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Faraday4710u
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Robert Murray
Date:  Before 1857
Classmark:  SI D MS 554 A
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday4659u
From:  Fourth Viscount Gage
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  Before 1857
Classmark:  RI MS F1 N/2/16
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-2029
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1857?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 187
Summary:  

Will be grateful for facts from Mr Linton on numbers of eggs from goldfinch–canary crosses.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-6538
From:  J. Knightly Ince
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1857–61?]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 20 (EH 88206072)
Summary:  

Translates some German terms describing colour of horses.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel7675
From:  Sophia Beck
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1857 or later]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 12/1.3.7 verso; Reel 10
Summary:  

All is well. Hope JH hears 'good accounts from India.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7335
From:  Jean Baptiste André Dumas
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1857-1]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.511
Summary:  

Discusses an edition of Antoine Lavoisier's works [3 vols., 1862-65] edited by JD. Comments on the edition and on the arrangements for JH receiving it.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday3219
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts
Date:  1 January 1857
Classmark:  BL Burdett-Coutts papers
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-2034
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (7)
Summary:  

Thanks AG for 2d part of "Statistics [of the flora of the northern U. S.", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 22 (1856): 204–32; 2d ser. 23 (1857): 62–84, 369–403].

Is glad AG concludes species of large genera are wide-ranging, but is "riled" that he thinks the line of connection of alpine plants is through Greenland. Mentions comparisons of ranges worth investigating.

Believes trees show a tendency toward separation of the sexes and wonders if U. S. species bear this out. Asks which genera are protean in U. S.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC1421
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1857?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.217, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC139
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  --[1857]
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/1/1 f.10-11, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH thanks Asa Gray for his letter & review of [Rev. Miles Joseph] Berkeley. Berkeley will not like Gray's review or JDH's in JOURNAL OF BOTANY. JDH comments on Gray's criticism of his ideas on physiology, comparing them to a firework, and to his own less ordered style of critique. Declares that he will not take account of a 'vital force' until anyone else does. Compares American & British terminology i.e. in the United States physiology is synonymous with biology. Discusses nomenclature & the use of the English 'anth' in names such as Ranunculanths, compared to using the suffixes: 'ads' or 'worts' in place of aceae. This was started by [John Stevens] Henslow & despite misgivings JDH has advised [George] Bentham to retain them as they are now effectively sanctioned by the government; being used in the National Schools. He asks Gray not to deter Bentham from using the system as it is the current vogue & it is hard enough to get government to publish such books for the amateur, & this class of people cares a great deal about terminology. JDH thinks [John] Lindley is correct to refer Podostemons to near Lentibulariaceae though he previously thought their place was with Scrophulariaceae.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel4614
From:  W. G. Penny
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1857
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.153
Summary:  

Sends a copy of his Astronomical Investigations. Claims there is an 'inequality in the motions of Mars and the Earth.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2945
From:  Henri Victor Regnault
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1857
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.320
Summary:  

Discusses his itinerary for the British Isles. Gives address where he may be reached. Wishes to visit JH at Collingwood. Congratulates JH on his improved health.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2476
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1857?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.330
Summary:  

Returns polar maps. Advises on methods of map projection, favoring polar projection. Working on new maps.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday3220
From:  Julius Plücker
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  2 January 1857
Classmark:  IET MS SC 2
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel2219
From:  Sir Edward Ryan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1857]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.463
Summary:  

Sends information concerning India in response to letter of JH's son. [Sir Charles Edward] Trevelyan has printed such information occasionally. Many do not see the importance of India.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-2035
From:  William Henry Harvey
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1857
Classmark:  DAR 166: 115
Summary:  

Sexes of algae.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-2037
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 48)
Summary:  

Congratulations [on Mrs H’s delivery].

Balanus balanoides positively identified by CD.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6612
From:  W. B. Clegram
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  6 January [1857]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.349
Summary:  

J. C. Symons is spreading locally false theories about the rotation of the moon. Would like JH's views on this.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
FVM-00202
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Augustus Gregory
Date:  6 January 1857
Classmark:  No. 57/95/2, 4/3351 letters received, Colonial Secretary's Department, Archives Authority of New South Wales, Sydney.For a copy of this letter also in M's hand see MS Q426, Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. There are some minor differences in punctuation and words between the two versions
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-2037F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Henry Doubleday
Date:  8 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Dr Heather Whitney (private collection)
Summary:  

Thanks for a kind note, and asks not to answer until better.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project