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Faraday0961
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Henry William Pickersgill
Date:  1837
Classmark:  RI MS F1 A12
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-339
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [1 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum
Summary:  

Enjoyed the merry evening with JMH.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel9402
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Fairbairn
Date:  [1837 late or 1838
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.155 (C: RS:HS 35.13.3)
Summary:  

Has been impressed by the new governor and thinks the colony will benefit from his prudent judgment.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7411
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1837 or earlier]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.59 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

Comments on letter received. Regrets replies about 'the Muriate of Chrome.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0962
From:  John Ashburner
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  3 January 1837
Classmark:  RI MS F3 C097
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel11881
From:  Thomas Maclear
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  3] January [1837
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.240
Summary:  

Proceedings with the Circle went on as well as expected; fixed the additional microscopes with plaster of paris. Sends the P.M.that contains F. W. Bessel's paper on the repeating circle. Opposition of Mars will require the use of the circle in the last of the present month.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0963
From:  James Lewis
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  7 January 1837
Classmark:  RS MS 241, f.73
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3984
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [10 January 1837]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0582.1.a; Reel 1058
Summary:  

Reports that he viewed Halley's Comet from 1836-1-25 to 1836-5-10. Now studying sunspots and solar radiation. Comments that the sun has more spots than JH previously thought. Has been busy during the December solstice determining the constant of solar radiation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday0964b
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  William Francis
Date:  11 January 1837
Classmark:  University of North Carolina MS William A. Whitaker Collection, 3433/2.4/16
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0964a
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  William Jerdan
Date:  11 January 1837
Classmark:  [Jerdan] (1868), 143
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0964
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  James Lewis
Date:  11 January 1837
Classmark:  NLS MS 581, f.445
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0965
From:  Robert Edmond Grant
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  13 January 1837
Classmark:  RI MS F1 I134
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-340
From:  Biddulph, F. M.
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1837
Classmark:  DAR 204: 57
Summary:  

Apologises for delay in thanking him for the flowers. Has been too unwell to write.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-341
From:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 [Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142
Summary:  

Morning Herald had an account of CD’s 80 specimens of Mammalia and 450 birds at the Zoological Society.

John Gould has described new species in CD’s Galapagos birds.

Much interest in CD’s "Laurels".

Family news.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel8596
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Johann Franz Encke
Date:  [17 January 1837]
Classmark:  AdWDDR Encke 49 (C: RS:HS 25.5.5)
Summary:  

Tried unsuccessfully to observe Encke's Comet; succeeded in observing Halley's Comet, which JH discusses. Mentions JH's graphical method of treating orbits of double stars, JH's plans to return to England, moon maps, and sunspots.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9560
From:  James David Forbes
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [19 January 1837]
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.292
Summary:  

Encloses observations made by some of his pupils who have now formed a physico-mathematical society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-342
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [19 Jan 1837]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 142v
Summary:  

Declines invitation to dine at Downing College because of influenza.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday0966
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  20 January 1837
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/2/12
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday0967
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Christian Friedrich Schoenbein
Date:  28 January 1837
Classmark:  UB MS NS 313
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel8810
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Fox Talbot
Date:  [29 January 1837]
Classmark:  Science Museum Talbt 1/8
Summary:  

Is sending WT some botanical specimens through Andrew Smith, whose scientific abilities JH praises. Asks WT to assist Smith in England. Encourages WT's work in mathematics and in 'photology.' Reports on JH's astronomical observations and theorizes about sunspots.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project