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0059; Reel 1054
Summary:  

JH's health good. Expects fatiguing day tomorrow. Will meet MB for dinner. Give JH's love to Margaret. William brought good news of JH's mother.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11502
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Francis Lunn
Date:  [1829?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.414 & 21.37
Summary:  

Hears that the editors of Encyclopaedia Metropolitana have taken exception to JH's plan to write a work on Light for the Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Gives his views why the works should not conflict.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4151
From:  Thomas John Hussey
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1829?]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (107)
Summary:  

Wants to know when he can visit JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4072
From:  William Prout
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1829?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.192
Summary:  

Sends abstract of a paper; wants JH's opinion.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3046
From:  Adolphe Quetelet
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1829
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.201
Summary:  

Has just received invitation. Regrets delaying JH's dinner. AQ is in the countryside. Asks to be allowed to visit toward the end of the dinner.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2162
From:  Alexander Rogers
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1829]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.407
Summary:  

Proposes to send telescope to JH to have a new lens made. Desires JH's opinion of the telescope's utility. Is hesitant to join Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0385
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Murray
Date:  3 January 1829
Classmark:  WIHM MS FALF
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0386
From:  John Wilson Croker
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  5 January 1829
Classmark:  RS MS 241, f.25
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0387
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Wilson Croker
Date:  6 January 1829
Classmark:  PRO ADM1 / 4608, f.4
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-55
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 Jan 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fox 8a)
Summary:  

Entomological news, his poor success in collecting, observation of chrysalis.

Commiserates with WDF in his dismal pre-examination state.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday0388
From:  Thomas Young
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  7 January 1829
Classmark:  RI MS F1 H30
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel10046
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 January 1829]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.381
Summary:  

Response to JH's wedding being set for March, and some news from Nantes.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3553
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [John Thomas Graves]
Date:  [1829-1-13 or earlie
Classmark:  TCD 4015:114
Summary:  

Remains unconvinced by JG's explanatory note on imaginary logarithms, but will pass paper on to 'more capable hands' in the R.S.L.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3621
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Thomas Graves
Date:  [13 January [1829]
Classmark:  TCD 10047/30
Summary:  

JG's paper was read to the R.S.L. on 13 Dec. [1828]. An assessment of it is now being made concerning its publishability, the report to be given to the R.S.L. Council.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3584
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Rowan Hamilton
Date:  [13 January 1829]
Classmark:  TCD 1493:34
Summary:  

Was pleased to recently admit Capt. [Francis] Beaufort as WH's proxy in Astronomical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3966
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1829]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0574.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

JH asks for a large oil portrait of CH, the size of his father's.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10403
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Thomas Henderson
Date:  [17 January 1829]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.283 & 21.34
Summary:  

Rejoices to hear TH is a candidate for the Professorship of Astronomy at Edinburgh University. His astronomical work has been of great assistance to JH, especially his detection of the reasons for the error in the Greenwich Observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project