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From Thomas Belt   17 October 1875

Summary

Reports observations of T. C. Renshaw on how some flowers of the Tritoma catch bees and other insects. Thinks it may be a contrivance against unbidden visitors, as insects caught are not consumed.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10203

From Thomas Belt   [before 18] January 1877

Summary

TB is seeking a Government grant through the Royal Society so that he can give up his business and pursue his work on the glacial period; wants CD to support him with a note to Hooker.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18] Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10761

To Thomas Belt   18 January 1877

Summary

Thinks it would be a serious mistake for TB to give up his profession. How the Royal Society will distribute funds is as yet very uncertain, and CD feels that TB may well receive no support as his proposal is too theoretical.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  18 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 143: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10804

From Thomas Belt   20 January 1877

Summary

Thanks for CD’s frank criticism of his views.

Hooker advises him to apply for aid to work out glaciation between Pyrenees and Alps.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10806

From Thomas Belt   12 January 1867

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Summary

MS essay "On esculent fruits" [apparently enclosed in a missing letter].

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 47: 181–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5359

To Thomas Belt   15 January [1867]

Summary

Comments on MS on seed distribution sent by TB.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5364

To Thomas Belt   6 January [1868]

Summary

Asks about expression of emotion among Negroes and American Indians in Nicaragua. Queries enclosed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  6 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6546

From Thomas Belt   2 August 1873

Summary

Sends extracts, from his forthcoming book [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)], about the secretion by plants of honey to attract the protection of ants. Invites CD’s comments.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8995

To Thomas Belt   [7 August 1873]

Summary

Discusses utility of plant secretions to ants.

Will read TB’s book when published [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  [7 Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8998

From Thomas Belt   28 July 1874

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Summary

Has observed in his garden hive-bees using the holes bored at the base of flowers by humble-bees.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C58–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9572

To Thomas Belt   31 July 1874

Summary

Comments on bees.

Praises TB’s The naturalist in Nicaragua.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  31 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9578

To Thomas Belt   3 December [1874]

Summary

Invites TB to visit. Wants to make his acquaintance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  3 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9742

To Thomas Belt   24 February 1875

Summary

Will not come to London for some weeks. Hopes to make TB’s acquaintance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  24 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 143: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9870

To Thomas Belt   31 March [1875]

Summary

Has just come to London. Invites TB to luncheon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  31 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9906

From Thomas Belt   3 April 1875

Summary

Sends reference to Codrington paper on gravels ["The superficial deposits of the south of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 26 (1870): 3–28]. Comments on local gravels in railway cutting and the violent agency of their removal from hills.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9912
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