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From Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]

Summary

Has got a dodge to see protoplasm in Drosera in dead state. Comes to Hopedene with Amy tomorrow. his paper went off well.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526F

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From Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Has examined sections of teasel in putrid meat infusion and ammonia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515H

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From A. R. Wallace   7 June 1876

Summary

Comments on CD’s criticism of Geographical distribution.

Plans to sell his house.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: B124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10535

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To Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Comments on FD’s discovery – "if it so proves". It will be important to see whether the protoplasm oozes through the cell-walls [of Dipsacus] or whether it can be withdrawn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10525

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To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]

Summary

Looks to FD’s "grand discovery" as almost certain. Suggests observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526

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To G. H. Darwin   [4 June 1876]

Summary

Is determined not to believe in GHD’s astronomical work until J. C. Adams accepts it, for he would be so disappointed if it breaks down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [4 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10530

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To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

CD thanks the editor of a picture book "for … the photographs of your striking pictures, & for the honour which you have done me by the introduction of my name and likeness into one of them".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (24 and 25 November 1981)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537

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To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

Thanks for his interesting essay on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  Alexander Historical Auctions (dealers) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537F

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From G. H. Darwin   1 June 1876

Summary

Greatly excited by the astronomical implications of his work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10522

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To G. H. Darwin   2 June [1876]

Summary

Further comments on GHD’s work on the influence of geological changes on the earth’s axis.

Frank [Francis Darwin] has made a fine zoological discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10528

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From G. H. Darwin   20 June 1876

Summary

Comments on an address by William Thomson (‘On the rigidity of the earth’?), which is about the same problem that GHD is working on. Is confident Thomson has overlooked some points.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10541

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To Edward Frankland   [before 6 June 1876]

Summary

Requests chemical analysis of sample of both natural and burnt soil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  [before 6 June 1876]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10533A

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From Edward Frankland   [before 6 June 1876]

Summary

Sends analysis of burnt and unburnt samples.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 June 1876]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10533F

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To Edward Frankland   6 June [1876]

Summary

Gratitude for the invaluable assistance. Is disappointed that natural soil is richer than burnt. Problem of securing sufficient chemically pure soil to test growth of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  6 June [1876]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10534A

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To S. A. Cecil   8 June 1876

Summary

Thanks for kindness in organising special train for Caroline Sarah Wedgwood when she was taken ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sackville Arthur Cecil
Date:  8 June 1876
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (7 June 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10535H

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To the editor of The Times   23 June 1876

Summary

Forwards for publication an article by Dr Richardson [apparently not published] showing the necessity of experiments on living animals. Hopes it will make women, "who from the tenderness of their hearts and from their profound ignorance are the most vehement opponents of all such experiments", pause.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Times
Date:  23 June 1876
Classmark:  The Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin (The Times (London, England) collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10546

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To Bruno Schreiber   [after 24 June 1876]

Summary

Doubts Christian Radenhausen’s cosmological views are based on fact.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bruno Schreiber
Date:  [after 24 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 63v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10549

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To John Tyndall   5 June [1876]

Summary

CD has quite given up the marine theory [of Glen Roy] and has accepted glacier lakes. "Nothing makes me gnash my teeth so much as that confounded paper of mine." It is a lesson "never in science to infer one explanation is right because no other one seems possible".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  5 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 25 (EH 88205963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10532

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To August Weismann   [17 June 1876 or later]

Summary

Comments on Weismann’s remarks on the possibility of sexual selection in the genus Daphnia.

A. R. Wallace has published paper giving up sexual selection [Review of St George Jackson Mivart’s Lessons from nature, as manifested in mind and matter.] in Academy, 10 and 17 June 1876, pp. 587–8.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  [17 June 1876 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 346
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10335

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To William Bowman   1 June [1876]

Summary

Regrets he cannot hear lecture by F. C. Donders.

Hopes to see WB before he returns home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  1 June [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10521

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