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Index to the correspondence of William Herschel A-C

This is an index by correspondents of all letters in the section Herschel W.1. Thus all the references given here should be prefixed by ‘RAS MSS Herschel W.1/’. An italic date indicates that a letter is from WH; otherwise letters are to him.

 

AA, Christianus Carolus Henricus van der (1718–92)

16 Aug. 1791, 13.A.6. 

AGASSIZ & WILSON (Merchants, of London)

20 March 1793, 13.W.205; 16 April 1793, 13.W.206.

ALDINI, Giovanni (1762–1834)

18 Nov. [—], 13.A.1. 

ALEMÁN, Antonio

20 Jan. 1811, 13.A.2. 

ALEXANDER, John

30 Sept. 1788, 13.A.3. 

ASTORE, François Antoine

17 March 1788, 13.A.5. 

AUBERT, Alexander (1730–1805)

[Jan. 1782], 13.A.7; 9 Jan. 1782, 1, pp. 21–24; 22 Jan. 1782, 13.A.8; 28 Jan. 1782, 1, pp. 26–28; 31 Aug. 1782, 13.A.9; 7 Sept. 1782, 13.A.10; 7 March 1783, 13.A.11; 15 March 1783, 13.A.12; 20 June 1783, 13.A.13; 18 Nov. 1783, 13.A.14; 10 July 1784, 13.A.15; 13 July 1784, 1, pp. 114–16; 4 Sept. 1784, 13.A.16; 13 Sept. 1784, 13.A.17; 19 Oct. 1784, 13.A.18; 18 Jan. 1785, 13.A.19; 22 Feb. 1785, 13.A.20; 15 March 1785, 13.A.21; 21 May 1785, 13.A.22; 23 March 1786, 13.A.23; 19 June 1786, 13.A.24; 5 Oct. 1786, 13.A.25; 19 Oct. 1786, 13.A.26; 27 Nov. 1786, 13.A.27; 18 Sept. 1789, 13.A.28; 26 Dec. 1791, 13.A.29; 17 Feb. 1794, 13.A.30; 12 July 1799, 13.A.31; 9 Oct. 1799, 13.A.32; 4 March 1801, 13.A.33; 9 Feb. 1802, 13.A.34; 12 March 1802, 13.A.35; 20 April 1802, 13.A.36. 

 

BADIA Y LEYBLICH, Domingo (ALY-BEY) (1766–1818)n.d., 13.B.167. 

BANKS, Sir Joseph (1743–1820)

12 Nov. 1781, 13.B.1; 15 Nov. 1781, 13.B.2; 19 Nov. 1781, 7; 15 March 1782, 13.B.4; 28 March 1782 1, pp. 34–38 (Papers, i, 97–99); 28 Aug. 1782, 13.B.5; [1783], 5.3 (Papers, i, 100–101); 30 April 1783 morning, 13.B.6; 30 April 1783 afternoon, 13.B.7; 2 May 1783, 13.B.8; 22 July 1783, 13.B.9; 9 Aug. 1783, 13.B.10; 10 Aug. 1783, 13.B.11; 12 Aug. 1783, 13.C.5; n.d., 13.B.12; [Dec. 1783], 13.B.13; 8 Dec. 1783, 1, pp. 88–90; 5 Feb. 1784. 13.B.14; 19 Feb. 1784, 13.B.15; p.m. 17 Feb. 1785, 13.B.16; 6 May 1785, 13.B.17; 1785, 5.1; 23 Jan. 1786, 13.B.18; 30 Aug. 1786, 13.B.19; 25 April 1787, 1, p. 159; 20 May 1787, 1, pp. 165–66; Aug. 1787, 5.2; 23 Aug. 1787, 13.B.20; 1 April 1788, 13.B.22; 29 Aug. 1789, 1, pp. 178–79; 4 Sept. 1789, 1, pp. 179–80; 10 Sept. 1789, 13.B.23; 21 Oct. 1789, 1, p. 181; 17 Nov. 1789, 13.B.24; p.m. 25 Dec. [1789], 13.B.21; 21 Jan. 1790, 13.B.25; 19 Dec. 1791, 13.B.26; 20 April 1795, 13.B.27; 15 Aug. 1797, 13.B.28; 26 Dec. 1797, 1, pp. 225–26; 16 March 1798, 13.B.29; 2 Aug. 1798, 13.B.30; 23 June 1799, 13.B.31; 14 March 1800, 1, p. 240 (there is another copy at 2.2); 18 March 1800, 1, p. 241; 19 March 1800, 13.B.32; 24 March 1800, 13.B.33; 26 March 1800, 1, p. 241; 9 April 1800, 13.B.34; 14 April 1800, 13.B.35; 8 May 1801, 13.B.36; 21 Sept. 1801, 13.B.48, 28 Jan. 1802, 13.B.37; 16 Feb. 1802, 13.B.38; 17 Feb. 1802, 1, p. 246; 9 April 1802, 13.B.39; 16 April 1802, 13.B.40; 18 April 1802, 1, p. 247; 23 April 1802, 13.B.41; note a copy of a letter from Olbers, 7 May 1802, 13.O.1, sent to WH by Banks; 7 June 1802, 13.B.42; 22 March 1803, 13.B.43; 3 Sept. 1804, 13.B.44; 30 Sept. 1806, 13.B.45, 15 Jan. 1807, 13.B.46; [1807], 1, p. 269; 3 June 1807, 13.B.47; 7 June 1807, 1, pp. 269–70; 23 March 1808, 13.B.49; 14 May [1809], 13.B.50; 25 May 1809, 13.B.51; 26 May 1809, 1, pp. 274–75; 14 June 1809, 1, pp. 275–88; 3 July 1809, 13.B.52; 17 Aug. 1809, 13.B.53; 17 Dec. 1811, 13.B.54; 17 Feb. 1812, 1, p. 288; 18 Feb. 1812, 13.B.55; 4 Feb. 1813, 1, p. 289; 27 Dec. 1816, 1, pp. 297–98. (There is also a letter from Banks to Sir William Watson, Jnr, 23 Feb. 1782, 13.B.3.) 

BARING BROTHERS & CO. (Merchants, of London)

12 Sept. 1814, 4.3; 17 July 1816, 4.12; 19 July 1816, 4.13. 

BAYLEY, John

15 May 1790, 13.B.56. 

BECKEDORFF

n.d., 13.B.57. 

BENE

1784, 13.B.58. 

BENZENBERG, Johann Friedrich (1777–1846)

20 April 1801, 13.B.59. 

BERKENHOUT, John (1730?–1791)

1 Feb. 1788, 13.B.60. 

BEST, George

17 Nov. 1784, 13.B.61; 11 Feb. 1786, 13.B.62; 16 March 1786, 13.B.63; 12 April 1800, 13.B.64; 22 Sept. 1804, 13.S.47. 

BLACKER, Thomas

23 Jan. 1811, 13.B.65. 

BLAGDEN, Sir Charles (1748–1820)

31 Oct. [—], 13.B.66; 17 Nov. 1781, 13.B.67; 23 Feb. 1783, 1, pp. 70–72; 17 Oct. 1783, 13.B.68; 26 March 1785, 13.B.69; 27 Jan. 1786, 13.B.70; 28 Feb. 1786, 13.B.71; 6 March 1786, 13.B.72; 11 March 1786, 13.B.73; 28 March 1786, 13.B.74; 17 April 1786, 13.B.75; 16 May 1786, 1, pp. 141–42; p.m. 19 May [1786], 13.B.78; 10 June 1786, 13.B.76; 19 June 1786, 13.B.77; 16 Sept. 1786, 13.B.79; 3 Oct. 1786, 13.B.80; 6 Oct. 1786, 13.B.81; 10 Nov. 1786, 13.B.83; 15 Nov. 1786, 1, pp. 149–50 (in part at Papers, i, 311); 25 Nov. 1786, 13.B.82; 27 Nov. 1786, 1, pp. 151–53; 23 March 1787, 13.B.84; 19 April 1787, 13.B.85; 11 May 1787, 13.B.86; 17 May 1787, 13.B.87; 18 May 1787, 1, pp. 161–64; 7 July 1787, 13.B.88; 9 Sept. 1787, 13.B.89; 24 Oct. 1788, 13.B.90; 26 Oct. 1788, 1, pp. 169–70; 9 Dec. 1788, 13.B.91; 16 Jan. 1789, 13.B.92; 18 Jan. 1789, 1, pp. 171–72; 3 Sept. 1789, 13.B.93; 12 Sept. 1789, 13.B.94; 27 Jan. 1801, 13.B.95; 30 Oct. 1811, 13.B.96; 11 Jan. 1812, 13.B.97; 24 Jan. 1812, 13.B.98; 17 May 1814, 13.B.99. 

BLAIR, Robert (d. 1828)

20 June 1788, 13.B.100; 13 May 1789, 13.B.101; 30 Sept. 1789, 13.B.102. 

BLAND, Miles (1786–1868)

23 Jan. 1813, 14.4. 

BODE, Johann Elert (1747–1826)

9 July 1783, 13.B.104; 27 Sept. 1783, 13.B.105; 11 May 1784, 13.B.106; 18 May 1784, 1, pp. 106–10; 7 Aug. 1784, 13.B.107; 20 July 1785, 1, pp. 134–35; 13 Aug. 1785, 13.B.108; 26 Aug. 1785, 13.B.109; 16 Feb. 1787, 1, pp. 155–56; 20 March 1787, 13.B.110; 23 Sept. 1787, 1, pp. 166–67; 26 Oct. 1787, 13.B.111; 23 Aug. 1788, 13.B.112; 2 March 1790, 1, pp. 187–88; 30 June 1790, 13.B.113; 9 Oct. 1796, 13.B.114; 19 Oct. 1799, 13.B.115; 3 March 1801, 13.B.116; 6 June 1801, 13.B.117; 27 Oct. 1801, 1, pp. 242–43; 30 Jan. 1802, 13.B.118; a note concerning a letter 22 May 1802, 1, p. 249; 5 Aug. 1802, 13.B.119; 18 Oct. 1803, 13.B.121; 31 May 1804, 1, pp. 252–53.

A MS by Bode, 13.B.103, has been used as a cover for his letters. The following letters from A. F. Thoelden contain extracts of letters from Bode to Thoelden: 13.B.120, 13.B.122, 13.B.123, 13.B.124, 13.T.5, 13.T.6. 

BONAPARTE, Lucien, Prince de Canino (1775–1841)

6 May 1814, 4.1; 10 June 1814, 1, pp. 289–91; 5 Aug. 1814, 4.2 (with a copy of a letter from Bonaparte to Baring Brothers & Co., and a note by WH describing the contents of his letter to Bonaparte of 16 Sept. 1814); 16 Sept. 1814, 4.4; 20 Oct. 1814, 4.5; 15 Nov. 1814, 4.6; 29 Feb. 1818, 4.16. 

BOULTON, Matthew (1728–1809)

Dec. 1786, 6.3; 8 June 1792 (from WH and J. C. Komarzewski), 6.4; Nov. 1792, 6.5; July 1793, 6.7; 5 March 1794, 6.8. 

BOYER, Alexis, Baron (1757–1833)

27 May 1816, 4.8; 31 May 1816, 4.9; 2 June 1816, 4.8v; 10 July 1816, 4.10; 11 July 1816, 4.11; 19 July 1816, 4.14; 20 July 1816, 4.15. 

BREWSTER, Sir David (1781–1868)

March 1803, 1, p. 249; 16 March 1803, 13.B.125; 7 Jan. 1805, 13.B.126; 28 Jan. 1805, 1, pp. 256–58; 17 Feb. 1805, 1, pp. 259–60; 15 March 1805, 13.B.127; 8 Sept. 1807, 13.B.128. 

BRINKLEY, John (1763–1835)

20 July 1795, 13.B.129. 

BRODIE, James

1 March 1787, 13.B.131. 

BROWNE, Felicity D. (d. 1827)

29 Nov. 1807, 13.B.132; 13 Dec. 1807, 13.B.133; 16 Sept. 1809, 13.B.134. 

BROWNE, G. W.

5 Nov. 1798, 13.B.136; 8 Nov. 1798, 1, pp. 234–35.

There is also a letter from Browne to Samuel More, 2 Nov. 1798, 13.B.135. 

BRUEHL, Hans Moritz, Graf von (1736–1809)

p.m. 23 Sept. [—], 13.B.137; 7 Jun. 1786, 13.B.138; 21 Aug. 1786, 13.B.139; 28 April 1787, 13.B.140; 9 May 1787, 13.B.141; 6 Jun. 1787, 13.B.142; 8 Aug. 1787, 13.B.143; 7/9 Jun. 1788, 13.B.144; 20 March 1789, 13.B.145; 28 Oct. 1789, 13.B.147; 22 Jan. 1790, 13.B.148; 13 Feb. 1790, 13.B.149; 12 Aug. 1790, 13.B.150; 23 June 1791, 13.B.151; 25 Nov. 1793, 13.B.152; 12 June 1795, 13.B.153; 20 Sept. 1795, 13.B.154; 30 Nov. 1795, 13.B.155; 25 July 1797, 13.B.156; 17 Nov. 1797, 13.B.157; 15 July 1799, 13.B.158; 4 Sept. 1800, 13.B.159; 3 Oct. 1800, 13.B.160; 1807, 13.B.161.

13.B.146 is a note by von Brühl, dated 29 April 1789, of the difference in longitude between Slough and Windsor Castle as measured by a clock. 

BRYAN, Margaret (fl. 1815)

3 Oct. 1811, 13.B.162. 

BRYANT, John B.

31 July 1783, 13.B.163; 22 Sept. 1784, 13.B.164. 

BRYDONE, Patrick (1741–1818)

20 March 1786, 13.B.166; 29 March 1786, 1, pp. 142–43; 16 May 1786, 1, p. 144; 23 April 1793, 13.B.165. 

BUGGE, Thomas (1740–1815)

6 July 1787, 13.B.171. 

BUKATY, F.

2 Aug. 1790, 13.B.172. 

BURNEY, Charles (1726–1814)

23 Aug. 1797, 13.B.173; 21 Oct. 1797, 13.B.174; 14 Sept. 1798, 13.B.175; 2 Nov. 1798, 13.B.176; 20 June

1799, 13.B.177; 3 Sept. 1799, 13.B.178; 22 Sept. 1799, 13.B.179; 2 Nov. 1799, 13.B.180. 

CAMPBELL & ANDERSON (Shippers)

20 Nov. 1800, 13.A.4. 

CAMPER, Peter (1722–89)

24 Oct. 1785, 13.C.1. 

CARACCIOLI, Antoine

19 July 1790, 13.C.2. 

CASSINI, Jean-Dominique de, Comte de Thury (1748–1845)

4 Dec. 1784, 1, p. 127; 15 Feb. 1785, 13.C.6; 18 Dec. 1786, 1, p. 154; 15 Feb. 1787, 1, p. 155; 21 Feb. 1787, 13.C.7; 20 July 1787, 13.C.8; n.d., 13.C.9; 8 Feb. 1788, 13.C.10; 14 March 1788, 13.C.11; 6 April 1788, 13.C.12; 1 Oct. 1789, 13.C.13; 3 April 1817, 13.C.14.

Note also a copy of a communication from Cassini to the Royal Society, 12 July 1783, sent to Herschel by Banks, 13.C.5. 

CAVALLO, Tiberius (1749–1809)

17 Dec. 1787, 2.1; 1 Oct. 1790, 13.C.16; 23 May 1800, 13.C.15. 

CAVENDISH, Hon. Henry (1731–1810)

[1782], 1, p. 56 (‘Memorandum for Mr Cavendish’); 1 Jun. 1786, 13.C.17; 12 June 1786, 1, pp. 145–46; 1 Feb. 1790, 1, pp. 181–82. 

CECIL, James, first Marquess of Salisbury (1748–1823)

8 Jan. 1789, 1, pp. 170–71. 

COLLINSON, Thomas

20 Jun. 1783, 13.C.18; 5 Dec. 1794, 13.C.19; 20 Nov. 1795, 13.C.20. 

COPLAND, Patrick (1749–1822)

13 June 1790, 13.C.21. 

CORT, Richard

8 Jan. 1809, 13.C.22; Jan. 1809, 1, p. 273. 

CRICHTON, James

29 Oct. 1800, 13.C.23. 

CROCKER, Abraham (1742?–1821)

19 Jun. 1782, 13.C.24. 

CUSTANCE, R.

18 Aug. 1797, 13.C.25.

 

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