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Herschel, John Frederick William, Sir, 1792 - 1871 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on the Standards Commission, 1848 - 1857

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/339
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Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission, with summons to meetings. The volume includes all correspondence on the distribution of the standards authenticated by Act of Parliament, the changing of the manner of charging the customs duties from per 112 lbs to 110 lbs, and correspondence with the Treasury on accounts and printing. There are also letters from astronomers, including Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.F. Encke and T. Maclear.

Dates: 1848 - 1857
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Papers on tides and waves, 1838 - 1843

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/503
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Correspondence, diagrams and calculations on tides and waves for the 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana'. The correspondents include H.J. Rose, J. Challis, W. Hopkins, D.F.J. Arago, F. Beaufort and J.F.W. Herschel. The papers include a world map (Mecator projection) showing magnetic variation and dip, and a notebook titled 'Tides for Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, Examination of Books'.

Dates: 1838 - 1843
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Papers on weights and measures, 1838 - 1867

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 62/4
Scope and Contents Letters and papers regarding weights and measures, comprised of a printed paper by Keating Trenor on English, Asiatic and American Standards; an undated covering letter and questionnaire by G.B. Airy concerning the Weights and Measures Acts; a copy of a letter from P.M. Roget to G.B. Airy, 19 December 1838, regarding the weights used in various countries; a printed copy of two letters from Trenor to the Editor of the 'Mark Lane Express' regarding the false standard of value and false corn...
Dates: 1838 - 1867
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Private correspondence, 1819 - 1830

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/807
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous private correspondence, volume 1, including letters concerning many private and scientific subjects, with much on the Dolcoath experiment. There are letters from Babbage, Bayne, Bromhead, Buckland, Clarkson, Coddington, Croker, Davy, Everest, Groswell, Hastler, Hawkes, Herslow, Herschel, Higman, Hustler, Malkin, Musgrave, Parkes, Peacock, Powell, Sedgwick, Sheepshanks, Smyth, South, Thackeray, Trail, Whewell and Woodsworth, with an index to the correspondents at the...
Dates: 1819 - 1830
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Professorial applications to Melbourne University, 1854

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/335
Scope and Contents Applications for the professorships of classics, mathematics, nautical science and modern history at the recently opened Melbourne University. The applicants include J.A.C. Oudemans and B. Stewart, and there are resumés of the careers of other candidates. The papers include correspondence, including a letter from Lord Lyndhurst to Airy, and correspondence between Airy and Sir J.F.W. Herschel, who was a fellow interviewer of prospective applicants. There is also a paper describing the...
Dates: 1854
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Sheepshanks' correspondence on standards, 1838 - 1855

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/356
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Richard Sheepshanks' correspondence with Airy, F. Baily, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, T. Maclear and W.H. Miller concerning standards and the Standards Commission.

Dates: 1838 - 1855
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Theories of the Moon and planets, 1853 - 1854

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/81
Scope and Contents Theories and observations of the Moon and planets, including correspondence with J.F.W. Herschel on correction of lunar nodes; a letter from U.J.J. Le Verrier on the movement of solar perigee; letters on the printing of J.F. Encke's new method of calculating the perturbations of the minor planets, with the original written in German; a letter titled 'Encke's Comet'; letters from J.C. Adams on the secular equations of the Moon's mean longitude; a printed sheet of the diameters of the Sun,...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1835 - 1848

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/79
Scope and Contents Theories and observation of the Moon, planets and satellites. There is correspondence on lunar theory, including letters from P.A. Hansen on his 'New Inequalities of the Moon'; letters from T. Henderson on errors in the calculations of J.K. Burckhardt for the Moon's diameter; and 'Extracts from Ephemeris of the Moon for the moment of the passage of her Centre, through the Meridian in Altona, calculated upon M. Damoiseau's Tables for every day of the year 1833'. The volume also includes...
Dates: 1835 - 1848
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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1862 - 1865

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/392
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes nominations for new members; papers on the Royal Society relief fund; papers by Airy on the difference in properties of hot and cold rolled malleable iron in regard to receiving and retaining induced magnetism ('On the strains in beams'; 'The diurnal inequalities of terrestrial magnetism', 1841-1857; and 'First analysis of 177 magnetic storms'); and a paper titled 'Did Sir...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
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Visitation papers, 1868 - 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/16
Scope and Contents Letters concerning Airy's proposal to reduce the number of impressions of the Greenwich Observations, 1868.Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.Preparatory notes for the report of 8 June 1868, including some calculations.Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.Preparatory notes for the report of 5 June 1869, including some calculations.Report of the Astronomer...
Dates: 1868 - 1871
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