References for John Herschel

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  1. D S Evans, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830901974.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9040234/Sir-John-Herschel-1st-Baronet

Books:

  1. G Buttmann, The Shadow of the Telescope : a biography of John Herschel (New York, 1970).
  2. A M Clerke, The Herschels and Modern Astronomy (1895).
  3. D G King-Hele (ed.), John Herschel 1792-1871 : A bicentennial commemoration (London, 1992).
  4. H Macpherson, Herschel (1919).

Articles:

  1. W J Ashworth, Memory, efficiency, and symbolic analysis : Charles Babbage, John Herschel, and the industrial mind, Isis 87 (4) (1996), 629-653.
  2. W J Ashworth, The calculating eye : Baily, Herschel, Babbage and the business of astronomy, British J. Hist. Sci. 27 (95) (4) (1994), 409-441.
  3. A M Clerke, Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Dictionary of National Biography XXVI (London, 1891), 263-268.
  4. A Chapman, An occupation for an independent gentleman : astronomy in the life of John Herschel, Vistas Astronom. 36 (1) (1993), 71-116.
  5. S Moore, A newly-discovered letter of J F W Herschel concerning the Plumian Professorship, J. Hist. Astronom. 25 (2) (1994), 142-143.
  6. Obituary of Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Proceedings of the Royal Society 20 (1872), xvii-xxiii.
  7. C A Ronan, John Herschel (1792-1871), Endeavour 16 (1992), 178-181.
  8. P J Turvey, Sir John Herschel and the abandonment of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1, Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 45 (2) (1991), 165-176.
  9. M V Wilkes, Herschel, Peacock, Babbage and the development of the Cambridge curriculum, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 44 (1990), 205-219.

JOC/EFR July 1999

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