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DCP-LETT-1285
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters A–H 1850, 29: 201
Summary:  

Thanks WJH for information about J. D. Hooker; CD was very anxious to hear something about his safety.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1231
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Richard Owen
Date:  [Jan – 23 Mar 1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society
Summary:  

CD regrets the trouble RO has had about C. G. Ehrenberg’s parcel.

He is reading On the nature of limbs [1849] with uncommon interest and admires the way Owen worked out the toes.

Also has read On parthenogenesis [1849] with great interest.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1144
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [Jan–June 1850]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Palaeontology letters)
Summary:  

Wishes to propose John Lubbock as a member of the Entomological Society.

Asks for B. H. Hodgson’s pamphlet on sheep ["Tame sheep and goats", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26]. Asks for odd numbers of GRW’s work [A natural history of the Mammalia (1846–8)]. Regrets that this work has stopped.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-1286
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Adam White
Date:  [Jan–Mar 1850]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Institution (Special collections, Dibner)
Summary:  

Requests AW to ask Arthur Adams, who is going on a polar expedition to Lancaster Sound, to collect cirripedes.

Asks location of "Cape Rivers".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel5839
From:  Henry Peter Brougham
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1850]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.308
Summary:  

Would like JH's view on Thomas Maclear.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2248
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Harriet Jane Moore
Date:  1850
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 256-7
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel14715
From:  John Graham
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1850 to 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0915; Reel 1083
Summary:  

Suggests changes in statutes governing colleges.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9027
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Henry Peter Brougham
Date:  [1850]
Classmark:  Univ.Coll.London Brougham
Summary:  

Praises in very strong terms and in detail the contributions to astronomy made by Thomas Maclear. Believes Maclear deserves a pension.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7007
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  1850-1
Classmark:  RS:HS 23.80
Summary:  

Comments on calculation by Frédéric Petit of the hyperbolic orbit of the meteor of 19 Aug. 1847.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1837
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Isabella Herschel
Date:  [1850 or later ?]
Classmark:  WT 91327
Summary:  

Talks about the concepts of thinking and consciousness.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel915
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1850-1855]
Classmark:  JHS 5.35
Summary:  

Part of a letter about not having received any hampers from Collingwood, and about some household staff arrangements.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8788
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Sir William J. Hooker
Date:  [1850]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens
Summary:  

Requests favor from WH on behalf of Richard Jones and his wife in light of her move to Richmond.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3351
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Parsons (Lord Rosse)
Date:  [1850]
Classmark:  RS Sa.681
Summary:  

Discusses possible recipients of Royal Medals, continuing to favor Edward Sabine.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12905
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Pritchard
Date:  [1850]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0318; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Inability of JH's son [William] to pass Greek. Concerned that this may delay [William's] entry into Haileybury College. Notes similar inability with languages in JH's other two sons.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3658
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Elizabeth Sabine
Date:  [1 January 1850]
Classmark:  RS Sa.660
Summary:  

Regrets to hear of Edward Sabine's serious illness but praises ES's accomplishment and devotion; hopes ES will rest and soon recover good health.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2533
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  [1 January 1850]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.442 (C: RS:HS 23.79)
Summary:  

Has heard of AS's broken arm. Sends regards from the family.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1620
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  1850
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.105 (C: RS:HS 25.9.69)
Summary:  

Has received interesting observations of double stars from Thomas Maclear at the Cape observatory. The new equatorial lens sent to the Cape arrived safely, in spite of sloppiness by the English custom-house.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8363
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Shepherd
Date:  [1850 to 1851]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.162b (C: RS:HS 25.10.10)
Summary:  

Petition for pension for widow of T. G. Taylor, H.E.I.C. astronomer at Madras who published error-free observations of southern stars.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC94
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Jackson Hooker
Date:  -[1]-[1850]
Classmark:  JDH/1/10 f.246, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC121
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  unknown addressee
Date:  --[1850]
Classmark:  JDH/1/10 f.325, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Watercolour sketch map of Sikkim by JDH, showing his route through the country to the Tibetan passes. The following are marked on the map and key: Thibet, Lachen Pass over Kongra Lama, Lachen Pass over Donkiah Mt Chomiomo, Cholamo lakes Mt Donkia 23175 ft. Mt Kanchan--Zhow, Tungu, Samdong, Lachong?, Tunkra Mt, Choongtam, Black Rock, Kankola Pass, Choombi river, Chola, Boundary of Sikkim, bridge on Lachoong where Kinchin [JDH's dog] was drowned Aug 15.

Contributor:  Hooker Project