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From Francis Darwin   [1 May 1876]

Summary

Good news about Frankland. Expecting burnt earth. Almost finished the Foodbodies Paper on Acacia. He and Amy are learning to use the new printing machine.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10488F

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From Francis Darwin   2 May 1876

Summary

Has read letter from Jemmy. Amy has been practicing on the printing machine. Fritz has come back from the Vicar of Orpington.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10492F

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From Francis Darwin   27 May 1876

Summary

Has had a cold. Salvia hasn't come yet. Will look for orchids tomorrow. Will send off bull's-horn acacia on Monday or Tuesday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515G

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From Francis Darwin   [29 May 1876]

Summary

The Salvia has arrived.

Has found several fly orchids coming in flower, but no Cephalanthera or Musk.

Cannot do any teazel work.

Anthelme Thozet has sent him a lot of Ophideres.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515I

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From Francis Darwin   [31 May 1876]

Summary

Has sent off Bulls Horn to Kew; has sent hamper to CD; is preparing drawings for his presentation at the Linnean Society; asks after William, and hopes to be able to come to visit.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [31 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10517F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [28 May 1876]

Summary

Reports his discovery of the behaviour of protoplasm in teasel cells.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515J

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To Francis Darwin   30 [May 1876]

Summary

Discusses FD’s observations on the protrusion of protoplasmic masses by cells of the teasel. Suggests analogy with amoeba. "I would work at this subject if I were you, to the point of death."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 [May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10517

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To Francis Darwin   [1 May 1876]

Summary

Expresses his pride in FD, whose article ["On the structure of the snail’s heart", J. Anat. Physiol. 10 (1876): 506–10] was highly praised by G. H. Lewes.

Lewes has also been quoting FD’s letter in Nature [13 (1876): 384–5] on pycrotoxine in relation to the vivisection controversy.

Was introduced to James Sully, author of the article in Mind on Wilhelm Wundt ["Physiological psychology in Germany", 1 (1876): 20–43]

and Sensation and intuition (1874) [see 10320], by "Mrs Lewes" (George Eliot).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10489A

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   19 May 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 May 1876
Classmark:  International Autograph Auctions (dealers) (8 June 2013, lot 625)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10510F

Matches: 1 hit

To G. H. Darwin   2 May [1876]

Summary

Comments on the reaction of geologists to GHD’s work on elevation of continents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 May [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10493

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To Nature   6 May [1876]

Summary

Reports seeing flowers of wild cherry bitten off in same manner as primroses [see 9418 and 9444]. In this case it was done by a squirrel, though birds also bite the flowers of the cherry-tree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  6 May [1876]
Classmark:  Nature, 11 May 1876, p. 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10498

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From G. H. Darwin   1 May 1876

Summary

Writes of his "geo-mathematical" work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10489

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From William Jackson   [24–8?] May [1876?]

Summary

CD’s servant submits estimate for work to be done on pantry.

Author:  William Jackson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24–8?] May [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10487

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From Thomas Laxton   2 May 1876

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Summary

Responds to CD’s query as to the duration of crossed varieties of peas. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 305.]

Author:  Thomas Laxton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 159–63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10491

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To Edward Frankland   3 May 1876

Summary

His samples of earth have been sent for analysis. EF has saved CD and his son from wasted experimenting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  3 May 1876
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10495A

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To Otto Zacharias   10 May 1876

Summary

Promises to send sheets of his new book [Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  10 May 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.492)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10502

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To Auguste Daubrée?   13 May [1876]

Summary

AD’s memoir [see 10504] has arrived at last.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gabriel-Auguste (Auguste) Daubrée
Date:  13 May [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 371
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10505

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To Ernst Haeckel   14 May 1876

Summary

Book [Webb and Berthelot] has reached CD.

Sorry EH dissents from Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  14 May 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 38 [9891])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10506

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From Ebenezer Norman   18 May 1876

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Sends his copies of CD’s MS of Cross and self-fertilisation and calls attention to errors in addition.

Author:  Ebenezer Norman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10509

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From James Paget   30 May 1876

Summary

Instructs CD that his son [William] should take a holiday following his concussion.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.9: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10518

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