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Faraday4723u
From:  William Somerville
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  Before 1847
Classmark:  private possession
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-1050
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [Jan? 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (55)
Summary:  

Arranges to meet with WBC to get his advice about buying a microscope.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1048
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Leonard Horner
Date:  [Jan 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 139
Summary:  

Responds to LH’s comments on South America.

Discusses inclination of lava stream.

Sketches in second edition of Journal of researches more accurate than in first.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1040
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Robert Hutton
Date:  [1847 – 12 Nov 1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (67)
Summary:  

Tells RH that he has secured an introduction to Lady Emily Finc[-Hatton] through a friend of his father’s. Thanks RH for his efforts.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13825F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [1847 or 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 329
Summary:  

Replies to note from CL asking about views of glaciers.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1044
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Summary:  

Asks to meet RO to get his opinion on zoological points.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel9303
From:  William Empson
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.57
Summary:  

Longmans reckons on 60 pages for the next number so would JH have his article ready to time.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1945
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  John Murray
Date:  1 January 1847
Classmark:  JMA
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel8905
From:  J[ohn] Henry Griesbach
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14 inc
Summary:  

Presents to the R.A.S. a drawing of solar spots made during 1843.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday4671u
From:  John Frederick William Herschel
To:  Faraday
Date:  1847
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/3/25
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel6156
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Francis Baily
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.282
Summary:  

Regarding the revision of the nomenclature of the constellations. Its effect on the printing of the star catalogues.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3512
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Robert Grove
Date:  [1847?]
Classmark:  RI
Summary:  

Encloses post office order; not knowing WG's 'Christian' name; hopes that WG can sign 'William.' Apologizes for being unable to attend 'the Dinners.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel829
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1847
Classmark:  JHS 3.15b
Summary:  

Reports on a visit to Grandma [Emilia Stewart]; may go to Cambridge; sends MH a draft beginning of a review of Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8906
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  the R.A.S.
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  R.A.S.M.N., 8 (1847), 14-15 inc
Summary:  

Accepts with thanks J. Henry Griesbach's drawings of solar spots. Encourages others to observe the sun. Suggests the use of photography in recording solar spots. Pledges to give the R.A.S. all JH's drawings of solar spots.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9161
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Whewell
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  TC, Camb. Add. Ms.a.5751
Summary:  

Agrees to inclusion of his initials in WW's Verse Translations and to vote for Prince Albert in some Cambridge election. Comments on the 'mess' in the R.A.S. over awarding its medal for 1848.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9162
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Whewell
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  TC, Camb. O.15.481
Summary:  

Thanks WW for the supplemental dedication to JH in the second edition of WW's Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences. Is making slow progress correcting JH's Cape Results.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4616
From:  John Lee
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  Harvard: Houghton AAH 67m-67 (61)
Summary:  

Discusses whether John Couch Adams should receive the Copley Medal for his work in the attempted discovery of Neptune.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14779
From:  Charles Pastorff
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847 or later]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-1031.1; Reel 1083
Summary:  

Wishes to obtain copy of JH's observations of sun spots at Cape of Good Hope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2474
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.328
Summary:  

Elizabeth Sabine's translation of [Alexander von Humboldt's] Cosmos is nearly complete. Hopes JH will accept invitation to review it in Edinburgh Review. Encloses account of great disturbance of December.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14442
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0529.3; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Reports organization of N. L. Lacaille's star catalog. Suggests method by which to compare this with Thomas Henderson's figures to determine Henderson's method of computation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project