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DCP-LETT-11313
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Date:  [1842–82]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (536)
Summary:  

Orders pot of soft spermaceti ointment.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-13805
From:  Hugh Falconer
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1842–3]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5 (Letters)
Summary:  

Has seen lately a true ruminant with the two central metacarpals distinct. It was the foot of an Anoplotherium in a recent ruminant.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-00018
From:  Iwanne Müller
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1842
Classmark:  Private hands
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
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DCP-LETT-613A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Stokes
Date:  [Jan–Mar 1842]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 91
Summary:  

Returns snuff box.

Sends a microscope for repair.

Makes appointment to discuss some corals that he is sending.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13867G
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1842–82]
Classmark:  eBay (April 2001)
Summary:  

Will be glad to see recipient and Mr Morris at Down the following day.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel1146
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Francis Baily?]
Date:  [1842?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.2
Summary:  

A revised set of proposals for Southern constellation reform [see JH's 1840] to be presented to the next B.A.A.S. meeting.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel584
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [1842]
Classmark:  RGO 6.706.250
Summary:  

A letter of introduction, asking GA to show the observatory to a Mr. Knipping from Hanover, a relative of JH's aunt Caroline.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1280
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1842?]
Classmark:  RS:HS B27.52
Summary:  

Tells CB about a visit by JH and Wolryche Whitmore to the Duke [of ?] to present the case for more government funds for Charles Babbage's calculating machine.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10722
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Alexander von Humboldt
Date:  [1842?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.75
Summary:  

Convey his thanks to the King for the Order of Merit. Regrets he did not see the King or AH when they visited London recently. Gives astronomical information.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8882
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:  1842
Classmark:  Geological Society Proceedings, 3 (1842), 697-9
Summary:  

Offers an explanation of the phenomena of the freezing cave of Illetzkaya Zatchita in Russia.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13489
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Secretary of R.S.L. Physical Committee
Date:  [1842 or later]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0722; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Offers to provide committee with plans for and to supervise construction of new instrument, devised by JH, for study of solar spectrum.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2276
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edward Sabine
Date:  [1842]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.147
Summary:  

Encloses [G. B.] Airy's letter, which he thinks should accompany [Humphrey] Lloyd's reply regarding magnetism. Thinks all Physical Committee members must be made aware of new developments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2277
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edward Sabine
Date:  1842
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.148 (C: RS:HS 22.144)
Summary:  

Discusses term and extra magnetic observations with regard to [Humphrey] Lloyd's letter. Would prefer to keep them separate, but feels no harm will come from keeping them together.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12889
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1842]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0301; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Submit revisions to instructions for conducting and reporting magnetic and meteorological observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12074
From:  Roderick Impey Murchison
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1842]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.440
Summary:  

Pleased that JH can come on the occasion of F. W. Bessel's visit, as W. R. Hamilton, G. B. Airy, and Francis Baily cannot come. Comments regarding Foreign Orders.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2239
From:  John Ruskin
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1842].
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.512
Summary:  

Thanks JH for sending copy of [JH's translation of Friedrich Schiller's] 'The Walk.' Although he has no knowledge of German, he treasures this translation and appreciates JH's kindness very much.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14359
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1842 to 1845]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0517.3; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Hopes royal observatory at Cape of Good Hope will relieve Ordnance department. U.S. government agreed to pay for publication of observations there. A. D. Bache favors continuance of hourly meteorological observations in U.S. for one year. G. A. Erman will attend meeting at Cambridge. German translations by ES's wife.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2469
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1842?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.323
Summary:  

Discusses report of R.S.L. regarding observatories. [Charles] Wheatstone agrees with report on Kew except for tax paragraph. Discusses November 18 [1841] magnetic disturbance at Toronto.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1639
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1842 or later
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.125
Summary:  

About some unfortunate private business, and difficulty with [Francesco] De Vico's star catalogue.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4078
From:  Charles Piazzi Smyth
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1842?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.235
Summary:  

Describes rock formations in Kamiesberg region seen while working on Arc of Meridian project. Thinks Bokkeveld would make ideal site for a meteorological observatory.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project