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DCP-LETT-13833
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Nov 1847–51]
Classmark:  John K. Lattimer (private collection)
Summary:  

"I had not heard before of Whench [Whewell?] having scolded you; I am rather glad of it …

What a grand number of novelties Hooker no doubt will bring home".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel4799
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 November 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 1.189 (C: RGO 6.693.113)
Summary:  

Regarding magnetic disturbances.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6511
From:  Spencer J. A. Compton
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 November 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.272
Summary:  

As Hugh Percy (3rd Duke of Northumberland) has died, it would be very fitting if JH would contribute an obituary notice for the R.S.L.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2022a
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Hugh Welch Diamond
Date:  November 1847
Classmark:  Diamond (1847), 452
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel7556
From:  Thomas John Hussey
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1847-11]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.73; Reel 9
Summary:  

Grateful for receipt of JH's Cape Results. Describes TH's observations of thread-like 'bridges' among solar spots and questions their cause. Describes 'velocipede' constructed by local mechanic.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7622
From:  Benjamin Peirce
To:  George Bancroft
Date:  [1 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.138; Reel 9
Summary:  

Received Cape Results. Praises JH's drawings of nebulae. American astronomers will be honored by JH's tribute to memory of E. P. Mason.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7623
From:  John Russell Bartlett
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.139; Reel 9
Summary:  

Gratitude for receipt of JH's Cape Results by New York Historical Society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6268
From:  William Beattie
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.29
Summary:  

Is printing letters of the poet Thomas Campbell and would like JH to look at the proofs of those from his father to Campbell.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13722
From:  Sophie Beckedorff
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0077; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Withdrew £25 from Drummonds [Bank] for Caroline L. Herschel. Describes Caroline's deteriorating condition. JH's [Cape Results] arrived three months ago. Despite efforts by friends to convince her that it was hers, [Caroline] presented it to king of Hanover, who already had copy. Received manuscript from JH's daughter Louisa.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7607
From:  John Cruickshank
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.124; Reel 9
Summary:  

Senate of Marischal College acknowledges gift of JH's Cape Results.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2023
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Leslie
Date:  2 November 1847
Classmark:  RI MS F1 A19
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel177
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RGO 6.693.115
Summary:  

Suggests to GA that his observations [see GA's 1847-11-1] might rather support than destroy the theory of the thermo-electric origin of terrestrial magnetism.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7625
From:  Walter R. Johnson
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.141.1 and 141.2; Reel 9
Summary:  

[Form letter] Acknowledges receipt of JH's Cape Results by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. [Personal note on verso] Reports Association of American Geologists and Naturalists has extended its scope of interest and changed name to 'American Association for the Promotion of Science,' hoping to attract foreign scientists. As secretary, WJ invites JH to attend September meeting in Philadelphia.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7608
From:  Duncan Macfarlane
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.125; Reel 9
Summary:  

Gratitude for receipt of JH's Cape Results by University of Glasgow.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7624
From:  Matthew Fontaine Maury
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.140; Reel 9
Summary:  

Gratitude for receipt of JH's Cape Results. Outlines MM's project to catalogue all ninth and tenth magnitude stars by duplicate sweeps with different instruments and observers. Can JH offer suggestions?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7626
From:  Joseph Lovering
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.142; Reel 9
Summary:  

Gratitude for receipt of JH's Cape Results. Recently resolved Orion nebula with new refractor from Munich. Working now on annular nebula in Lyra.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2024
From:  Julius Plücker
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  3 November 1847
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel7551
From:  William Simms
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/5.68; Reel 9
Summary:  

Grateful for receipt of JH's Cape Results.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7447
From:  William Smith Williams
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 November 1847]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 10/3.17; Reel 9
Summary:  

Regrets letting one copy [of JH's Cape Results] go out containing 'cancelled sheet.' Gives printer's explanation for error. Assures JH that no other copies were affected.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4800
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 November 1847]
Classmark:  RS:HS 1.190 (C: RGO 6.693.117)
Summary:  

Currents in telegraph wires.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project