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DCP-LETT-351
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 37191: 81)
Summary:  

CD is much obliged for invitations to CB’s parties, but is afraid to accept because he would meet people to whom he has sworn he never goes out.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-468
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (Mitchell papers A295 -1 , vol. VI., Misc. pp.85–8
Summary:  

Sends suggestions for points that would interest geologists in a description of valleys in the Blue Mountains [New South Wales].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-399A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan 1838]
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (1990)
Summary:  

Would like to call upon RO to discuss the last engravings sent by George Scharf. CD assumes that the revise of Toxodon [see 395] was received.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1056
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Barrow
Date:  1 January 1838
Classmark:  PRO ADM222 / 12, file number 41
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel9498
From:  William Henry Fitton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.243
Summary:  

Regarding a successor to Frederick Augustus (Duke of Sussex) at the R.S.L. Is glad JH intends to devote his time to scientific labor. Pleased to hear his book meets with JH's approval.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10379
From:  William Hawkins
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.259
Summary:  

R. J. Jones will be ready to receive transfer on Friday next.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10380
From:  William Hawkins
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.260
Summary:  

Not convenient for R. J. Jones to take transfer of the property until Friday week. Sends a parcel which has just arrived.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13285
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Margaret Brodie Herschel]
Date:  [1838 or later]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0536.7; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Remembers [wedding] anniversary.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12997
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1838]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0410; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Announces F. W. Bessel's success in measuring stellar parallax.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1924
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1838 or later]
Classmark:  DMC.695A.885.1
Summary:  

Appears to be commenting on JH's availability for a position.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1057
From:  Olinthus Gilbert Gregory
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  5 January 1838
Classmark:  RI MS F1 I028
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel12564
From:  Giovanni Antonio Plana
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.434
Summary:  

Has made meteorological observations as desired by JH, and has sent and received various sets of such observations. Would like to come to England to visit JH, but first wants to find a husband for his only daughter. GP's assistant at the observatory died and he is looking for a replacement. [Many parts of the letter are illegible.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5564
From:  Sir John Bell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.54
Summary:  

Herewith is the reply to his memorial. Do not inform people in England of the amount of rent paid for a piece of land near Cape Town.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11752
From:  Thomas Maclear
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [13 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.111
Summary:  

The zenith sector seems to perform very well, and he is now ready to move it to the stations. Has been troubled with cloudy weather. C. P. Smyth is working the mural circle on the stars. Thomas Jones has not prepared the diagonal scale promised by Francis Baily. Has not been well lately. No news from England except that Admiral George Elliott has permission from the Admiralty to settle the land question. Encloses a catalogue of Zenith stars.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4516
From:  James Prinsep
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [13 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.75
Summary:  

Sends drawings of India landscapes. Speaks of JH's return to England.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1057a
From:  Faraday report
To:  Trinity House
Date:  15 January 1838
Classmark:  LMA CLC/526/MS 30108/A1, pp.43-51
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3600
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Lubbock
Date:  [16 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS LUB.H.352
Summary:  

Thanks for work on lunar theory. Sends news from Feldhausen, noting 'latest Astronomical novelty,' the sudden growth of star Eta Argus.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12131
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Thomas Maclear
Date:  [16 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 21.239
Summary:  

JH is preparing to bring his observations at the Cape to a close; has polished a mirror for TM.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12355
From:  Robert Treat Paine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [16 January 1838]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.212
Summary:  

Sending hourly observations of 21 and 22 Dec. last. Comments on the weather during the winter. Performance of the shooting stars in November was poor. Hopes that JH will visit the United States on his way from Brazil to England.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1058
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Forbes Royle
Date:  17 January 1838
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/1/12
Contributor:  Faraday Project