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Herschel, Sir William (1738-1822) Knight, astronomer and musician

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Surname: Herschel
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: William
Gender: Male
Date: 1738-1822
Title: Knight
Biography: ODNB link for Herschel, Sir William (1738-1822) Knight Astronomer Musician
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P166178 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P13806 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir William Herschel
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1773-1821: corresp and papers
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
2
1780-1818: papers
Royal Society
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
3
1778-90: journal and papers
Oxford University: History of Science Museum
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
4
1721-1951: family papers
University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library
NRA 19861 Univ of Texas papers

See microfilm in British L (M/588 1-7)
5
symphonies
British Library, Music Collections
6
musical compositions
University of California Library, Berkeley
See Hamer, Archives and MSS in USA 1961
7
musical treatise and compositions
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
8
1780-1805: papers
Harvard University: Houghton Library
NRA 19360 Herschel
9
1795-1825: household accounts
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
1781-1802: letters (25) to Sir Joseph Banks
See information in published source
See WR Dawson, The Banks letters, 1958
12
music manuscripts
British Library, Music Collections
13
1777-1807: letters
Huntington Library

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