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Herschel5403
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1844
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.350
Summary:  

She did wrong in letting him have JH's letter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1544
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  January 1844
Classmark:  Owen (1894), 1: 258-9
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel1147
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  [1844 or earlier]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.3
Summary:  

Thanks AD for having pointed out an error in one of JH's papers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6932
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  1844
Classmark:  RS:HS 22.216
Summary:  

Government intention to reduce interest in savings banks may well affect JH's benefit society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1181
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Thomas Maclear
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.15.14
Summary:  

States the case for the accuracy of the observations and reports of the discoveries of the sixth and seventh satellites of Saturn made by JH's father, William. [This letter seems to be tied to JH's 1844-7-22 in terms of date of writing.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12947
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edward Sabine
Date:  [1844 to 1845]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0360.1; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Wishes ES had expressed opinion on requesting government money to maintain 'establishment' at R.S.L. committee meeting.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1101
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  1844
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.9.12
Summary:  

Very upset at an attack launched against JH in a manner that denigrates JH's father, William Herschel, in the process.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3689
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.34 (C: RS:HS 25.9.13)
Summary:  

Discusses controversy between [George] Bishop and [W. R.] Dawes. Recommends that the R.A.S. publish a paper by Dawes correcting errors in the published work. Wants to purchase some of Francis Baily's books. Mentions RS's work on the standard of length.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3690
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.35 (C: RS:HS 25.9.15)
Summary:  

Has mislaid RS's letter and forgotten the question RS asked concerning Baily's print. Asks him to refresh his memory. Could not get to the sale [of Francis Baily's books]. Gives the works of Baily that he wants to purchase.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3691
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.36 (C: RS:HS 25.9.16)
Summary:  

Requests RS to let him know how much JH owes him for the books by Francis Baily, which RS purchased for him. Has received RS's pamphlet [on the Liverpool Observatory].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3692
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.37 (C: RS:HS 22.215 & 25.9.17)
Summary:  

Put no confidence in [Francesco] DeVico's drawing of the nebula of Orion. JH has a better one now at the engravers. Notes that DeVico has left out the 'real' 6th star in 'Trapezio.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12989
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Calder Stewart
Date:  [1844 or later]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0401; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Letter from Charles Pritchard regarding [William James Herschel's] examination next Friday. Arranges for 'Willy' to come with 'Johnnie' to India House on Tuesday to see Mr. Prinsep.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7351
From:  W. S. Mackay
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844-1 or later]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 3/1.1.16; Reel 7
Summary:  

Extract [in JH's hand] from WM's letter describing increasing brightness of Eta Argus. [JH annotation: See 'Ast. Soc. Notices Jan 12/44']

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4197
From:  Charles Pritchard
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.107
Summary:  

JH to visit CP's house. CP suggests they both visit J. P. Gassiot, where they might also meet with Michael Faraday. Asks JH if there are experiments he would like to see during visit. Reports observing Fraunhofer lines through a prism.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14357
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844 to 1845]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0517.1; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Funding for magnetic and meteorological instruments for Ceylon, which would be valuable addition to H.E.I.C. observatories. Compares [barometric] curves from America and Europe. Magnetometers for [Nossrey?] were paid for out of R.S.L.'s Donation Fund.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1640
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1844 or later
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.126
Summary:  

About the question of a bust to be made of the late Francis Baily and how the proposal might be presented.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4181
From:  Ann Smyth
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.218
Summary:  

Warington Smyth returns from mineral gathering expedition on the Continent for Cambridge and will present JH with a specimen of Herschelite. C. P. Smyth has sent sketches he made at the Cape.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7933
From:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 18.136
Summary:  

Gives reason for writing [Principles of Geometric Demonstration (1844)]. Plans later edition in which HW will cite JH's statement in [Quarterly Review]. Role of sense experience in axioms.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7350
From:  Unidentified
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1844?]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 3/1.1.15; Reel 7
Summary:  

Refers to 17 July 1827 communication from W. J. Burchell in Brazil to J. S. Duncan, brother of Phillip Duncan, noting increased brightness of Eta Navis, and that Alpha Centauri and Alpha Crucis are double stars.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12011
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Adalbert Adolf Mühry
Date:  [2 January 1844]
Classmark:  RS:HS 12.373 & 22.174
Summary:  

Regrets to hear of AM's sad losses. Would like him to withdraw quarterly amounts and give them to Caroline Herschel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project