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Faraday4625u
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Jacob Bell
Date:  Before 1859
Classmark:  Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Jacob Bell autograph album, f.58
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-13827
From:  William Charles Linnaeus Martin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1859–61]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 56/1–15
Summary:  

MS of a paper called "Comments on Mr Darwin’s grand theory", which generally supports CD but proposes that present flightless birds are primitive. Paper supplemented by a diagram showing the phylogeny of birds.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-2629
From:  William Charles Linnaeus Martin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1859–61]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 211–13
Summary:  

Examples of animals that dwell in dark places, some of which are blind, some not. Asks: where causes are the same, why is not the effect? Does not think disuse is the answer, but arrested development.

Comments also on the absence of a ligament in four mammals and asks how natural selection accounts for this.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-00572
From:  George Maxwell
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1859
Classmark:  MEL 95562, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-00573
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  John O'Shanassy
Date:  January 1859
Classmark:  K59/188, unit 747, VPRS 1189 inward registered correspondence, VA 475 Chief Secretary's Department, Public Record Office, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
HENSLOW-517
From:  Wood, J.
To:  Henslow, J. S.
Date:  1859
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library MS Add. 8177: 361
Contributor:  Henslow Correspondence Project
Herschel5823
From:  Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie [the elder]
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1859]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.292
Summary:  

Is indisposed so will not be coming to London; leaves it to him and Edward Sabine to send answer to H. P. F. P. Clinton (5th Duke of Newcastle). Would like an up-to-date citation for W. E. Weber as he has been awarded the Royal Medal.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7101
From:  Augustus De Morgan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1 January 1859]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.322
Summary:  

Many thanks for the dates for the memoir of George Peacock. Queries the name of his father. Comments on various church matters.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday3540
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  an unidentified relation
Date:  1859
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 431-3
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel938
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [John Herschel (son)]
Date:  [1859 or later]
Classmark:  JHS 6.61
Summary:  

About the cost of sending a telegram to India.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel878
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Margaret Brodie Herschel]
Date:  1859
Classmark:  JHS 4.29
Summary:  

Sons William and John have brought photographs from India; also writes news of family and friends.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel898
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Isabella Herschel
Date:  [1859?]
Classmark:  JHS 5.18
Summary:  

Tells about missing a meeting with HRH Prince Albert, about a paper read at a R.S.L. meeting, and describes how to figure out how strong a reading glass JH needs to buy for his wife, Margaret. JH saw Charles Wheatstone, who has devised an alphabetic telegraph.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel854
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1859?]
Classmark:  JHS 4.6
Summary:  

Talks of a committee attempting a massive collection of knowledge from the colonies; JH is considering exchanging some furniture between London and Collingwood.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel856
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1859?]
Classmark:  JHS 4.8
Summary:  

JH decides not to exchange furniture [see JH's 1859?, i.e., #11005] on daughter Caroline's recommendation; some financial matters.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel864
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [1859?]
Classmark:  JHS 4.16
Summary:  

About an expected death, an accident involving an omnibus, and MH's return arrangements for the following day.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4189
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Woodbine Parish
Date:  1859
Classmark:  RS:HS 23.290
Summary:  

Comments on WP's account of a meteor striking ground in America.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1175
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Professor Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  ?-?-1859?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/1 f.139, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1427
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1859?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.226, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1433
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1859
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.230, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A letter from Joseph Hooker to Miles Berkeley suggesting that Berkeley may wish to undertake a paid project to name a series of illustrations of fungi in the collection of Mady Orde of Kilmony. Enquires how ‘Willy’ - William Hooker is getting on and send a cheque to cover his schooling and board. Mentions that renovation work it taking place at Kew residence and that William Hooker has been unwell.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1434
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  ?-?-1859?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.231, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

Letter to Miles Berkeley from Joseph Hooker proposing sending Hooker's eldest son (William Henslow) to Berkeley for 3 months tutoring.

Contributor:  Hooker Project