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L805
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Benoit Gonod
Date:  1834
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 776-777.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
L804
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Gabriel Ride (gendre d'Ampère)
Date:  1834
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 786.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel9015
From:  [Duncan Stewart]
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1834].
Classmark:  UCT JH Letters A1.46
Summary:  

Recognizing the limitations of DS's medical education and DS's location in India as well as JH's superior learning, DS requests that his brother-in-law (JH) recommend to him a 'course of study' suitable to DS's situation and needs.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L806
From:  André-Marie Ampère
To:  Mme Ride (mère de Gabriel Ride)
Date:  1er janvier 1834
Classmark:  Correspondance du Grand Ampère (Paris: 1936), p. 776.
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Herschel5549
From:  Catherine Bell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1834 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.39
Summary:  

Is sorry they were unable to see the Herschels but would be happy to dine at Feldhausen.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10086
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1834]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.423
Summary:  

Of family news, health, and an eclipse of the moon [letter completed 1834-1-8].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13865
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1834]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0213; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Poem in honor of JH's arrival at Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1166
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Thomas Maclear
Date:  [1834 to 1835]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.26
Summary:  

Comparisons of the functioning of JH's barometer and that of TM.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12904
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Prinsep
Date:  [1834 to 1838]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0317; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Recent article in Journal of Asiatic Society of Bengal confirms JH's notion about transfer of atmospheric pressure between hemispheres. Meteorological journal from 1828 to 1833 of Captain Barnes, port officer of Cape Town, provided JH with formula for determining annual maxima and minima of pressure.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1840
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1834 to 1838]
Classmark:  WT 65667
Summary:  

Describes in detail many of the plants at the Cape, especially flowering and variously scented ones.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10972
From:  Thomas Best Jervis
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1834]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.316
Summary:  

Hopes he received his Essay on the Primitive Standard. Arrived at Simon's Town on Tuesday and hopes to call on JH before he departs.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
L939
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  André-Marie Ampère
Date:  6 janvier 1834
Classmark:  The Correspondence of Michael Faraday , vol. vol. 6. (à paraître) (London: ).
Contributor:  La Correspondance d’André-Marie Ampère
Faraday0694
From:  Dionysius Lardner
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  8 January 1834
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0695
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Edward William Brayley
Date:  11 January 1834
Classmark:  RI MS F1 B17
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-235
From:  Frederick William Hope
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1834
Classmark:  DAR 204.8
Summary:  

Acknowledges CD’s letter about alpine entomology of Tierra del Fuego; discusses geographical distribution; urges CD to make a chart of vegetable and geological distribution of insects. Advises him on species to collect and assures him of all assistance in describing his captures on his return.

Tells of founding of Entomological Society, and enrolls CD.

News of J. F. Stephens’ lawsuit and continuation of his Illustrations of British entomology [1827–46]. Praises general state of zoological science in England.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel10087
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [16 January 1834]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.424
Summary:  

Of dreams and illness.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2236
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Richardson
Date:  [17 January 1834]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.483 (RS:HS 21.155)
Summary:  

Includes temperature readings for waters near the Cape. Sends 'Thomson's Lunar Tables' and [Thomas] 'Lynn's Horary Tables.' Servant's health is failing. May have to send her home immediately.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0696
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  18 January 1834
Classmark:  BL add MS 37188, f.166
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel6359
From:  Christian C. J. Bunsen
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [21 January 1834]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.124
Summary:  

Leaving part of his manuscript on alphabets. Will be a meeting at his house and would be pleased if JH would come and give his views.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3760
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [21 January 1834]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0579.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

Reports that they are 'safely landed and comfortably housed' in Africa. The Herschels were at sea for nine weeks and two days. Required several days to unload the instruments and luggage from the ship. Has chosen a house, about five miles from town, called 'The Grove.' Excited with the calm, clear nights, which will be excellent for observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project