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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
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