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Herschel8984
From:  J. Smith
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1839?]
Classmark:  UCT JH Letters A1.8a
Summary:  

Changes the date of an invitation to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-481
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Emma Darwin
Date:  2 [–3 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 10
Summary:  

His dinner with the Carlyles. "He is the best worth listening to of any man" – but CD cannot get up much admiration for Mrs C, partly because of her Scots accent, which makes her difficult to understand.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-482
From:  Emma Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 158
Summary:  

Emma is surprised how quickly CD has moved into the new house and understands his feeling of triumph. Wants him and Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood to settle on hiring a cook.

Is reading Mansfield Park [Jane Austen (1814)], which she finds "very suitable".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1128
From:  John Peter Gassiot
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  3 January 1839
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-483
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Whewell
Date:  4 [Jan 1839]
Classmark:  Trinity College, Cambridge (Add c 88: 5)
Summary:  

Informs him of J. B. Jukes’s plans concerning the Newfoundland survey post.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel5345
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1839]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.292
Summary:  

Will bring CB's 'Engine' to Slough tomorrow, together with Dionysius Lardner's apparatus, which CB has 'taught to write.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-484
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Emma Darwin
Date:  [6-7 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 11
Summary:  

Has been with the Lyells doing geology.

Is reading a biography of Sir W. Scott [J. G. Lockhart, Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott (1837–8)]; also Mungo Park’s book [Travels (1799)].

Has hired a cook at fourteen guineas a year with tea and sugar.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-485
From:  Emma Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 159
Summary:  

Still rejoices in having found the house they like.

Thinks he might enjoy Jenny [Jane Welsh] Carlyle’s company more away from Carlyle "as she must have her full swing in talking".

Says the wedding must be fixed for the 29th instead of the 24th.

Hopes he will look better than on his last visit.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel4040
From:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1839]
Classmark:  unknown
Summary:  

Recounts a letter from William Rowan Hamilton, President of the Royal Irish Academy, commending CH on her service to astronomy.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-486
From:  Emma Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 160
Summary:  

Glad to have his letter; supposes she will receive only two or three more from him in her life.

Thinks he should leave the curtains for her.

Discusses Mungo Park and Sir Walter Scott’s Life.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-480
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [c. 9 Jan 1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (15)
Summary:  

Discusses his Glen Roy paper [(1839), Collected papers 1: 87–137], which he is sending to CL.

Remarks on Charles MacLaren’s treatment of alluvium. Comments on alluvial action in Lochaber.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6022
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1839]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.147
Summary:  

At the recent council meeting of the R.A.S., JH was nominated as president. Is returning the letters of F. W. Bessel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11545
From:  Martha Langton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1839]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.462
Summary:  

Please accept her heartfelt thanks for his kindness.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1129
From:  Charles William Pasley
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  12 January 1839
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-487
From:  John Maurice Herbert
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1839]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 168
Summary:  

Sends congratulations on CD’s engagement, with a gift.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1129a
From:  James Walker
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  13 January 1839
Classmark:  IET MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel10098
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 January 1839]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.435
Summary:  

Encourages JH to visit at Nantes.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6023
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Francis Baily
Date:  [14 January 1839]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.148 (C: RS:HS 25.8.15)
Summary:  

Is honored by being nominated as president but would prefer someone else as he is very busy and can ill spare the time.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1130
From:  Charles William Pasley
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  14 January 1839
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel13823
From:  H. Moreton Dyer
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [16 January 1839]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0172.1; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Sent wrong paper to JH in Nov. 1838. Now sends complete meteorological journal from Mr. Lees, HD's stepson. [JH annotation: Answered 18 Jan. 1839.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project