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DCP-LETT-1469
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  3 Jan [1852]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to)
Summary:  

Asks JS to compare cirripede specimens with those of Lorenz Spengler to establish comparative nomenclature.

Requests reference to article describing Xenobalanus.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel217
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.112
Summary:  

Thankful the process is over and pleased with the results; has no testimonials [see JH's 1852-1-3].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14241
From:  Benedetto Pistrucci
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0430.2; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Finds it scandalous that BP has been promoted without an increase in salary: '... in this Establishment, I have been degraded from what was my due as an Artist.' Wishes to take up the matter with the Treasury.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10901
From:  Sir Robert Harry Inglis
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1852]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.250
Summary:  

Will the Herschels come to dinner on Thursday the 13th with one of their daughters?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13989
From:  Henry Drury Harness
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0263.1; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Information about Sydney branch mint. Agrees with JH on price of assays for Bank of England. Salary dispute in Mint.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14242
From:  Benedetto Pistrucci
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0430.3; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Asks JH to give him a few days before making a reply to the proposed pension offer.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2488
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Miss Murray
Date:  8 January 1852
Classmark:  WIHM MS FALF
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel14243
From:  Benedetto Pistrucci
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0430.4; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Thanks JH for proposing a memorial and retirement allowance for him to the Treasury, but insists on a £500 allowance (his old salary) and a residence at the Mint.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel218
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [9 January 1852]
Classmark:  RGO 6.337.113
Summary:  

One of the candidates chosen for a Sydney University professorship may not be free to go on time; still missing testimonial letters [see JH's 1852-1-3].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel683
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1852]
Classmark:  JHS 1.75
Summary:  

Worried about war and a French invasion; JH has been treating his cold with laudanum and mustard blisters.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12897
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Benedetto Pistrucci
Date:  [9 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0309; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Denies BP a request concerning his acceptance of the office of Chief Medalist. Discusses BP's reluctance to accept the office without being awarded a place of residence by the Treasury.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1635
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Sheepshanks
Date:  [9 January 1852]
Classmark:  RS:HS 16.121
Summary:  

Is in urgent need of William Lassell's address in Malta.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-1470
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 10 Jan 1852]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 2, 10 January 1852, p. 22
Summary:  

Asks readers of Gardeners’ Chronicle whether they have experience with light wire rope instead of chain in drawing water buckets from deep wells. Describes the problem of his own well with its 325 foot chain.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel3177
From:  John Tyndall
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 January 1852]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.383a (C: RI 497)
Summary:  

Asks JH to keep memoirs JT sent with regard to JT's application for position at University of Sydney.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13314
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0543.1; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Consoles MH on 'horrid affair.' Thankful that consequences were not worse. Arranging transportation for son William to Paris. Dinner with [Margaret Seymour,] Duchess of Somerset. Encloses letter from Richard Sheepshanks. Honored by Society of Arts request to include [JH's] photography in display to be shown to Prince Albert.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13088
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles [Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [12 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0482.1; Reel 1055
Summary:  

W. T. Brande is willing to give up professorship [of chemistry] at Royal Institution to accept combined duties of superintendent of coining and die departments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13089
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles [Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [12 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0482.2; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Explains large disbursement of silver to Moneyers and to Melter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14497
From:  Charles Edward Trevelyan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0552.1; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Memorandum from Treasury's Financial Room showing quarterly installments paid to Master of Mint. Please explain unusually large expenditures. Previous Mint administrators seldom expended entire grant from Parliament as JH has done. This will be last installment until Parliament approves grant for 1852-53. CT wants JH's assurance that this installment will last until end of fiscal year [31 Mar.].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14498
From:  Charles Edward Trevelyan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [12 January 1852]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0552.2; Reel 1093
Summary:  

Sends altered letter for JH's records. Received JH's altered letter for Treasury records.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2489
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Thomas Bell
Date:  13 January 1852
Classmark:  RS MS RR 2.91
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project