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Herschel5673
From:  Gilbert Blane
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1831 or 1832]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.162
Summary:  

Has had great satisfaction in reading JH's book on Natural Philosophy, but would like to correct his statement regarding the date of the introduction of lemon juice as a treatment for scurvy.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0474
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Dominic Paul Colnaghi
Date:  1 January 1831
Classmark:  SI D MS 554A
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel10339
From:  William Vernon Harcourt
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1831]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.222
Summary:  

Would like JH's views on the proposed meeting at York of the Friends of Science (later the B.A.A.S.).

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
HENSLOW-139
From:  Henslow, J. S.
To:  Brown, Robert
Date:  1 January 1831
Classmark:  British Library Add. 32441: 133-34
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel5669
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Miles Bland
Date:  [1831-1]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.157 & 21.76
Summary:  

Takes a lively interest in his application for a professorship at Durham. Remembers him gratefully as his coach for mathematics while at Cambridge.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14702
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Pitt Herschel
Date:  [1831]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0784.2; Reel 1084
Summary:  

Plans to arrive tomorrow for visit.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1485
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  [1831]
Classmark:  APS B.Sm98.10
Summary:  

Recommends WS pay attention to planetary nebulae, solid clusters, and double stars in his observations. JH lists some of each.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1878
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  1831
Classmark:  WT 91800.1
Summary:  

Wants WS to make a choice between the several skeleton forms JH has devised for recording astronomical observations. Also comments on orbit of Gamma Virginis and 30 Scorpii, as well as Encke's Comet.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9074
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1831]
Classmark:  TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.20721
Summary:  

Expresses thanks for extract on cholera. Sends a copy of a paper on double stars. Hopes soon to be able to send supplement on double star orbits.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4362
From:  Elise Rufenacht
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1831 or later]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (107)
Summary:  

Thanks Herschel family for their 'kind interest' in her behalf.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8257
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Hudson Gurney
Date:  [2 January 1831]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.1.16
Summary:  

Surprised that HG misinterpreted JH's comments to suggest disrespect for Thomas Young. Will not defend them. If HG does not want to include these in Young's biography, then return manuscript to JH and destroy all copies of it.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5668
From:  Miles Bland
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1831]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.156
Summary:  

Has had many melancholy afflictions since they last met. Would like JH's support for his intended application for Professorship of Mathematics at the forthcoming University of Durham.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0475
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John William Parker
Date:  3 January 1831
Classmark:  RI MS F1 A04
Contributor:  Faraday Project
HENSLOW-140
From:  Wilson Jr, Revd Edward
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  3 January 1831
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8176: 169
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel4661
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1831]
Classmark:  RS:HS 1.46
Summary:  

Opinion on M. C. T. Damoiseau's theory and tables; worth a medal.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1000
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Fearon Fallows
Date:  [9 January 1831]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.1.17
Summary:  

Brings FF up-to-date on astronomical news in England, and suggests that JH may come to the Cape.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0476
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  10 January 1831
Classmark:  RGO6 / 806, letter 1
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel11006
From:  Richard Jones
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  10] January [1831
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.350
Summary:  

Wanted to read JH's book before writing. Thinks it a useful production and should prove popular. William Fitton has been preparing a statement on the late struggle for the chair, but William Whewell has advised him to withdraw it. Hopes he will receive RJ's book in a fortnight. Comments on this and his recollections.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12999
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Calder Stewart
Date:  [11 January 1831]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0412; Reel 1055 (ACCS: TxU:H/L-0522.2; Reel 1053)
Summary:  

Sorrow of Mrs. Stewart [at death of Isabella]. JH has not seen much of Captain [John] Franklin, who arrived ill. JH's contest with Duke of Sussex for presidency of R.S.L. JS's invitation to visit India has rekindled JH's desire to study southern skies. Wanted once to move to Paramatta. Is considering Cape of Good Hope, and possibly visiting India to view Himalaya mountains. Will send copies of JH's Prelim. Discourse. Answers JS's questions about Babbage's Engine.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11007
From:  Richard Jones
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  12] January [1831
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.351
Summary:  

Is writing to request JH not to let William Fitton know that RJ informed JH about Fitton's statement.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project