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DCP-LETT-13830
From:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 319
Summary:  

Gives CD page references [in The new statistical account of Scotland, vol. 14, pp 446, 507] for information regarding parallel roads.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-939
From:  George Brettingham Sowerby
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 5
Summary:  

Note on editorial details concerning names of fossil shells [for South America, appendix]. The Latin for "Darwin" is "Darvinius".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1815
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Barlow
Date:  1846
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 227-8
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3247
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Hugh?] Falconer
Date:  1846
Classmark:  EUL:Gen523/4/30
Summary:  

Needs information on [H?]F's government aid, publication plans, costs, to be presented at upcoming B.A.A.S. committee meeting for obtaining further funds.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel666
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1846
Classmark:  JHS 1.58
Summary:  

MH and Isabella are away; JH reports on how things are at home.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel811
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1846?]
Classmark:  JHS LMJF.45.1g
Summary:  

Resolution to a problem of Peter Stewart seems to be occurring, so JH will not interfere; JH has seen a shower bath in which he is interested.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel813
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1846
Classmark:  JHS 3.14c
Summary:  

JH is in poor health and asks MH to obtain more pills for him.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel818
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  JHS 3.14d
Summary:  

Arrangements for JH's son William James and for travel to Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel912
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1846 to 1850]
Classmark:  JHS 5.31
Summary:  

About the health of several family members, and a desire to see MH return home.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12861
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:  [1846 to 1847]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0268; Reel 1054
Summary:  

W. S. Stratford, G. B. Airy, and JH agree that B.A.A.S. should publish star catalogs of N. L. Lacaille and J. J. L. Lalande without using government money. Proposes distribution to observatories. [JH annotation: Committee added two more observatories to list.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3287
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Roderick Impey Murchison
Date:  1846
Classmark:  EUL:Gen523/4/29
Summary:  

Finally encloses note to [Christian?] Schönbein. Says S will come to Southampton. Wonders whether can recommend purchase of S's secret or military adoption of it without overstepping limits. Comments on [H. C.] Oersted's discovery.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8907
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  the R.A.S.
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  R.A.S.M.N., 7 (1847), 95-6 inc
Summary:  

Reports dimming of Beta Ursae Minoris since ca. 1840. States that it is a slowly variable star.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4320
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  1846-1
Classmark:  RS:HS 22.266
Summary:  

Discusses the purchase price of Mme. Witte's lunar model.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13177
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Henry Venn
Date:  [1846 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0486; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Hopes Sir R. H. Inglis explained JH's delay in answering. Missionaries have obligation to preserve unwritten languages. Suggests 'Phonotypic' system of [Isaac] Pitman, with some alterations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1172
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Whewell
Date:  [1846 to 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.35
Summary:  

Comments on proofs of WW's German translations. JH recommends that the magnetic observations already made should be reduced to show some results, rather than adding more observations.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8320
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  1846
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.123
Summary:  

Box that [Thomas] Maclear indicated would contain Cape bulbs from Klapmuts, arrived yesterday containing common European roots. Perhaps wrong box was sent from London warehouse.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1259
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-?-1846
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.21, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1260
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-1-1846
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.22, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1263
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-?-1846?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.26, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

This is a four page letter over 1 folio.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1264
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-?-1846?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.27, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A one page letter on one folio.

Contributor:  Hooker Project