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To Gerard Krefft   6 December 1876

Summary

Sorry to hear of JLGK’s troubles. Cannot organise a subscription but sends £5.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  6 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10700

From Gerard Krefft   15 May 1872

Summary

Sends his article ["Review of Owen’s Cuvierian principle of palaeontology"].

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 169: 116; Darwin Pamphlet Collection, CUL, G748
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8331

To Gerard Krefft   17 July 1872

Summary

Thanks for JLGK’s article [see 8331].

CD thinks it a pity that Owen shows so little consideration for the judgment of other naturalists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  17 July 1872
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8416

From Gerard Krefft   30 December 1872

Summary

Has read CD’s latest book and will make observations for CD.

Reports on a monkey that throws things when "angry".

Explains how natives count to more than four; CD incorrect on this point.

Sends photographs of blacks.

Cicadas out in force.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 169: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8698

To Gerard Krefft   17 February 1873

Summary

Is glad JLGK has been interested in Descent.

Thanks him for his observations on monkey behaviour [see 8698]

and drawings of skulls, which CD has sent to George Busk.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  17 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8768

From Gerard Krefft   [c. 1 November 1873?]

Summary

Describes the behaviour of a pet donkey and pig.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 1 Nov 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8834

From Gerard Krefft   3 May 1873

Summary

Suggests hopping lizards may show the connection between reptiles and birds as proposed by Huxley.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8895

From Gerard Krefft   [after 12 July 1873]

Summary

JLGK’s public advocacy of Darwinism brings him into numerous arguments.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 12 July 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8959

To Gerard Krefft   12 July [1873]

Summary

Thanks JLGK for photos of natives of Queensland.

Asks if he can observe whether worms throw up castings in wet weather.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  12 July [1873]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5282)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8975

From Gerard Krefft   8 August 1873

Summary

Sends paper to be published in Sydney Mail on primitive man.

Sends lists of earth [castings] made by worms [see Earthworms, p. 127],

and a catalogue of Australian Lepidoptera.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9002

To Gerard Krefft   [September 1873]

Summary

Thanks for observations on worm-castings and for JLGK’s amusing letter.

Wants to know whether species of Eucalyptus are dichogamous. [The P.S. on Eucalyptus may be part of another letter to another correspondent.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  [Sept 1873]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828); postscript Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Special Collections, Dibner Library MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9037

From Gerard Krefft   6 September 1873

Summary

Proud of CD’s good opinion of him. He worked in a merchant’s office in Germany for many years. Emigrated to Australia as a gold-digger and took up natural history after he was 30.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9044

From Gerard Krefft   1 November 1873

Summary

Many insects visit Eucalyptus flowers as long as there is pollen to be seen. Asking his colleague, George Masters, to gather insects and flowers at Long Bay for CD.

Observations on wild New Guinea pig in captivity.

Will take CD’s advice to write a book.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9124

From Gerard Krefft   3 November 1873

Summary

Letter of introduction for Mr Bradley, an expert on spiders.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9129

From Gerard Krefft   22 October 1874

Summary

After a conflict with the Museum’s trustees, he has been brutally evicted from his home and office. Plans to leave Australia and asks CD’s help.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 169: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9694
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