Item 32 - Letter from John Herschel

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Letter from John Herschel


  • 17 Sept. 1838 (Creation)

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10 Hanover Terrace - JH has received a note from Lord Melbourne 'affording no day but 'when he returns to town''. JH will come up whenever WW and [George] Peacock give the signal. [Francis] Beaufort recommends waiting until Lord Minto and Wood have returned to business before any step is taken about the Cape Observatory recommendation. WW to make it absolutely clear that JH has no intention becoming President of the Royal Society.

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