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Herschel, Sir William, 1738-1822 (astronomer)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Professor Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black , 26 June 1792

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Identifier: Coll-16/III/243-244
Scope and Contents Letter from Professor Patrick Wilson, Glasgow College to Joseph Black, 26 June 1792. The letter is about Herschel's tour of the West of England etc, and General Thomaszewski hoping that Black may obtain introductions for them in Edinburgh. Wilson states that he has received one of Herschel's telescopes.
Dates: 26 June 1792

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll, 1 March 1865

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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 580-581
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll regarding the velocity of light and the effects that has on the temperature of the earth during the glacial period. He mentions the theories of Foucault, Le Verrier and Legrange, 1 March 1865.
Dates: 1 March 1865