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Faraday4645u
From:  Edward Codrington
To:  Sarah Faraday
Date:  Before 1851
Classmark:  RI MS F1 L/6/5
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday4747u
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  William Wyon
Date:  Before 1851
Classmark:  RI MS
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday4716u
From:  Richard Phillips
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  Before 1851
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/2/19
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-1383
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Edward Gray
Date:  [Jan 1851]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Zoology letters 2: 57)
Summary:  

Is coming tomorrow to see Lorenz Spengler on cirripedes [Auserlesne Schnecken, Muscheln und andre Schaalthiere (1758)] and the remaining sessile cirripedes in the collection. Has finished Balanus.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6276
From:  Antoine Cesar Becquerel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1851-1
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.37
Summary:  

Comments on JH's work on the spectrum and photography.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6810
From:  William Rutter Dawes
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1851 or 1852?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.127
Summary:  

Concerning his recent visit to Starfield and the observations made by William Lassell with his 20 foot. Regarding the rings of Saturn. Has not heard of the Craig telescope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13833
From:  Edward Enfield
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1851]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0181; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Returns letter from JH to C. E. Trevelyan. It correctly reflects position of EE and Robert Rintoul, as stated in letter from Jasper Atkinson to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9874
From:  James A. Gordon
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1851 to 1854]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.208
Summary:  

First time he has used a pen since his illness. Approves of leaving the Education question in abeyance. Thanks for the Mint return.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13911
From:  Henry Drury Harness
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1851]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0251.1; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Sends check for salary due to JH for previous quarter. Itemizes taxes and fees deducted. As first non-political appointee to Mastership, JH is eligible for superannuation fund, but HH needs instructions from Treasury about this. Will arrange to receive dies for Waterloo Medal from Benedetto Pistrucci.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13918
From:  Henry Drury Harness
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1851-1
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0251.8; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Asks JH's approval for conditions that HH will set for [William] Wyon to use Mint equipment to conduct private business as medallist.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14705
From:  Caroline Emily Mary Herschel
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1851 to 1853]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0792.2; Reel 1084
Summary:  

Recovering from cold. Wants to visit suburbs while Lou [Margaret Louisa Herschel?] is there.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13376
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Bank of England]
Date:  [1851 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0608; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Government wants to know if public has accepted half crown and florin, introduced as part of transition to decimal coinage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1857
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Robert Hunt?]
Date:  [1851 ?]
Classmark:  WT 68037.12
Summary:  

Comments on different washes to be used in photography, and clarifies the matter of a supposed Daguerreotype of the nebula in Orion.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13395
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Charles Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1851 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0626; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Two severe accidents recently at Mint. Charitable Fund covers only permanent employees. Asks permission to establish account with nearby hospital to cover temporary workers also.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13397
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Charles Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1851 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0628; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Asks Treasury commissioners for permission to increase pay of workmen in melting rooms. Describes living and working expenses incurred by regular and by temporary employees.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13403
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Charles Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1851]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0635; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Regrets trouble created by Benedetto Pistrucci's obnoxious refusal to accept new title as Mint's chief medallist. Asks [CT] to seek assistance from Chancellor of Exchequer [Charles Wood].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5449
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1851 to 1853?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.396
Summary:  

Will he and David Brewster dine with him on Tuesday.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6551
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Hamilton-Gordon
Date:  [1851 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0001; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Sends copy of letter from JH to Chancellor of Exchequer on state of Royal Mint. Fears JH's position there may be misunderstood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12766
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Henry Drury Harness
Date:  [1851 to 1853-7]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0183.1; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Notes on weighing and coining silver. Payment of wages in Coining room.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13283
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1851 to 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0536.5; Reel 1053
Summary:  

No other 'letter of agents' here. MH is right about son William's camera. JH longs for Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project