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Herschel5452
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1830 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.399
Summary:  

Please send enclosed to Mr. Tukinor [?]. Gives brother-in-law's statement concerning Mrs. Urquhart and Mr. Deguise.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12638
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Baldwin
Date:  [1830]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0058; Reel 1054
Summary:  

JH shocked by MB's note. Will tell Mrs. Moorsom tomorrow.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10065
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Grahame
Date:  1830
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.401
Summary:  

Silly story asking 'what has become of JG?'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9243
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mr. Roberts
Date:  [1830 or later]
Classmark:  Yale Univ.
Summary:  

Wanted [Michael] Underwood's book on the diseases of children [Treatise on the Diseases of Children], not [Astley P.] Cooper's book on surgery [Lectures on the Principles and Practices of Surgery]. Is an exchange possible?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2637
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Somerville
Date:  [1830-1?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.382 (C: RS:HS 25.13.29b)
Summary:  

Admires her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens]. Wishes [P. S.] Laplace would have lived to see it. Notes a problem with the principle of virtual velocity.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0421
From:  John Ayrton Paris
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  c1830
Classmark:  RI MS F8, 390
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel2166
From:  Alexander Rogers
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.411
Summary:  

Sent some Edinburgh ale to the Herschels. Will not patent telescope. Discusses Giovanni Santini's article on telescopes in the Quarterly Journal.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3286
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.1
Summary:  

Responds to JH's request for RS's opinion on [H. C.] Schumacher's contributions to astronomy. Praises Schumacher extensively.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2648
From:  Mary Somerville
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.339
Summary:  

Asks JH to send the astronomical part of her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens] by Mr. Richards on Thursday.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2649
From:  Mary Somerville
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.340
Summary:  

Used a counter spell to keep the moon at a 'due distance.' Her previous computations were careless. Asks JH to return part of her manuscript [Mechanism of the Heavens] for corrections.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-75
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 Jan 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fox 25)
Summary:  

Spent three weeks in London with Erasmus.

Entomologised with Hope, Stephens, and G. R. Waterhouse.

Cambridge is very quiet, men reading at a wonderful pace. Dined with Sir J. Mackintosh.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel760
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1830]
Classmark:  JHS.HCEJ.505a
Summary:  

About the state of the renovations [see JH's 1829-12-[21]], and JH's plans for coming to London, where he needs to do some business both for himself and his mother.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel762
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [5] January 1830
Classmark:  JHS.HCEJ.505c
Summary:  

There are some problems with some of the renovations [see JH's 1830-1-3].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel761
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1830]
Classmark:  JHS.HCEJ.505b
Summary:  

The renovations are complete [see JH's 1830-1-3], and JH sends details of his coming to London.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8247
From:  J. W. Morton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.54a
Summary:  

JH's Board of Longitude salary [£75] from June through Dec. 1828 has not been picked up. If JH does not claim it soon, it will be cancelled.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
HENSLOW-106
From:  Hooker, William Jackson
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  8 January 1830
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 132
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
HENSLOW-107
From:  Hooker, William Jackson
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  8 January 1830
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 133
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel11132
From:  Mrs. Mary Frances Kater
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 January 1830]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.21
Summary:  

Capt. Kater is too unwell to write, but he would like to know whether JH is likely to claim the Navy Bills for his term as Commissioner of Longitude, as Kater will do whatever JH does in this matter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0422
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Richard Phillips
Date:  10 January 1830
Classmark:  IC MS SPT 439
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0423
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Percy Drummond
Date:  11 January 1830
Classmark:  RMA WO150 / 4, f.170
Contributor:  Faraday Project