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DCP-LETT-13864F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1861–82]
Source of text:  Famous Notables (dealers)
Summary:  

Last page of a letter with a five-line P.S. concerning pen-holders.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-9791
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  [1861–82]
Source of text:  DAR 185: 123
Summary:  

[Valediction and signature only.]

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel7130
From:  Augustus De Morgan
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1861
Source of text:  RS:HS 6.343
Summary:  

Is pleased JH can look his trial in the face. Regarding logic. Has seen a neat construction by JH's son.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2942
From:  Henri Victor Regnault
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1861
Source of text:  RS:HS 14.316
Summary:  

Talked to [L.-F.-C.?] Breguet for JH. Discusses work [on hygrometer?/metallic thermometer?] in detail, including diagrams. Regrets not having seen JH's daughters in Paris. Says he is recuperating from the 'catastrophe' and can still use his left eye.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel3348
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  [Thomas Romney Robinson?]
Date:  [1861?]
Source of text:  RS MM 12.77
Summary:  

Discusses the project of erecting a large telescope in the southern hemisphere [Melbourne telescope] for observation of nebulae. Expresses reservations and makes suggestions about the project.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel1156
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Frederick Howlett
Date:  [1861 or later]
Source of text:  RS:HS 25.14.13
Summary:  

Returns a paper of Mr. Stobart, which deals with astronomical knowledge of the early Egyptians.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1345
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  George Bentham
Date:  ?-?-1861?
Source of text:  JDH/2/3/2 f.135, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1440
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1861?
Source of text:  JDH/2/3/2 f.237, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1442
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1861
Source of text:  JDH/2/3/2 f.239, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC1444
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1861?
Source of text:  JDH/2/3/2 f.241, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
Herschel2719
From:  William Selwyn
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1861]
Source of text:  RS:HS 15.515
Summary:  

Detached postscript discussing sunspots, comparing them to the low barometric pressure center in cyclones. J. S. Henslow is dying.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-3040F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [1861]
Source of text:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms alb-67:134)
Summary:  

Requests Natural History Review for 1861 until further notice.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel13533
From:  Unidentified
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1861 to 1864]
Source of text:  TxU:H/L-0761; Reel 1089
Summary:  

Letter of introduction for William Walker, who wants to show Walker's nearly finished engraving, Distinguished Men of Science Living 1807-8, to JH.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Faraday3933
From:  James Timmins Chance
To:  Michael Faraday
Date:  2 January 1861
Source of text:  LMA CLC/526/MS 30108/5, f.155-6
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-3041
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Jan [1861]
Source of text:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 155, 372–6)
Summary:  

Congratulates THH on first number of Natural History Review.

THH’s article on brain ["On the zoological relations of man with the lower animals", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1861): 67–84] completely smashes Owen.

Owen’s Leeds address [Rep. BAAS (1858): xlix–cx].

In his historical sketch of opinion on species CD has picked out some sentences [by Owen] with which he will take some revenge. CD is not bold enough to come to an open quarrel.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-00973
From:  Joseph Hooker
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  3 January 1861
Source of text:  RB MSS M3, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Faraday3934
From:  Michael Faraday
To:  James Timmins Chance
Date:  4 January 1861
Source of text:  RI MS F1 N/4/35
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Faraday Project
DCP-LETT-3041A
From:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Jan 1861
Source of text:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105 (205)
Summary:  

Comments on the travels of JDH.

Genera plantarum a most worthy undertaking.

Criticisms of the Darwin–Hooker understanding of HCW’s views of convergence.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-3042
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 5 Jan 1861]
Source of text:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , 5 January 1861, pp. 4–5
Summary:  

Describes how adhesive bladders enable the achenia of Pumilio argyrolepsis to attach themselves to the soil. James Drummond sent seeds to CD with a memorandum on the achenia.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel13042
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Calder Stewart
Date:  [6 January 1861]
Source of text:  TxU:H/L-0455; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Alexander S. Herschel's education goals and job prospects. [Lucy?] has published 'Marshall's Essays.' Question about investments.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project