Sir John F. W.(John Frederick William) Herschel correspondence, [n.d.]


Date: n.d. | Size: 37 microfilm_reel(s), 10,058 items


Most of this collection is original letters and drafts of Herschel's replies, with some miscellaneous papers other than letters. There are about 400 letters between Herschel and Charles Babbage.

Background note

John F. W. Herschel was a British astronomer.

Collection Information

Physical description

10,058 items on 37 microfilm reels.


Purchased from the Royal Society of London (£300) and accessioned, 10/15/1974 (1974 1248mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Royal Society of London, England.

Indexing Terms

Personal Name(s)

  • Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
  • Herschel, John F. W., Sir (John Frederick William), 1792-1871


  • Astronomy.