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DCP-LETT-13798
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1843 – 8 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 91
Summary:  

Reports events at Down.

The "atrocious doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-00029
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller?
To:  Husum's phanerogamische Flora.?
Date:  1843
Classmark:  Inv. Nr 563, Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten, Universität Kiel, Germany
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Herschel8294
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [William Radcliffe Birt]
Date:  [1 January 1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.99
Summary:  

Reduction of barometer curves is nearly complete. Must have all papers within two weeks to prepare for B.A.A.S. meeting.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1890
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [William Henry Fitton]
Date:  [1843 to 1850 ?]
Classmark:  WT 62824.2
Summary:  

Comments on the intention of a friend of WF to write a work on geography. JH's son William was ill and at home and had commented on WF's son.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel827
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1843
Classmark:  JHS 3.32
Summary:  

Is visiting Dr. [Richard?] Hobson, where JH has met some European scientists, such as F. W. Bessel and G. A. Erman; JH anticipates they will come to visit at Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10846
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Francis Hodgson
Date:  [1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.197 & 22.173
Summary:  

Returns with many thanks E. C. Hawtrey's translations from Homer and Kallinos. Both are beautifully done. Comments on these and the meters suitable for English ears.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC341
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Jackson Hooker
Date:  --[1843]
Classmark:  JDH/1/2 f.223, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH explains why he has not been able to see his father, Sir William Jackson Hooker. He had Captain [James Clark] Ross's permission to leave the ship for home as soon as they arrived at Deptford or Woolwich but Mr Bird, the Commander, refused JDH leave.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel3215
From:  John David Roberton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1843
Classmark:  RS MM.16.152
Summary:  

Asks JH to report on whether and why JH thinks J. D. Forbes's paper on transparency of atmosphere and solar range worthy of Royal Medal.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1648
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1843 or later
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.134
Summary:  

About organization of the executive of the R.A.S.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6106
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.233
Summary:  

Encloses a publication. Thanks for the gift to Miss Elizabeth Baily.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-8132
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Walmisley Baxter
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Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Summary:  

Requests some carbonate of ammonia.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1458
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Charles Woodward
Date:  2 January 1843
Classmark:  NYPL, Montague Collection, Album 7, pp.617-8
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel2242
From:  G. A. Rovell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.503
Summary:  

Sends excerpt of letter from Mr. Weekes [?] stating an hypothesis concerning electricity and clouds. Asks JH to test it. Sends own ideas about electricity as well.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13817
From:  George Dollond
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1843]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0167; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Suggests modifying square base of JH's telescope to round base. Estimates cost at £80 to £100.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9591
From:  Thomas I. M. Forster
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.332
Summary:  

Has taken a house in Bruges. Comments on some of his own recent work on stars. Strange reports in French newspapers of James South and his instruments. Does he know a cure for double vision? Sends drawing of a colored meteor. Has another paper by L. A. J. Quetelet on falling stars with which he disagrees.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12725
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Dollond
Date:  [4 January 1843]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0140; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Approves GD's modification of driving wheel [for JH's actinoscope]. But GD's cost estimate exceeds total R.S.L. grant of £100. JH cannot approve more than £70; must have funds left for optics and clockwork mechanism.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10565
From:  Henry Holland
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  4 January [1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.442
Summary:  

Grateful for JH's translation of J. C. F. Schiller's 'The Walk.' Comments on several points in the translation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1459
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Literary Gazette
Date:  5 January 1843
Classmark:  Lit.Gaz., 7 January 1843, p.7
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel13818
From:  George Dollond
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1843]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0168; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Refuses to risk GD's funds by giving cost estimate for unusual telescope, especially if R.S.L. expects GD to pay for any expenses over estimate. Regretfully stops manufacture of telescope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2174
From:  Samuel Rogers
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1843]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.419
Summary:  

Thanks JH for sending the verses he requested. His sister wishes she were still a neighbor of the Herschels.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project