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From Michael Foster   18 January 1882

Summary

Responds to CD’s query about the sensitivity of plants in light and darkness and Julius Wiesner’s assumptions [in Das Bewegungsvermögen der Pflanzen (1881)].

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 106: D20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13623

To Michael Foster   16 April 1871

Summary

Encloses two questions he hopes MF can answer: the mechanism of transmission by nerves; and the mechanism by which contemplating part of our body, we become conscious of its existence

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  16 Apr 1871
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 1/16); DAR 195.1: 11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7689G

From Michael Foster   4 June [1871]

Summary

Sends answers to CD’s queries on expression.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 162, DAR 195.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7800

To Michael Foster   6 June [1871]

Summary

Comments on MF’s "little essay" [see 7800].

Invites him to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  6 June [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.419)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7803

From Michael Foster   25 June 1871

Summary

Regrets he cannot get to Queen Anne Street, but intends to come to Down.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7831

To Michael Foster   26 June [1871]

Summary

Invites MF to visit.

Asks where he can obtain curare for plant experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  26 June [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.400)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7832

From Michael Foster   [26 June 1871]

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Summary

Has arranged to send CD a bottle of urari [curare]. Describes its effect with strychnine.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 June 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 141–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7834

To Michael Foster   29 [June 1871]

Summary

Thanks him for curare.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  29 [June 1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.401)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7837

From Michael Foster   20 September 1871

Summary

Offers his services for the future.

Working hard at establishing physiology at Cambridge.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7957

From Michael Foster   7 April [1874]

Summary

Is organising an appeal for the Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9396

To Michael Foster   23 April [1874]

Summary

Approves of proof [of subscription appeal for Dohrn’s Naples station]. Suggests names.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  23 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 4: 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9425

To Michael Foster   25 April [1874]

Summary

Has received circulars, and contributions from Lyell and George Busk [for Naples biological station].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  25 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 4: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9427

From Michael Foster   [before 9 May 1874]

Summary

Encloses a report on state of appeal for Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 May 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9448

To Michael Foster   9 May [1874]

Summary

CD is rather disappointed by the money raised for Dohrn. Had hoped for £700–800.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Michael Foster
Date:  9 May [1874]
Classmark:  Michael Silverman (dealer): (January 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9452

From Michael Foster   17 June [1874]

Summary

Encloses a report on current status of the appeal for Naples Zoological Station.

Shark embryology.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9498

From Michael Foster   30 January 1875

Summary

Account of the fund to help Anton Dohrn’s zoological station at Naples.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 215/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9835F

To John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874]

Summary

Circular requesting recipients to sign an enclosed [missing] statement [relating to appeal for Naples Zoological Station] if they approve of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Philip Lutley Sclater; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; William Benjamin Carpenter; Michael Foster
Date:  [7 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9384
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