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DCP-LETT-1466F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [1852–60]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (H MS c3.3)
Summary:  

Sends an enclosure forwarded from Down.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6583
From:  Ernesto Capocchi
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1852 to 1857]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.325
Summary:  

Presents JH with a work [Lezioni di astronomia by François Arago and translated by EC] on the foundations of astronomy. Discusses the beauty of the science.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13375
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Charles Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1852 to 1854]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0607; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Requests Treasury commissioners' approval for increasing salary of C. W. Goodwin, fireman in Die department. Lists new orders for dies that have increased Goodwin's workload.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel213
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [1 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.106
Summary:  

Is circulating JH's votes for the remaining Sydney University professorships [see JH's 1851-12-31].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5432
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1852?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.379
Summary:  

Can he lend him the Cambridge Calendar or tell him the examiners in the mathematical tripos.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1154
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1852 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.11
Summary:  

Is trying to help RF understand the difference between the dynamics of solid bodies moving over each other and the dynamics of moving fluids, both water and air.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6550
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Hamilton-Gordon
Date:  [1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0002; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Attributes reorganization of Mint to H. D. Harness. Recommends Harness for its mastership.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel616
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1852-1-1 or later
Classmark:  JHS 1.8
Summary:  

Complains of overwork and of other people trying to involve JH in their quarrels; is glad MH has company.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel692
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1852
Classmark:  JHS 1.84
Summary:  

Is explaining why JH will not be able to meet MH's train.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel693
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  1852
Classmark:  JHS 1.85
Summary:  

Clarifies family finances, including the sale of stock to pay living expenses.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel914
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William James Herschel
Date:  [1852?]-[?]-20
Classmark:  JHS 5.34
Summary:  

Is giving WH advice about buying books to take to India. JH stresses the need for economy and discernment; urges WH to retain some interest in science, although WH will not be 'a scientific man.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1403
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1852
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.199, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel8915
From:  John Stewart
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1852]
Classmark:  Athenaeum, #1311 (Dec. 11, 1852), 1363-4
Summary:  

Explains in detail his photographic method for producing landscapes on paper.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3459
From:  William Henry Sykes
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1852?]
Classmark:  RS MM.16.165
Summary:  

Suggests possible times to meet with JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel214
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.107
Summary:  

A note accompanying some letters related to the Sydney Trust [see GA's 1851-12-31].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel215
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [2 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.108
Summary:  

The process of selection of the two remaining Sydney University professors is complete [see JH's 1851-12-31].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13424
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [2 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0659; Reel 1089
Summary:  

JH must know if [?] accepts or declines new arrangements for [?]'s office, already approved by Treasury commissioners.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3363
From:  William Digby Sadleir
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1852]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.166
Summary:  

Apologizes for unwarranted familiarity used in previous letter requesting JH's evaluation of the scientific work of [Humphrey] Lloyd.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel216
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [3 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.110
Summary:  

Many of the testimonials sent to the Sydney Trust are missing [see JH's 1852-1-2].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14240
From:  Benedetto Pistrucci
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0430.1; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Expects a salary increase now that BP has the title of Chief Medalist.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project