Reference numberMS/583
Previous numbersMS 583, MS 584, MS 585, MS 586
TitleCopy diaries of John Frederick William Herschel
CreatorHerschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871) Mathematician and Astronomer
DescriptionFamily transcriptions of original diaries kept by Sir John Herschel. Early volumes are occasionally endorsed by his son, Sir William James Herschel, who succeeded as 2nd baronet and by the transcriber, Louisa Gordon. With an index of names by Louisa Gordon.

There are a few gaps in the coverage of the diaries, with no copies for 1856, 1859
Extent37 volumes
Physical descriptionOn paper
ArrangementChronological by year.
Access statusOpen
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView