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

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Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

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Papers on weights and measures, 1838 - 1867

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Private correspondence, 1819 - 1830

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Professorial applications to Melbourne University, 1854

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sheepshanks' correspondence on standards, 1838 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/356
Scope and Contents

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1835 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/8/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.

Dates: 1835 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Theories of the Moon and planets, 1853 - 1854

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1835 - 1848

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1862 - 1865

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Visitation papers, 1868 - 1871

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
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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