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To CD’s executors & other children   20 December 1881

Summary

Has promised to pay Hooker about £250 annually "for the formation of a perfect MS catalogue of all known plants [Index Kewensis]".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Darwin, C. R.’s executors; Darwin children
Date:  20 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR (CD library—Index Kewensis tom. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13570

From W. E. Darwin   [24 April or 1 May 1881]

Summary

Sends observations of wormcasts at Malvern. Describes stay at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1881 or 1 May 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13141G

Notes on marriage [after 7 Apr 1838]

Summary

Published as an appendix to vol. 2 of the Correspondence; see http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/darwins-notes-on-marriage. Considers his options for the future. Debates marriage and the best place to live. Feels the need for experiment and direct observation which would be difficult living in London; he "could not go on as Lyell does correcting & adding up new information to old train".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10:
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-409

Notes on marriage [July 1838]

Summary

Debates with himself the pros and cons of marriage. Considers plans for future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-420

CD’s notes arising from conversations with J. D. Hooker 8 December 1844

Summary

[Notes on conversations with J. D. Hooker.] Geographical distribution; diffusion and distribution of species. Island and mountain floras; means of migration (high-roads, icebergs).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1844
Classmark:  DAR 100: 35–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-798

From Emma and Charles Darwin   13 May 1865

Summary

CD and ED bequeath an annuity of £50 to J. Parslow [the Darwins’ butler].

Author:  Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4832

From a lady [before 17 July 1875]

Summary

Reports the possible extinction of the Macartney Rose.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 July 1875]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle 17 July 1875, p. 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10070F

To ? 18 August 1875

Summary

Thanks for the photographs of disks of stone, but not to trouble to send casts, as he will not work on expression again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10124F

To Librarian   27 October [1846 or 1848?]

Summary

Orders Andrew Knight’s paper ["An account of some experiments on the fecundation of vegetables", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (1799): 195–204] and J. E. Gray’s book [Gleanings from the menagerie and aviary at Knowsley Hall (1846)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian
Date:  27 Oct 1846 or 27 Oct 1848
Classmark:  University of Michigan Library, Department of rare books and special collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1013

To ?   23 September [1875–6?]

Summary

Encloses a photograph and [?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Sept 1875 or 23 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Remember When Auctions (dealers) (26 February 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10167F

To ?   24 October [1876]

Summary

Asks his correspondent to thank Prof. Reichenbach for his kindness. A plant was discovered in flower at Kew, and he was able to examine the doubtful point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (June 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10221F

To ?   1 November [1877–9]

Summary

Asks to be sent Dr. Frank’s Die Natur: wagerechte Richtung von Pflanzentheilen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Nov 1877 or 1 Nov 1878 or 1 Nov 1879
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (November 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10234F

To ?   [after 11 December 1875]

Summary

Strongly disapproves of the blackballing of Edwin Ray Lankester by the Linnean Society. States the reasons for his disapproval and hopes they will be considered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 11 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10296

From Nemo   [1876?]

Summary

A believer in evolution seeks to convince CD that a spiritual creative force, rather than natural selection, explains its operation.

Author:  Nemo
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10333

To [?]   [1876 or later?]

Summary

Complies with correspondent’s request; encloses photographs of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876 or later?]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10339

To ?   3 February 1876

Summary

Sends autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (19 March 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10378

To ?   15 February 1876

Summary

Thanks correspondent for present of book [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10393

To ?   25 February 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (Palsbo Ac, sp. 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10410

To ? 21 March 1876

Summary

Thanks for sending the impressions of the gems, but, because CD is ignorant of archaeology, the recipient should not send one for inspection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10423F

To Nature   6 May [1876]

Summary

Reports seeing flowers of wild cherry bitten off in same manner as primroses [see 9418 and 9444]. In this case it was done by a squirrel, though birds also bite the flowers of the cherry-tree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  6 May [1876]
Classmark:  Nature, 11 May 1876, p. 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10498
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