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DCP-LETT-1066F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Salt
Date:  [Mar 1847]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold at Spink’s, July 2018
Summary:  

Maer purchase-money; London and Birmingham Railway Company shares.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday1962
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Charles Manby
Date:  1 March 1847
Classmark:  WIHM MS FALF
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3541
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James David Forbes
Date:  [1 March 1847]
Classmark:  St. Andrews 10a (C: RS:HS 22.304)
Summary:  

Believes all actinometric measurements made are useless because they did not take into account the rate of expansion of the liquid, which is not constant.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
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DCP-LETT-1067
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 74
Summary:  

Will come to 7 Park St. on Wednesday for a palaver on distribution, species mutability, migration, etc.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-1068
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 81
Summary:  

Illness has delayed his departure. Will try to call on JDH on Thursday.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel14105
From:  [John] Lee
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 March 1847]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0329; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Plans to send parcel to observatory at Cape of Good Hope; does JH have anything to include?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9705
From:  John P. Gassiot
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.54
Summary:  

Regrets he was unable to see JH when in town last week. Outlines the scheme for a new club.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4523
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  [2 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 22.305
Summary:  

Plans to write John Russell in an effort to secure a pension for Thomas Maclear; asks for R.A.S. and WS's support. Asks WS to obtain some facts relevant to pension request.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3422
From:  James David Forbes
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 March 1847]
Classmark:  St. Andrews LB IV, 214-16 (C: RS:HS 7.309)
Summary:  

Sympathizes with JH's feelings of regret over actinometer readings. Has procured a new thermometer and carried out experiments toward correction of actinometers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10772
From:  Robert Hunt
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.125
Summary:  

Is desirous of procuring impressions of prismatic spectra from all parts of the globe. These should show the chemical influence of the solar rays. The B.A.A.S. may be able to help or Colonel Edward Sabine. Can JH use his influence?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2453
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847?]-3-3.
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.307
Summary:  

Glad JH is writing the meteorology. Collecting materials for charts of ocean. Forwards some of this to JH for comments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday1963
From:  Jacob Herbert
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  4 March 1847
Classmark:  GL MS 30108/1/40
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel4144
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Henry Smyth
Date:  [4 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 22.306
Summary:  

Asks WS if possible to enclose a note by Francis Beaufort to John Russell concerning request for pension for Thomas Maclear. Lays aside double star observations; continues work on orbit equation.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1875
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [4 March 1847]
Classmark:  WT 67597.3
Summary:  

In response to a request, JH is not willing to part with any letters from his father, William, but will send one of William Herschel's notes to his sister, Caroline.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
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DCP-LETT-1066
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 4 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 73
Summary:  

Notes on part of CD’s species sketch.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel9706
From:  John P. Gassiot
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.55
Summary:  

Thanks for his note. Is writing to remove any misconceptions JH may have about the proposed new club. Michael Faraday will be joining on condition that there will be no dinners.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-1069
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 6 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 10, 6 March 1847, pp. 157–8
Summary:  

Corrects a misunderstanding of his description of salt deposits [in South America, pp. 74–5]. The salt referred to was from Rio Negro, and was coarsely crystallised and free of other saline substances found in sea-salt. CD believes its lesser value in curing meat is owing to the absence of muriates of lime and magnesia and suggests that it might be worth while to add them to the Rio Negro salt.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-938
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [6 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect. 9: 192)
Summary:  

A specimen of Machairodus offered for sale by F. J. Muñiz.

Discusses possible publication in England of paper by Muñiz describing the skeleton.

Sends pamphlet on scarlatina in the Pampas.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel4281
From:  Charles Piazzi Smyth
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 March 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.230
Summary:  

W. S. Jacob sends Alpha Centauri observations to R.A.S.; uses JH's Cape Results as a guide to double stars.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-1070
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [7 Mar 1847]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (59)
Summary:  

Has received copy of CL’s Principles [7th ed.].

Comments on reading Annales des sciences naturelles.

David Milne’s and Robert Chambers’ views on Glen Roy.

Mentions sales of South America.

Describes visit to his father at Shrewsbury.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project