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FVM-00335
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Hyndman
Date:  1858
Classmark:  RB MSS M34, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-00336
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  David Moore
Date:  January 1858
Classmark:  No. 327, unit 4, VPRS 963 correspondence register, VA 669 Public Works Department, Public Record Office, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Herschel5402
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1858
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.349
Summary:  

Wishes to introduce an American friend, Professor Stephen Alexander, to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6388
From:  Julia Margaret Cameron
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1858-1
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.153
Summary:  

Sends him photograph of his godchild. Would like some lines from JH that he (the godchild) might keep.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7078
From:  Augustus De Morgan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1858]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.307
Summary:  

Too busy to answer his last letter until now. His theorem on perspective is pretty and easy. Quotes one he uses. Has been busy finding the proof that every algebraic equation has a root. Has been organ tuning. Comments on the method of tuning using beats.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7253
From:  Sophia E. De Morgan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1858 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.434
Summary:  

Sending some examples of sensorial vision

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7254
From:  Sophia E. De Morgan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1858 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.435
Summary:  

Sending a magazine containing a notice of JH's paper on sensorial vision.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday3375
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Margery Ann Reid
Date:  1 January 1858
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 397-8
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel7100
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Augustus De Morgan
Date:  1858
Classmark:  RS:HS 23.251
Summary:  

Is AD interested in the Lowndean Professorship at Cambridge?

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3355
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Robert Grove
Date:  [1858]
Classmark:  RI
Summary:  

Thanks for and comments on new edition of WG's Correlation of Physical Forces, particularly the subject of transformation of heat into motion.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel855
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1858?]
Classmark:  JHS 4.7
Summary:  

Describes lodgings taken in London; JH is working hard on his Physical Geography.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel858
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1858?]
Classmark:  JHS 4.10
Summary:  

JH spent most of the day before in a meeting, and with a man selling an engraving of scientists of 1806.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1168
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edward Sabine
Date:  [1858 to 1859]
Classmark:  RS:HS 25.14.29
Summary:  

Thanks ES for receipt of information about magnetic curves and the work of [A. D.] Bache. JH is glad to hear ES is back to active work again, but JH says he is too ill to go to the B.A.A.S. meeting [in Aberdeen].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1422
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1858?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.219-221, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel2938
From:  Henri Victor Regnault
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1858?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14:312
Summary:  

Will ask Parisian doctors for information JH wanted and transmit it immediately. Hopes change of air will improve JH's health. Regrets JH is not closer to the capital so that the best doctors could help. Is writing Mr. Royer to ask him to write to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2939
From:  Henri Victor Regnault
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1858?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.313
Summary:  

Expects that JH has received instructions sent through Mr. Royer. Informs JH that HR is sick and will visit some friends to recuperate.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4062
From:  Charles Edward Trevelyan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1858]
Classmark:  RS:HS 17.444
Summary:  

Reports misplacement of letters of William Herschel after publication of extracts for The Times.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-2199F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1858 or later]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection: Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy Autograph Collection, Part 2 (OSB MSS 137) Box 25, folder 1188)) )
Summary:  

Will return Benjamin Jowett’s Epistles of St Paul (Jowett 1855) and requests several books, of which the latest is Hugh Miller’s Cruise of the Betsey (Miller 1858).

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-2199
From:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1858
Classmark:  DAR 98: A19–20
Summary:  

Discusses the ranges and distribution of varieties relative to the type species.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-2036
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  4 Jan [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (144)
Summary:  

The information correspondent hopes to get from M.-J.-P. Flourens will be valuable.

CD is keeping all varieties of pigeons, poultry, ducks, etc. for his work on variation.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project