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HENSLOW-671
From:  Brougham, W.
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  1840
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 44
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-548A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Walton
Date:  [1840–2]
Classmark:  Walton 1844, pp. 43–4
Summary:  

Comments on the quality of the meat of the guanaco.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-548B
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Walton
Date:  [1840–2]
Classmark:  Walton 1844, pp. 50–1
Summary:  

Describes the range of conditions under which the guanaco thrives and the ease with which it can be tamed.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-548C
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Edward Gray
Date:  1 Jan [1840]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, (General Library, J. E. Gray Miscellaneous papers vol. 1: f.118)
Summary:  

Testimonial in behalf of JEG’s application for the position of keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum from which John George Children was about to resign.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel7745
From:  Joseph J. Hart
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1840 or later]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 13/3.94 verso; Reel 10
Summary:  

Asks for appointment with JH and directions from Etchingham station [to JH's residence].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1145
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Francis Baily?]
Date:  [1840?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.1
Summary:  

A series of 'resolutions to be proposed as fundamental principles for a reform of the Southern constellations.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8365
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Hugh Percy (3rd Duke of Northumberland)]
Date:  [1840 to 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.164
Summary:  

Lady [Pleasance] Smith conveyed Duke of Northumberland's interest in JH's color photographs. Encloses others, and explains use of light-sensitive juices of flowers to produce colors.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3261
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [R.S.L. Council]
Date:  [1840?]
Classmark:  RS RR.1.211
Summary:  

Reports on William Parson's paper [see RSPT, 130 (1840), 503-] on large mirrors for reflecting telescopes. Suggests omitting comments on William Herschel's mode of polishing, but recommends paper for publication.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3320
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [R.S.L. Council]
Date:  [1840?]
Classmark:  RS RR.1.110
Summary:  

Reports on and suggests improvements in but recommends publication of a paper [see RSPT, 130 (1840), 325-] by Robert Hunt on iodine's effect in rendering 'argentine paper' sensitive to light and thus useful for photographic purposes.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3656
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [R.S.L. Council]
Date:  [1840?]
Classmark:  RS RR.1.3
Summary:  

Reports on and enthusiastically recommends for publication G. B. Airy's paper on light polarity [see RSPT, 130 (1840), 225-], which JH believes contains true explanation for phenomenon of spectra bands.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12800
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Jones
Date:  [1840 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0206; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Sorry that JH missed RJ at W. H. Fitton's. Offers proposal to modify property taxation procedures to yield 'taxation by payments downward' and to decrease load on poorer classes.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3491
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John William Lubbock
Date:  [1840]
Classmark:  RS MM 11.191
Summary:  

On the 'misfortunes & mishaps' of the Aden magnetic observatory and on the proper care of magnetical instruments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1881
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:  [1840 to 1846]
Classmark:  WT 67430.1
Summary:  

Did not vote for RM's friend at the R.S.L. because JH missed the meeting. JH will also miss the next meeting of the Geological Society, as he is returning to Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1139
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Hugh Percy (3rd Duke of Northumberland)
Date:  [1840?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.13.4
Summary:  

Having heard that HP had expressed pleasure at some of JH's colored photographs, JH sends some more recent ones.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2958
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Adolphe Quetelet
Date:  [1840-1]
Classmark:  Académie belgique: #16
Summary:  

Herschelian Telescope Song in English and Latin, translated by [T. I. M.?] Forster into Latin. Requiem of 40-foot reflector sung at New Year's Eve 1839-40.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3251
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Recipients of Report of R.S.L. Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology
Date:  [1840]
Classmark:  RS MM 11.190
Summary:  

Letter designed to accompany report of R.S.L. Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology. Discusses plans for magnetic observatories and for James Ross's expedition.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3480
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edward Sabine
Date:  [1840]
Classmark:  RS MM 11.192
Summary:  

On what is to happen at the expiration of a three year period assigned for the undertaking of certain magnetic observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1923
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mr. Wagner
Date:  [1840 or earlier]
Classmark:  DMC.695A.885.15
Summary:  

Invites Mr. Wagner at Eton to bring his pupils to Slough to observe an occultation [of Jupiter by the moon?].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14181
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1840 to 1841]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0407.2; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Note on diurnal changes in [magnetic] variation at St. Helena and on estimated cost (£950) of observatory at St. Helena.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4100
From:  Henry Anthony Jeffreys
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1840 or later]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (63)
Summary:  

Invites JH to dinner.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project