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DCP-LETT-1089
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [1849?]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University
Summary:  

CD proposes to call for tea if he is well enough on Thursday.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1260F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Walter White
Date:  [1849]
Classmark:  Jeff Weber, Rare Books (dealer) (January 2013)
Summary:  

Will return books, and asks for more.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel5875
From:  Jacques Babinet
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1849
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.3
Summary:  

Presenting A. T. D'Abbadie, who has made a voyage to Brazil. Remarks on JH's calorimeter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14806
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Francis Beaufort
Date:  [1849]
Classmark:  Hydrographic Office Misc F24F1.3
Summary:  

JH's article on 'Meteorology' [for the Admiralty Manual] is finished; JH will make some comments on aneroid barometers in the preface.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC70
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  unknown addressee
Date:  --[1849]
Classmark:  JDH/1/10 f.180, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH discusses Bhotea [Bhotia] tribes of the Himalaya who inhabit the Cachan, above the villages of the Limbos & Ghorkas [Gorkhas] in Nepal, & Haioos[?], Murims[?] & Lepchas in Sikkim. He translates some Bhotia words. The Bhotias carry on the salt trade with Tibet. The Bhotias or Bhootan people of Bhotea as opposed to the cis-nivean regions are a different tribe, their own name for Bhootan [Bhutan] is 'Lhop' or 'Country of the Dhurmah Rajah'. Hooker likes the Bhotias but the Bhutan people have a very bad reputation. All the above as well as Tibetans & Chinese in the region & people of Little Bucharia & Soongaria are Buddhists who practice Lamaism. Contains a hand drawn map of the Sikkim-Darjeeling area.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC71
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  unknown addressee
Date:  --[1849]
Classmark:  JDH/1/10 f.181, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Hand-drawn map showing the areas of Nepal & Sikkim between Darjeeling & the Tibetan border. Map includes features such as the Wallanchoon Pass & Kanglachem Pass, & rivers including the Tambur, Yangma, Teesta, Rungeet & Kulhait. Places shown include Pemiongchi & Lelyp.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel10465
From:  John R. Hind
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.343
Summary:  

Sends a copy of the Astronomical Remembrancer to which he referred. The garnet star is BAC 7582. Encloses a list of variable stars and comments on the proximity of two of them.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC93
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Jackson Hooker
Date:  2 January 1849
Classmark:  JDH/1/10 f.244-245, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel5516
From:  Sophie Beckedorff
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.6
Summary:  

Recent political events in Germany. Family news. Hopes Lady Herschel's health has improved.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2356
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.228
Summary:  

Discusses letter to [G. B.] Airy and JH's response to it. Discusses instruments at Toronto Observatory. Describes 18 November 1841 magnetic disturbances. Working on Atlantic declination maps.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3749
From:  Richard Sheepshanks
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.91
Summary:  

H. C. Schumacher wants an application from the R.A.S. RS complied, giving reasons. 'Miss B.' [Elizabeth Baily] reluctant to write even the shortest formal note. Suggests JH announce her gift on taking the chair. Wants to 'jump' at [F. W. A.] Argelander's offer [to complete the British Catalogue]. Progress on his 'apparatus.' Has asked J. C. Adams to give the R.A.S. notice of the controversy about Neptune, in which U. J. J. Leverrier ('a very cantankerous fellow') has engaged. If Adams refuses, would JH respond?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4077
From:  William Henry Smyth
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.297
Summary:  

Compiles published work, unpublished work, and lectures; asks JH to proof the compilation. Discusses meetings of R.S.L. concerning charter by-laws.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11044
From:  Richard Jones
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.384
Summary:  

Has mislaid a piece of paper on the Addiscombe examinations that he intended sending to JH. Appear to be some changes in policy. Has taken a house in Grosvenor Place for one or two months. The Commission is not yet out.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3790
From:  Robert John Kane
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.4
Summary:  

Would like JH's opinion on a memoir by M. McCann on the reflection of light from binaxal crystals. McCann is a candidate for a mathematical chair in Queen's College [Cork].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5532
From:  Frederick W. Beechey
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.22
Summary:  

Has at last received his letter and withdrawn the index.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2146
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Charles Richard Weld
Date:  8 January 1849
Classmark:  APS Misc MS Collection
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel11115
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Robert John Kane
Date:  [8 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.5
Summary:  

M. McCann sent his paper to JH for communication to the R.S.L., which he did, but does not know the outcome of it. Was unable to report on it as his own knowledge was not modern enough.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
FVM-00050
From:  Charles Stuart
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  8 January 1849
Classmark:  RB MSS M36, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.For a published precis of this letter see Daley (1935) pp. 132-3
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
HENSLOW-632
From:  Bowerbank, James Scott
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  9 January 1849
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 5
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel4525
From:  C[onstantine] E[stlin] Prichard
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1849]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.187
Summary:  

Informs JH of the death of CP's father, James Cowles Prichard.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project