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Faraday4724u
From:  Alan Stevenson
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  Before 1853
Classmark:  IET MS SC 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel9867
From:  James A. Gordon
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1853
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.201
Summary:  

Saw Mrs. A. Gordon yesterday. Finds that JH dines alone; would be pleased if he would join him anytime when convenient. Had a long letter from Mr. Pellew today.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8849
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Augustus De Morgan]
Date:  [1853]
Classmark:  Univ. of London Library
Summary:  

Has been reading AD's article on Mrs. Benton; agrees that AD has made it probable that she was involved in a private marriage. Comments on changing place of women in society.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3475
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Edward Sabine?]
Date:  [1853]
Classmark:  RS Sa.685
Summary:  

Postscript regarding the brothers [Adolphe, Hermann, and Robert] Schlagintweit and funding for their proposed expedition.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5430
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1853 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.377
Summary:  

Number of half-crowns minted in the years 1832-53.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5446
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Babbage
Date:  [1853?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.393
Summary:  

Send the names and addresses of any friends who may wish to see the Mint. Thanks for pamphlet on income tax.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7023
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  1853
Classmark:  RS:HS 23.131
Summary:  

JH looking for some writings by Isaac Newton while at the Mint, but most of that seems to have vanished.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13290
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1853-1]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0536.12; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Family finances. Plans to let Charlotte go on Friday, to keep peace with regular cook. Will go to Naish on Saturday and bring daughters back on Monday. Will dine on Tuesday with new Chancellor of Exchequer [W. E. Gladstone]. Concern for daughter Amelia; with good nursing, she will grow new skin. Leonhard Schmitz's new Roman History is probably reproduction of B. G. Niebuhr's lectures.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13112
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles [Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1853?]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0483.2; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Reports gold coin production.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1314
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  --1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.87, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1316
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-?-1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.89-90, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A eight page letter over 2 folios which is undated.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1318
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  --1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.91-93, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Ten page letter over three folios - undated.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1407
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  -1-1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.203, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1408
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.204, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1409
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1853?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.205, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A letter from Joseph Hooker to Miles Joseph Berkeley arranging a visit by Hooker to Berkeley at his home at King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire. The letter is undated with exception of a note of '1853?' in pencil.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel12750
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Alexander Hamilton-Gordon
Date:  [2 January 1853]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0167; Reel 1054
Summary:  

AH's father, Lord Aberdeen [G. Hamilton-Gordon] misunderstood JH, who never meant to suggest that office of deputy master of Mint was unnecessary. JH intended to stress that some responsibilities could be borne by only the Master.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13294
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  2?] January [1853
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0536.16; Reel 1053
Summary:  

Thanks for MH's New Year's blessings. Divine help is sustaining JH in adversity. Family finances. Summary of 1852 accounts. Grandma [Mrs. Stewart] is ill. Mint business includes opening two Australian branches, large order for copper coinage, and decision about Mint's relationship to Bank of England. H. D. Harness is doing well.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel698
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1853]
Classmark:  JHS 1.90
Summary:  

Talks about things being sent out to Collingwood, about bills and the shortness of money, and the pressure of work at the Mint.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2612
From:  George Gabriel Stokes
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  3 January 1853
Classmark:  IEE MS SC 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel1380
From:  George Gabriel Stokes
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 January 1853]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.30
Summary:  

Surprised by length of spectrum produced by the combustion of metals, using electricity.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project