|Title||Letter from Edward Sabine, Woolwich, to Sir John Herschel|
|Date||3 March 1848|
|Description||On the Presidency of the Royal Society.|
Sabine and Charles Lyell were deputed by the Council of the Royal Society to contact Herschel, and ask him to accept the nomination to succeed Lord Northampton as President of the Royal Society.
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|NA8238||Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer||1792 - 1871|