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Herschel13394
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Charles Edward Trevelyan]
Date:  [1854]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0625; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Requests permission to close Mint for three months to repair and replace machinery that has deteriorated under heavy workload of past two years. Plans to begin at end of this month. Please inform JH of any pending orders for coinage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1237
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  the Board of Trade
Date:  [1854 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS B26.70
Summary:  

Response to the Board of Trade's refusal to supervise the adjustment of compasses on sea-going ships. [This letter was prepared on behalf of the Council of the R.S.L.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7028
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  1854
Classmark:  RS:HS 23.152
Summary:  

Comments on circulation of new coinage, and on another integral of Henry Warburton's.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel677
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Caroline Emily Mary Herschel
Date:  [1854 or later]
Classmark:  JHS 1.69
Summary:  

Tells CH about a Crimean War medal being ordered, the Mint not being allowed to design it, but is expected to produce it. JH feels placed in a very difficult position.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel670
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Isabella Herschel
Date:  1854
Classmark:  JHS 1.62
Summary:  

Talks about crystal rocks in JH's collection, which may be used, with great care.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel622
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1854]
Classmark:  JHS 1.14
Summary:  

About the school progress of sons John and Alexander; JH is in a very depressed state, looks at his current life [at the Mint?] with 'loathing,' and cannot imagine surviving it for more than a few months.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel634
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1854]
Classmark:  JHS 1.26
Summary:  

About the health of JH's servant [?], Knowles.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1159
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Jones
Date:  [1854 to 1855]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.17
Summary:  

Is taking RJ's admonitions to heart, and along with taking quinine and staying at home, JH feels that his nervous system is being restored.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13031
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Calder Stewart
Date:  1854
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0444; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Approves Mr. Adam's use of logarithms. Sends set of tables. Glad that little Emily is better.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13203
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Benjamin Wyon
Date:  [1854]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0510; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Changes in Crimean Medal.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13384
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1854 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0617; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Progress of production on [?] medal, with ribbons and clasp, by [Heat & Roskell], jewellers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13396
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1854 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0627; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Outlines administrative organization, duties, and jurisdiction of Sydney branch mint. Procedure for sending sample coins to London for examination and approval.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13804
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1854 to 1855]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0154.2; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Forwards letter by E. W. Ward reporting progress at Sydney branch mint and assay results of Australian gold.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1168
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Professor Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  ?-?-1854?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.132, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1406
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-1?-1854?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.202, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1412
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  -1?-1854
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.208, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1414
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1854
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.209, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A one page letter from Joseph Hooker to Miles Berkeley.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1415
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  []-[]-[1854]
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.210-211, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Joseph Hooker writes to Miles Berkeley congratulating Berkeley on his son, Emeric Berkeley, passing his exams. Also mentions attending a Microscopical Society event and how Hugh Falconer is hoping to return from India next year and will recommend Thomas Thomson to replace him at the Calcutta Botanic Garden.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel14783
From:  James Calder Stewart
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1854?]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-1050; Reel 1083
Summary:  

Visited JH at Mint today. Notes JH's health and recovery. JH reminisced of childhood episodes with William Herschel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday2773
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Charles W. Woolnough
Date:  2 January 1854
Classmark:  Woolnough (1881)
Contributor:  Faraday Project