WorldCat Identities

Herschel, John Mrs -1876

Overview
Works: 8 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 520 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Charts, diagrams, etc  Sources  Observations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB36.H58, 925.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Herschel
Memoir and correspondence of Caroline Herschel by John Herschel( Book )

28 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Herschel's Memoiren und Briefwechsel (1750-1848) by John Herschel( Book )

3 editions published in 1877 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoiren und Briefwechsel by Caroline Lucretia Herschel( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel by Caroline Lucretia Herschel( )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel (1876) contains the letters and diaries of the celebrated astronomer Caroline Herschel (1750–1848), edited by her niece, Mary Herschel. Caroline was born in Hanover to a musician father and an illiterate mother who did not want her daughter to be educated. However Caroline's brother William, an organist employed in Bath, persuaded their mother to allow Caroline to join him there. She left for England in 1772 to live with William, to whom she remained devoted all of her life. In Bath, William turned towards telescope-making and astronomy, to such effect that in 1781 he discovered the planet Uranus. He was appointed 'the King's astronomer' in 1782, and Caroline, trained by William, continued to work at his side as a scientist in her own right. Between them, they discovered eight comets and raised the number of recorded nebulae from a hundred to 2500
Details of the pendulum operations by James Palladio Basevi( Book )

1 edition published in 1879 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On measurements of the chemical intensity of total daylight made during the recent total eclipse of the sun [18 Aug. 1868], by Lieut. J. Herschel by Henry E Roscoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir and correspondence of Caroline Herschel. By Mrs. John Herschel. With portraits by John Herschel( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) AJM8965.0001.001
by Herschel Family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among manuscripts of Sir John Herschel's works are his writings on actinometry, astronomy, the barometer, biology, chemistry, geology, music, photography, physical optics, physics, and other subjects, as well as 37 poems he wrote between 1826 and 1842. A manuscript of one of Herschel's earliest works, Memoir on a Remarkable Application of Cote's Theorems, is present in the collection, as are notebooks from his student years. Notes from numerous chemistry experiments date from 1848 to 1870. Diaries cover the years 1820-71, while travel journals from 1809 to 1850 contain observations on tours in Italy, France, Germany, and England. Herschel's reports, notes, star charts, financial accounts, and diaries from his work at an observation point at the Cape of Good Hope are present. Reports, essays, and documents of various organizations with which Sir John was associated, including the Royal Mint (1850-55), the English Committee for the Terrestrial Magnetism Survey (1838-39), the Greenwich Observatory (1830), the Royal University Commission (1850), the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Commission on Standards of Weights and Measurements (1838-43), are also included
 
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Memoir and correspondence of Caroline HerschelMemoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel
Alternative Names
Herschel, John d. 1876 Mrs

Herschel, John, Mrs., d. 1876

Herschel, Mary Cornwallis d. 1876

Languages
English (33)

German (6)

Covers
Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel