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To Francis Darwin   16 September [1876]

Summary

Forwards chapter [of Orchids (1877)] for correction.

Sadness at the death of Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10604

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To Francis Darwin   25 September [1876]

Summary

FD’s corrections for Orchids [1877] are all very good and useful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10617

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To Francis Darwin   [28 September 1876]

Summary

Sends [unidentified] volume for FD.

Ferdinand Cohn is coming to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10623

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To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10596

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To Francis Darwin   20 September [1876]

Summary

Suggests German works worth translating.

Is glad FD is keeping busy; he has worked excellently on proof-sheets [of Orchids (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  20 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10611

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To Francis Darwin   27 [September 1876]

Summary

Sends last chapter of Orchids [1877] for revision.

Has some articles that might interest FD.

Has invited Ferdinand Cohn and his wife to Down but hopes they will not come.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  27 [Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10621

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To W. E. Darwin   29 September [1876]

Summary

Discusses the purchase of some land;

plans to visit Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10625

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From P. A. Hanaford   3 September 1876

Summary

PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Author:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10588

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From W. E. Darwin   28 September [1876]

Summary

Recommends that CD buy a plot of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622F

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To W. E. Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Reports the death of Francis’ wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10593

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To John Price   8 September [1876–80?]

Summary

Kind of JP to send notes on horses, but will not write on subject again.

Erasmus Darwin has not left his house for three years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  8 Sept [1876-80]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13836

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From Japetus Steenstrup   [after 11 September 1876]

Summary

Thanks CD for sending a photograph.

Author:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632G

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To G. S. Ffinden   5 September 1876

Summary

Sends £25 subscription, though he is not a churchman.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  5 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 11 (EH 88206063)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10590

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From Hermann Müller   4 September 1876

Summary

Bombus mastrucatus, an alpine bee, conforms to his observations that B. terrestris breaks open the flowers of Trifolium pratense. However, in the Alps, B. terrestris does not behave this way.

Gentiana species are adapted to lepidopteran cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10589

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To Japetus Steenstrup   11 September 1876

Summary

Thanks JS for three essays. Has read with great interest the essay on the basking shark ["Sur les appareils tamiseurs ou fanons branchiaux du Pélerin", Kjo|benhaven Oversigt (1873): 47–66]. The explanation that the comb-like structures are of the nature of teeth is a "most wonderful case".

Sends his photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to); Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10594

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To Ernst Haeckel   16 September 1876

Summary

Discusses death of his daughter-in-law

and possible visit by EH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  16 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 40 [9893])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10601

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To George King   19 September 1876

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Summary

Would like to see the pigeons, though he is not likely to work on the subject again. When he hears from Dr Scully, he will present them to the British Museum.

Has not had time to use the information about earthworms yet, but hopes to use it in about a year’s time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  19 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 185: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10610F

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To G. H. Darwin   [after 4 September 1876]

Summary

Has received a baffling article on God, immortality, and socialism under a Darwinian point of view.

Clerk Maxwell has disagreed with CD on molecular calculations in relation to Pangenesis in Encyclopaedia Britannica article ["Atom", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. (1875) 3: 36–49].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10338

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From Thomas Seare   18 September 1876

Summary

Describes example of instinctive behaviour in new-born leveret.

Cites experiment in which rabbit breathed vapour of nitrite of amyl.

Suggests that change in terrestrial atmosphere is responsible for evolution from scales to fur or feathers.

Author:  Thomas Seare
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10607

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To Rudolf Schmid   25 September 1876

Summary

Thanks for RS’s work [Die Darwin’schen Theorien und ihre Stellung zur Philosophie, Religion und Moral (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Rudolf Schmid
Date:  25 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 147: 427
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10616

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