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L789
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  ?
Date:  1833
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 772-773.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
L788
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Gabriel Ride (gendre d'Ampère)
Date:  1833
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 772.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
DCP-LETT-194
From:  Robert FitzRoy
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1833?]
Classmark:  DAR 40: 53
Summary:  

List of mountains with their heights.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel8575
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Henry William Pickersgill
Date:  [1833]
Classmark:  British Astronomical Association
Summary:  

Must rearrange date of sitting for HP's preparation of a portrait of JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1171
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  [1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.31
Summary:  

Encourages WS to spend time observing nebulae and double stars, especially the latter, 'since [James] South has given up observing, and [W. R.] Dawes is in habitual ill health.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11076
From:  William Jones
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.413
Summary:  

Has had no communication with Thomas Phillips regarding JH's portrait and they would approve of JH's choice of H. W. Pickersgill. Will call on Pickersgill when he is in town and arrange size of the portrait.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6272
From:  E. S. [Mrs.] Beckwith
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.33
Summary:  

In her absence JH has called on her. She would like to see him when convenient to arrange a new trustee for the marriage settlement.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3013
From:  Wilhelm Struve
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.123
Summary:  

Mentions [James] South's visit to Dorpat. Includes his observations of the past year. Concedes that JH saw Biela's comet first.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3659
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.2
Summary:  

Asks JH to review a publication RS was preparing. Comments on James South's claim concerning supposed defects in the telescope made for him by Edward Troughton. Suggests JH intercede with the government to get it to support G. B. Airy's reduction of the Greenwich planetary observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14837
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Wheatstone
Date:  8 January [1833]
Classmark:  Kasslers
Summary:  

Postpones visit of Lady [Margaret] Herschel to CW. Wishes to take CW's Symphonion to Slough. Has made favorable mention of CW's tuning fork experiments in paper on absorption [JH's 'On the Absorption of Light by Coloured Media...'].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
HENSLOW-681
From:  Buckland, William
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  9 January 1833
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 54
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel12025
From:  Roderick Impey Murchison
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.387
Summary:  

Further regarding the projected portrait of JH by H. W. Pickersgill.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8868
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Philosophical Magazine
Date:  [12 January 1833]
Classmark:  P.M., n.s. 2 (1833), 110-12
Summary:  

Reports observing curious depositions of ice around the decaying stems of vegetables during frost. Speculates on the possible source.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-195
From:  Caroline Sarah Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Summary:  

Family news. Uncle Jos [Josiah Wedgwood II] has been returned to Parliament with a fine majority.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel3972
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [13 January 1833]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0578.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

JH reports the birth of his son William James Herschel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5716
From:  Sarah Bowdich
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.207
Summary:  

Sending the Eloge on G. C. L. D. Cuvier. Plans to write a biographical memoir of Cuvier herself.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10292
From:  Basil Hall
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.175
Summary:  

Congratulations on his addition to the family; hopes all are well. Would like JH to meet T. T. Grant, who has a new invention, which may prove of great utility.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9083
From:  William Whewell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1833]
Classmark:  RS:HS 18.184
Summary:  

Comments on the optical experiments with 'Mr [Thomas] Malthus's eyes.' Reports that Richard Jones has received a professorship at King's College. Mentions WW's intention to investigate tides.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0639
From:  Marc Isambard Brunel
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  15 January 1833
Classmark:  NLS MS 2909, f.28
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-196
From:  John Stevens Henslow
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1833]21 Jan [1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 111
Summary:  

Acknowledges receipt of two letters from CD and a box of specimens.

Mentions attendance at BAAS meeting and a gift to him of a small living near Oxford. Some political news.

Congratulates CD on the work he has done – the specimens are of great interest. Gives advice on packing, labelling, and future collecting and suggests that – as a precaution – CD send home a copy of his notes on the specimens.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project