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To ?   21 March 1876

Summary

Thanks for sending the impressions of the gems, but, because CD is ignorant of archaeology, the recipient should not send one for inspection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10423F

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To W. E. Darwin   8 March [1876]

Summary

Sends some cash to help WED with moving expenses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416

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From G. H. Darwin   [after 28 March 1876]

Summary

Personal news – is unwell.

Mentions "Twin-papers" ["Short notes on heredity, etc., in twins", J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 324–9] sent by Galton.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10242

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From H. C. Sorby   22 March 1876

Summary

Discusses chemical tests for the detection of glucose and cane-sugar in solution.

Author:  Henry Clifton Sorby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10425

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To Francis Galton   2 March [1876]

Summary

Sends signed enclosure.

FG will hear of germination of peas in a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  2 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/157)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10413

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To E. A. Strasburger   9 March 1876

Summary

Thanks for EAS’s paper, translated from its original German, Sur la formation et la division des cellules (Strasburger 1876a).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  9 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416F

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From Lawson Tait   26 March [1876]

Summary

Cat born tailless as a consequence of a spina bifida.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10429

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From Lawson Tait   27 March [1876]

Summary

Regrowth of amputated digits is a capacity possessed by the new-born but rapidly lost.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10431

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To Henry Edwards   1 March [1876]

Summary

Comments on paper by HE [see 10328].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Edwards
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.486)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10411

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From Lawson Tait   1 March 1876

Summary

Regrowth of an amputated extra thumb.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10412

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To Lawson Tait   2 March 1876

Summary

Thanks RLT for his letter. CD took much trouble over his two cases [regrowth of amputated supernumerary digits, in Variation] but the evidence was shaky.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  2 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 147: 527
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10414

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To Lawson Tait   28 March 1876

Summary

James Paget’s scepticism about regrowth of digits. Suggests RLT experiment with amputation of digits, both extra and normal, of kittens and fowls. Fears they will fail to regrow, but, if regrowth is proved, it will be an important discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Roy Davids Ltd (dealer) (1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10434

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From J. C. E. Kollmann   19 March 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Variation in name of Anthropologische Gesellschaft, Munich.

Dr Born has demonstrated that all Batrachia and their relatives the Anura have six toes.

Sends short paper on intelligence of cephalopods ["Die Cephalopoden in der zoologischen Station des Dr Dohrn", Z. Wiss. Zool. 26 (1876): 1–23].

Author:  Julius Constantin Ernst Kollmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 169: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10421

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To Lawson Tait   25 March [1876]

Summary

RLT’s two articles in Spectator [4 Mar and 25 Mar 1876] greatly honour CD.

Tait has made a good point about "Survival of the Fittest".

Dr Rudinger’s extensive inquiries show that all eminent German surgeons are unanimous about non-growth of extra digit after amputation.

J. Kollmann has written regretting CD has given up atavism and extra digits [in 2d ed. of Variation]; gives new evidence of a rudimentary sixth digit in batrachians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  25 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10428

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To Axel Blytt   28 March 1876

Summary

Thanks AB for his paper on the Norwegian flora ["Forsög til en Theori om Invandringen af Norges Flora", Nyt Mag. Naturvidensk. 21 (1876): 279–362]. Appears to CD to be the most important contribution towards understanding the present distribution of plants since Edward Forbes’s essay on the effects of the glacial period ["On the connexion between the distribution of existing fauna and flora of the British Isles and the geological changes which have affected their area", Mem. Geol. Surv. Engl. & Wales 1 (1846): 336–432].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Axel Gudbrand (Axel) Blytt
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10433

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To J. H. Gilbert   [before 9 March 1876]

Summary

Thanks for advice concerning preparation of soil for experiments. Will order the salts. Asks about burning soil or washing it with acid.

Thanks for invitation. His son [Francis] would like to inspect JHG’s plots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Date:  [before 9 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10376

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From J. H. Gilbert   9 March 1876

Summary

Sends advice on preparing and washing soil in preparation for CD’s experiments.

Author:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416G

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From J. G. Fenwick   17 March 1876

Summary

Recounts family trait of excessive orderliness

and the behaviour of his dog.

Author:  John George Fenwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10418

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To J. G. Fenwick   19 March 1876

Summary

"The longer I live the more I come to believe in inheritance. I have some ""orderlings"" in my own composition, and I wish I had transmitted more of it to my own offspring."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John George Fenwick
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Rare and Special Books Collection of the University Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10420

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To J. V. Carus   23 March 1876

Summary

Clarifies a passage [in Coral reefs, 2d ed. (1874)], which JVC had questioned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  23 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 141–142)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10426

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