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DCP-LETT-4365
From:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B17
Summary:  

Asks CD to sign some "Sunday tickets" [for the Zoological Garden?].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01348
From:  George Maxwell
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1864
Classmark:  MEL 1510109, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-01349
From:  George Maxwell
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1864
Classmark:  MEL 9035, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-01347
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [George Bentham]
Date:  1864
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1858-70, f. 5
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Faraday4704u
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Harriet Jane Moore
Date:  1864
Classmark:  Bence Jones (1870a), 2: 466-7
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Herschel3493
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [R.S.L. Council]
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  RS RR.5.8
Summary:  

Reports on G. B. Airy's analysis [R.S.P.T., 153,. 617-] of 177 magnetic storms.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13508
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [G. Wharton Simpson?]
Date:  [1864 to 1866]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0745; Reel 1089
Summary:  

If enclosed item is accepted for publication in Photographic News, JH wants to inspect its press, especially 'as respects the Cipher,' and to receive 25 copies.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8353
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  H. R. H.[?]
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.155
Summary:  

Asks that consideration be given to 'wishes of the Cadet' in selecting a regiment for him.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel894
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Herschel (son)
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  JHS 5.14
Summary:  

About geodesic books and JH's encouragement to John to keep asking questions; indeed JH is almost insistent on son John's writing to JH with questions, book needs, and confidences. JH also talks about finding the arithmetical mean of a number of observations. [Also included is the 1st page of a letter to John from one of his sisters.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13371
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1864-1 or later]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0602.2; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Encloses copy of JH's essay entitled The Yard, the Pendulum, & the Metre... (1863). Speculates on causes for deviation in pendulum measurements. Recommends using torsion gravimeters in 'proposed operation.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel881
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1864?]
Classmark:  JHS 5.2
Summary:  

In response to the gift of a book, JH comments on the philosophy of knowledge, and goes on to say that JH agrees with [John Stuart ?] Mill's rejection of the syllogism as a means of argument. In the postscript, JH comments on the nature of heat.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1457
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1864?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.257-258, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1458
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1864?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.259, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

A letter to Miels Berkeley from Joseph Hooker thanking him for information about G. Baker and mentioning that they had recently been to see Dr John Paget for a diagnosis.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-4375
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [1 Jan 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 61 (EH 88206505)
Summary:  

JL’s review of Huxley ["Lectures to working men", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 4 (1864)].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-4376
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  1 Jan 1864
Classmark:  British Library (Add. MS 46434: 31)
Summary:  

Asa Gray’s high opinion of ARW as a reviewer [reference to S. Haughton’s paper on bees’ cells, Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 11 (1863): 415–29, reviewed by ARW in "Remarks on the Rev. S. Haughton’s paper", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 12 (1863): 303–9].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Faraday4420
From:  John Gaspard Fanshawe
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  2 January 1864
Classmark:  LMA CLC/526/MS 30108/4/137
Contributor:  Faraday Project
Faraday4419
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  Peter Henry Berthon
Date:  2 January 1864
Classmark:  LMA CLC/526/MS 30108/4/142
Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-4377
From:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 166: 36
Summary:  

Returns letter mailed by mistake [see 4361].

Hopes CD will accept gift of his Radiolarien [Die Radiolarien, 2 vols. (1862)].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel7805
From:  James Thomas Walker
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 January 1864]
Classmark:  RS:HS 18.13
Summary:  

Received JH's two letters acknowledging receipt of 'Volume of Tables of Heights' of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India. Hopes to visit JH and discuss phenomenon of terrestrial refraction. Received valuable assistance on tables from JH's son John.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-4378
From:  Alfred Russel Wallace
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 106: B8–11
Summary:  

Remarks on ARW’s review of Samuel Haughton’s paper on bees’ cells

and Origin.

Agassiz’s strength as geologist and weakness in natural history theory.

Work problems.

His butterfly collection.

Problems with book on Malay journey.

Recommends Herbert Spencer and his Social statics.

Spencer’s "masterly" nebular hypothesis.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project