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Papers of John Herschel, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170/9

Scope and Contents

9. The manuscript of J.F.W. Herschel, 'Results of astronomical observations made during the years 1834-38 at the Cape of Good Hope' (London, 1847) (continued).

9/3. 'Chap. II. Of the double Stars of the Southern Hemisphere.'

9/3.1. Introduction to the Catalogue of the Southern Double Stars.

9/3.2. Reduced Observations of Double Stars.

9/3.3. Introduction to the micrometrical measures of Double Stars.

9/3.4. 'Micrometrical measures of Double Stars...Notes to accompany the micrometrical measures...Synopsis of the results.'

9/3.5. 'Comparison of Angles of Position of double Stars measured with the Seven feet Equatorial and the 20 feet Reflector.'

9/3.6. Special remarks on the measures of particular double stars.

9/4. 'Chapter III of Astrometry, or the numerical expression of the apparent magnitudes of the stars.'

9/4.1. Section 1: 'Of the methods of sequences'.

9/4.2. Section 2: 'Account of some attempts to compare the intensities of Light of the Stars one with another by the intervention of the Moon'.

9/5. Chapter IV: 'Of the distribution of Stars and of the Constitution of the Galaxy in the Southern Hemisphere'.

9/6. Chapter V: 'Observations of Halley's Comet, with remarks on its physical condition and that of comets in general'.

9/7. Chapter VI: 'Observations of the Satellites of Saturn'.

9/8. Chapter VII: 'Observations of the Solar Spots...Appendix'.

9/9. Original drawings of nebulae, with some corrected proofs and set of prints from the 'Results'.

10. Papers relating to the publication and distribution of Herschel's ' the Cape of Good Hope' (1847).

10/1. Miscellaneous notes on the estimated cost of publishing the 'Results', with letters from Peter Stewart to John Herschel, 10 November 1836, one undated, 5 April 1847 and 7 April 1845, and to Lady Margaret Brodie Herschel, 8 February [ ].

10/2.1. 'Preparatory Lists' of recipients of presentation copies of the 'Results'.

10/2.2. 'Distribution of Presentation Copies of Results of Astronomical Observations at the Cape of Good Hope': lists of recipients.

10/2.3. Lists of distributed presentation copies.

10/3. Letters to John Herschel from Smith, Elder & Co., the publishers of the 'Results', 1847-1848, 1852 and 1862, including one letter from Peter Stewart; letters from James Hayday, bookbinder, June-August 1847; and a rough copy of a letter from Herschel to Smith, Elder & Co., undated.

10/4. Letters to John Herschel from Algernon, 4th Duke of Northumberland, with drafts and copies of Herschel's letters, 1847.

10/5. One hundred and fifty letters of thanks from individuals, observatories, libraries, societies and embassies for copies of the 'Results', arranged by country.

10/6. Miscellaneous notes and correspondence concerning the distribution of copies of the 'Results', including drafts and copies of letters from Herschel and letters to him from Francis Beaufort, 23 August 1847, and Edward Sabine, 22 November [1847].

10/7. Blank forms of presentation.

11. Observations and notes made at Collingwood.

11/1. 'Full Moons. Vol. 1. Extracts from my diaries and other memoranda, respecting the full moon clearing the weather', 1841-1859.

11/2.1. Sunspot observations, 1826, 1836, 1856-1858 and 1865-1871, mostly dating from 1865 to 1871.

11/2.2. Observations and notes originally inside 11/2.1.


  • 1936

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Language of Materials


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J 9/3-11/2

Finding aid date

2007-01-30 16:15:17+00:00

Includes index.


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