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DCP-LETT-5702
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Hardwicke’s Science-Gossip
Date:  [before 1 Dec 1867]
Classmark:  Hardwicke’s Science-Gossip 3 (1867): 280
Summary:  

Sends, as corroboration of earlier articles on hedgehogs carrying fruit on their spines, a passage from a letter from R. Swinhoe [5598] describing hedgehogs carrying strawberries to their holes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel1898
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Edwin Dunkin
Date:  186[7]-12-1
Classmark:  WT 67469
Summary:  

Deals with several problems related to several papers.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5703
From:  Daniel Mackintosh
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 7
Summary:  

Seeks CD’s opinion and references on the causes of terraces in the south of England. He supports sea action as cause, either by currents or on coasts, and has been engaged in a controversy in the Geological Magazine [4 (1867): 571–5] with the subaerial school. Poulett Scrope thinks they are agricultural.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel9819
From:  Alexander Hamilton-Gordon
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [2 December 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.154
Summary:  

Is pleased to hear his own sons are progressing well. Hopes Caroline (JH's daughter) will soon be able to come out. Is temporarily in charge of the Bombay army, which gives him plenty of work.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel579
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [2 December 1867]
Classmark:  RGO 6.359.543 (C: TxU:H/L-0026)
Summary:  

Is still trying to bring the various definitions of the pound into agreement [see GA's 1867-11-30]; the question of weighing in air or vacuum remains as a problem.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13058
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Strachey
Date:  [2 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0471.1 & -0471.2; Reel 1055
Summary:  

'Not Sent.' Clarifies values quoted in JH's letter of 5 Nov. to RS.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5703F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Henry James Slack
Date:  2 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Bruun Rasmussen (dealers) (March 2016)
Summary:  

Explains that he has made it a rule not to write for periodicals, however eminent.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel1823
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0643.3 (C: RGO 6.359.545)
Summary:  

Thanks JH for his useful letter [see JH's 1867-12-2]; it will be of value to the Commission on Weights and Measures.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel580
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  George Biddell Airy
Date:  [3 December 1867]
Classmark:  RGO 6.359.546 (C: TxU:H/L-0027)
Summary:  

Having helped to create confusion surrounding the pound weight [see GA's 1867-12-3], JH now understands it simply and clearly; JH wonders if he is 'growing elderly.'

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14144
From:  William Hallowes Miller
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3] December 1867
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0371; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Compares values obtained by various observers in measuring new standards of weight and length.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5704
From:  Joseph Plimsoll
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 174: 53
Summary:  

A sermon.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel1824
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0643.4 (C: RGO 6.359.548)
Summary:  

Thanks JH for his clear letter [see JH's 1867-12-3] about the pound weight standards.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5705
From:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 12; DAR 177: 243
Summary:  

JvH forwards J. Stack’s replies to CD’s queries about expression [see Expression, p. 20].

Sends photos of skeletons of six species of Dinornis he is assembling for the Museum.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel2980
From:  Adolphe Quetelet
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 December 1867]
Classmark:  Académie belgique: #47
Summary:  

Apologizes for not writing sooner. Busy with trip to Italy. Announces intention to dedicate entire next year to his Physique sociale. Thanks JH for his comments on AQ's son's work on temperature. Also grateful for commendation on AQ's history of science. Brings up AQ's son's work on proper motion.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5706
From:  Isabella Elinor Aylmer
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 136
Summary:  

Thanks CD for showing him proofs [of Variation] relating to cattle at Chillingham Park [see Variation 1: 81, 83–4]; has made abstracts of them for his own article.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel10250
From:  F. A. Herschel Griesbach
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [5 December 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.136
Summary:  

Was grateful for his kind note and check. Family is still in difficulties. Employed by a Liverpool firm to sell engineering articles.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12704
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Pierce Butler
Date:  [5 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0119; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Describes JH's theodolite by G. F. Reichenbach and offers to loan it for PB's survey [of Sinai Peninsula].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12855
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  [5 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0262; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Discusses WM's reply regarding commercial weight of new Standard Pound.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13753
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [William Hallowes Miller]
Date:  [6 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0107.2; Reel 1087
Summary:  

Measurements by A. T. Kupffer afford greater accuracy for [specific] gravity of water than values used by Henry Kater as quoted in postscript of JH's 5 Nov. [1867] letter to [WM].

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel13059
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Richard Strachey
Date:  [6 December 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0472; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Clarifies information in postscript of JH's letter of 5 Nov. to RS.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project