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Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871) 1st Baronet, astronomer

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Surname: Herschel
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: John Frederick William
Gender: Male
Date: 1792-1871
Title: 1st Baronet
Biography: ODNB link for Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871), 1st Baronet astronomer
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P166210 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P13805 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1721-1951: family papers
University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library
NRA 13677 Herschel

See microfilm in British L (M/588 1-7)
2
1812-71: corresp and papers
Royal Society
NRA 8803
3
1816-71: corresp and papers
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
4
1810-66: corresp, notebooks and papers
Harvard University: Houghton Library
NRA 19360 Herschel

See NUC MS 81-544
5
scientific letters and papers, incl drafts of published articles
Cambridge University: St John's College Library
NRA 44132
6
notebook
Science Museum Library and Archives
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
7
1840-42: corresp and papers rel to photography
Oxford University: Museum of the History of Science
NRA 9532 Oxford scientific
8
1831: geological notebook rel to Isle of Wight
British Geological Survey Archives
See Accessions to repositories 1980
9
1832-86: corresp, accounts and papers
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
10
visitors book
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 20623
11
1830-38: corresp and papers rel to education in Cape Colony
University of Cape Town Libraries
See Handlist of MSS, part 1
12
poems and misc papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
13
1859: papers rel to a pew in Upton parish church, Bucks
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 3576 Bucks RO misc
14
notes on chemistry and accoustics (microfilm)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
15
1835-70: corresp with Sir George Airy
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 22822 Greenwich Observator
16
1819-70: corresp with Charles Babbage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
17
1865: poem addressed to Lady Bell
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS... Natural History Museum (1995)
18
1832-59: letters (39) to James Forbes
St Andrews University Library
NRA 13132
19
1833-65: letters (41) to Sir William Rowan Hamilton
Trinity College Dublin
NRA 20076 Hamilton
20
1822-48: letters from Caroline Herschel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
21
1843-48: letters to Sir William Hooker
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
22
1836-68: letters to Sir Charles Lyell
American Philosophical Society Library
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
23
1829-64: letters to Sir RI Murchison
Geological Society of London
NRA 28354 Geological Soc
24
1838-52: letters (19) to Sir Roderick Murchison
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
25
1843-67: letters (12) to Earl of Rosse
Birr Castle Archives
NRA 25548 Parsons
26
1838-52: letters to Sir Edward Sabine
The National Archives
27
1827-38: letters (17) to Admiral WH Smyth
American Philosophical Society Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
28
1826-73: corresp with Mary Somerville
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 9423
29
1828-70: letters to Sir George Stokes etc
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 20700 Stokes
30
1839-68: letters to Fox Talbot
Science Museum Library and Archives
NRA 28459
31
letters (50) to John Tyndall
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
32
1817-66: letters (137) to William Whewell
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
NRA 8804

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