Item 87 - Letter from John Herschel

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Letter from John Herschel


  • 23 May 1851 (Creation)

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Hind [John Russell Hind] and Bishop [George Bishop] are delighted with WW's 'name Eviene (vulgo Irene) for the new planet'.

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      JRH was supervisor to GB at his amateur observatory at Regents Park and spent 9 years searching for small planets - he 'discovered' 10 asteroids.

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