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DCP-LETT-13770H
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1836–82]
Classmark:  Mr D. Evans (private collection)
Summary:  

Valediction only of a letter stuck into a writing desk.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday0869
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Thomas Joseph Pettigrew
Date:  1836
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 3
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel10314
From:  Basil Hall
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1836 early?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.196
Summary:  

P.S. Has received her letter regarding travel home via Rio and will endeavor to find out the answers and send letters of recommendation later; is now in Paris. Hopes to send a copy of a small book he has written. Hoped to include something from D. F. J. Arago but it has not arrived yet. The French are unpunctual.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday4667u
From:  Edward Hawkins
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  1836
Classmark:  RI MS F1 H64
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel8871
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  D. François J. Arago
Date:  [1836]
Classmark:  Comptes Rendus, 3 (1836), 505 (inc)
Summary:  

Discusses the 'Moon Hoax' and JH's observations of Halley's Comet.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1860
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Harvey
Date:  [1836 ?]
Classmark:  WT 69294.1
Summary:  

JH and his family went on an excursion and collected plants. JH is now sending some that survived well and asking WH to identify them.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1861
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Harvey
Date:  1836
Classmark:  WT 69294.2
Summary:  

Is sending WH a plant sent earlier, but this one has a bulb attached.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8809
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Fox Talbot
Date:  [1836]
Classmark:  Science Museum Talbt 1/7
Summary:  

Sending WT some seeds. Had hoped to send some bulbs.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0870
From:  Lord Melbourne
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  2 January 1836
Classmark:  IEE SC MS 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-292
From:  Charles D. Douglas
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 39.1: 5–6
Summary:  

Reports in detail on the 20 Feb 1835 earthquake and on volcanic activity into December of 1835. Encloses a letter sent to him describing the earthquake.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel12705
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Captain C[aldwell?]
Date:  [5 January 1836]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0120; Reel 1054 (C: RS:HS 25.15.1)
Summary:  

Thanks for alerting JH to extraordinary hoax in New York Journal of Commerce (2 Sept. 1835). Invites [Caldwell] to visit JH at Feldhausen.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1058
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John I. Taylor
Date:  [7 January 1836]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.4.19
Summary:  

Compares JT's observations of stars very favorably with most others available to JH; explains how JH had helped Thomas Maclear improve the mounting on a telescope at the Cape observatory, together with comments on other equipment.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3920
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Thomas Maclear
Date:  8] January [1836
Classmark:  unknown
Summary:  

Uncertain when they are traveling to Paarl.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0871
From:  Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  8 January 1836
Classmark:  IEE SC MS 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0872
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  William Whewell
Date:  9 January 1836
Classmark:  TCC MS O.15.49, f.9
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel4221
From:  James Prinsep
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 January 1836]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.68
Summary:  

Formally thanks JH on behalf of the Asiatic Society for astronomical memoirs and observations of the satellites of Uranus.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0873
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Percy Drummond
Date:  11 January 1836
Classmark:  RMA WO150 / 15, f.116
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel11719
From:  Thomas Maclear
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1836]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.81
Summary:  

Many thanks for the seeds. Will record in the minutes the source of the plants. Breakfast will await JH's arrival. Has been comet hunting every morning to no purpose.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12027
From:  Roderick Impey Murchison
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [15 January 1836]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.389
Summary:  

Charles Lyell was gratified to receive JH's letter, which RM has now perused. Sees that JH has some Trilobites for RM, and he would be pleased to receive them as soon as possible so that he can incorporate the new information into his forthcoming book. Affairs at R.S.L. in a sad way, though useful papers are being printed. About to visit Devon with Adam Sedgwick.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6005
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [18 January 1836]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.131
Summary:  

Has sent copies of various star catalogues. Regarding the Brisbane Catalogue and its accuracy. R.A.S. has awarded JH its medal. J. J. Littrow and the appearance of the comet.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project