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Caroline Lucretia Herschel
(16 Mar 1750 - 9 Jan 1848)

German-English astronomer.


Science Quotes by Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1 quote)

My dear nephew was only in his sixth year when I came to be detached from the family circle. But this did not hinder John and I from remaining the most affectionate friends, and many a half or whole holiday he was allowed to spend with me, was dedicated to making experiments in chemistry, where generally all boxes, tops of tea-canisters, pepper-boxes, teacups, &c., served for the necessary vessels, and the sand-tub furnished the matter to be analysed. I only had to take care to exclude water, which would have produced havoc on my carpet.
— Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Letter to Lady Herschel, 6 Sep 1833. Quoted in Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel (1876), 259.
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  • 16 Mar - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Herschel's birth.
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