Item 17 - Letter from John Herschel

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Letter from John Herschel


  • 17 May [1829] (Creation)

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17 Nottingham Place - JH knows no one better, except Francis Baily, for the superintendence of the nautical almanac as George Airy. JH is depressed at the state of science in England: 'This is not a land where science of a high order is held in honour'. JH laments the lack of reward given to scientific talent in this country. '[William] Parry is going N.S.W and [Francis] Beaufort succeeds him as Hydrographer'.

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