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To E. R. Lankester   9 July 1879

Summary

Asks that authoress be thanked for poem. Enjoyed poetry in old days; now cannot read a line.

Delighted that ERL will find time for original investigations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  9 July 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.565)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12140

To E. R. Lankester   6 May [1880]

Summary

Hopes that Lankester will come stay next Sunday. Clark, Galton and Moseley will also be there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  6 May [1880]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12596F

To E. R. Lankester   13 October [1881]

Summary

Says that salt water kills earthworms.

Interested in ERL’s study of worm anatomy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  13 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13396

To E. R. Lankester   31 October 1881

Summary

Testimonial for ERL, who is a candidate for the Chair of Natural History in Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  31 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13446

To Edwin Ray Lankester   25 June 1869

Summary

Testimonial letter for ERL, praising his ability, knowledge, and zeal for science.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  25 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6803

To Edwin Ray Lankester   15 March [1870]

Summary

CD much interested by ERL’s book [On comparative longevity (1870)]. Is pleased to find ERL refers to CD’s "despised child" Pangenesis, and is also pleased how thoroughly ERL appreciates Herbert Spencer, a philosopher perhaps equal to any that has lived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  15 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7135

To E. R. Lankester   22 March [1871]

Summary

Asks for photograph of pointed ear of ERL’s friend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  22 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 30, LL 3: 138, 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7612

From E. R. Lankester   17 April [1871]

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Summary

Has had Hinrich Nitsche’s pointed ear photographed. Nitsche also has photographed the ear of a foetal orang. [See Descent 1: 21–3.]

Author:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 87: 39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7693

To E. R. Lankester   15 April [1873]

Summary

Discusses error in CD’s calculation of natural increase of elephants.

Includes extract from Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  15 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8287
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