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To G. J. Romanes   12 July [1875]

Summary

Discusses revisions for Variation, 2d ed.

Discusses experiments involving graft-hybrids.

Alludes to Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  12 July [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (471)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10059

From G. J. Romanes   14 July 1875

Summary

Describes experiments designed to produce graft-hybrid. Has achieved adhesion in great majority of experiments. Too early to tell what ultimate success will be.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10065

To G. J. Romanes   18 July 1875

Summary

Comments on GJR’s experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  18 July 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (472)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10076

From G. J. Romanes   20 July 1875

Summary

Looks forward to reading CD’s statements about reflex action in Insectivorous plants.

Has prepared paper ["Physiology of the nervous system of Medusae", Rep. BAAS (1876): 158–63] in which he insists on occurrence of reflex action in absence of nerves. Would like to cite CD’s authority for occurrence of reflex action in plants.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10081

To G. J. Romanes   24 September [1875]

Summary

Will propose GJR for membership in Linnean Society.

Discusses GJR’s grafting experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  24 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (476)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10168

From G. J. Romanes   29 September 1875

Summary

Sends specimens of grafted potatoes. Describes grafting experiments designed to prove possibility of graft-hybrids, and thus, Pangenesis.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 34–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10176

To G. J. Romanes   8 October 1875

Summary

CD is circulating certificate proposing GJR for membership in Linnean Society.

Discusses hybrid potatoes from Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  8 Oct 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (477)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10186

To G. J. Romanes   [4 November 1875]

Summary

Mentions his appearance before Vivisection Commission.

Discusses his plans for planting and observing the carrots sent by GJR.

Mentions views of J. S. Burdon Sanderson on graft-hybrids.

Comments on GJR’s paper ["Instinct and acquisition", Nature 12 (1875): 553–4].

[Letter incorrectly dated "Thursday 8th" by CD.] [!? shd be note not synopsis]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [4 Nov 1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (478)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10239

To G. J. Romanes   4 November 1875

Summary

Carrots have arrived; CD has potted them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  4 Nov 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (479)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10240

From G. J. Romanes   [before 4 November 1875]

Summary

Sends successful graft-hybrid of red and white carrot.

CD should correct passage in Variation explaining deformation of sternum in fowls [Variation, 2d ed., 1: 287–8].

Chapter in Variation on Pangenesis is admirable.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Nov 1875]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 42–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10249

To G. J. Romanes   17 [December 1875]

Summary

Suggests skin-grafting experiment on birds.

Discusses case of Edwin Ray Lankester; it has aroused his indignation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  17 [Dec 1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (481)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10301

From G. J. Romanes   [before 26 December 1875]

Summary

Asks to borrow Ernst Haeckel’s Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Hydromedusen (1865) [and Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Siphonophoren (1869)].

Has not been neglecting Pangenesis for Medusae.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 26 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10307

To G. J. Romanes   26 December 1875

Summary

Sends books.

Discusses GJR’s Pangenesis experiments; views of Galton on the theory.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  26 Dec 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (482)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10325

From G. J. Romanes   [c. 19 March 1876]

Summary

Thanks for copy of 2d ed. of Variation.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 19 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10421F

To G. J. Romanes   14 April 1876

Summary

Mentions receiving GJR’s paper on Medusae [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 524–31].

Will call on GJR in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (487)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10449

To G. J. Romanes   26 April [1876]

Summary

Trip to London delayed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  26 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (488)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10475

To G. J. Romanes   27 April [1876]

Summary

Will call tomorrow morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10479

To G. J. Romanes   29 April [1876]

Summary

Congratulates GJR on lecture ["The physiology of the nervous system of Medusa", Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 8 (1875–8): 166–77].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  29 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (490)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10482

To G. J. Romanes   29 May [1876]

Summary

Encloses essay by Haeckel criticising Pangenesis [Die Perigenesis der Plastidule (1876)]. Discusses Haeckel’s theory of inheritance.

Asks about the Physiological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  29 May [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (493)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10516

To G. J. Romanes   [15 June 1876 or later]

Summary

Describes discovery by his son [Francis Darwin] of protoplasmic filaments extending from small glands in the leaves of Dipsacus [see Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1877): 4–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [15 June 1876 or later]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (495)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10520
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