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Herschel8370
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [William Radcliffe Birt]
Date:  [1841-1?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.169
Summary:  

[WB's] sheets [of barometer observations] are well done. Sends European latitudes and longitudes. Will send 'Engraved Squares' soon. Notes errors in observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5418
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1841?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.365
Summary:  

The Ryans are in London.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13304
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1841
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0539; Reel 1053
Summary:  

JH is captivated by science of photography. Has blundered onto 'Calotype leaving out [W. H. F.] Talbot's principal ingredient!!' [Note added by daughter Isabella Herschel:] Papa is in hurry. Greetings to family.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel846
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1841]
Classmark:  JHS 3.21d
Summary:  

Compliments MH on her poetry; JH is trying to clarify when various friends are to visit Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4261
From:  Robert Hunt
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1841 to 1847?]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (63)
Summary:  

Wishes to discuss an urgent matter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4308
From:  Robert Hunt
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1841 to 1848?]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (107)
Summary:  

Asks to borrow a book.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10962
From:  Henry Anthony Jeffreys
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.306
Summary:  

Sending some papers he should have returned earlier. Anxiety regarding his brother is relieved by the acquittal of Captain Levick. Will possibly return to England now.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2446
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1841?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.300
Summary:  

Sends letter from [A. T.] Kupffer regarding magnetic observations. Discusses Great Toronto Disturbance of 18 November and observation of it at Greenwich, St. Helena, and St. Petersburg.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1638
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.124
Summary:  

Argues that John Hind is sick from too much observing, and should be given funds to take an extended vacation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4383
From:  F[rancis] Tudhope
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1841
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.447
Summary:  

Reports that the lectures on various subjects that JH proposed are underway in Cape Town. Sends transcripts of the lectures.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6070
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.196
Summary:  

Latest news of his Cavendish experiments. Will get the star maps printed for him. There is to be a meeting of the Council of the R.A.S. to consider the award of medals.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4294
From:  Andries Stockenström
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.26
Summary:  

Express gratitude for JH's role in recommending him for baronet. Reports on the political situation in the colony.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3991
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1841]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0586.1; Reel 1058
Summary:  

The Herschels bought a Christmas tree this year; JH reports that his children loved it and that 'they will be sure to keep up the custom which is a very merry one.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12436
From:  George Peacock
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.293
Summary:  

About some aspects of the magnetic survey, and who shall pay for it.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2063
From:  Henry Raper
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.305
Summary:  

Thanks JH for letter [RS:HS 14.304]. Discusses the list of principal fixed stars and its problems. Mentions several corrections that must be made.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Tyndall0031
From:  John Tyndall
To:  John Tyndall, Snr
Date:  Monday night, (Jan. 5th, 1841)
Classmark:  MS JT/1/10/3199, RI
Contributor:  Tyndall Project
Faraday1334
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Richard Taylor
Date:  6 January 1841
Classmark:  St Bride Printing Library, Taylor and Francis Collection: author's letters
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3019
From:  Wilhelm Struve
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.129
Summary:  

Regrets that his work at Pulkowa eliminates the possibility of being absent for longer periods of time and hopes to see JH in Russia. Mentions his and his son Otto Struve's most recent work. Wishes JH well in his new home at Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6071
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.197
Summary:  

Is sorry to hear of his illness. The R.A.S. has awarded its medal to F. W. Bessel. Robert Main's paper on parallax is being printed. Is to be a meeting of the Standards Committee in February. Has arranged the printing of the star maps. John Wrottesley is to be the next president of the R.A.S.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2838
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1841]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.118
Summary:  

Discusses problem involving JH, George Peacock, Humphrey Lloyd, and Wilhelm Weber regarding the price of magnetometers. Also mentions reports of magnetic observations in Russia and at the Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project