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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 It will be important to see whether the protoplasm oozes through the cell-walls [of Dipsacus] or whether it can be withdrawn.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 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   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   [before 22 July 1876]

Summary

Asks FD to write on his behalf and say that he is unwilling to join a deputation [on vivisection] and that he believes in the need to protect physiology as well as lower animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 22 July 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10747

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To Francis Darwin   [c. December 1876]

Summary

Asks for details of dimorphism in Sethia from Thwaites, Enumeratio plantarum Zeylaniae [1864]. [See Forms of flowers, p. 122.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10762

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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

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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   8 October [1876]

Summary

Sends an article for FD.

Is glad he is able to work on his teasel paper [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1878): 4–8]; suggests some observations FD could make.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  8 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10635

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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 Francis Darwin   2 October [1876]

Summary

Thanks FD for corrections [to Orchids (1877)].

Thinks Johann von Fischer’s paper on monkeys’ rumps [Der Zoologische Garten 17 (1876): 116–27, 174–9] worth translating, and he intends to write a letter on it to Nature [Collected papers 2: 207–11].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10629

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To W. E. Darwin   [before 30 November 1876]

Summary

Is working at dimorphic plants;

is astonished at WED’s labour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 30 November 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5771

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To ?   21 December 1876

Summary

Sends his signature

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10728F

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To ?   3 February 1876

Summary

Sends autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (19 March 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10378

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To ?   25 February 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (Palsbo Ac, sp. 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10410

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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 ?   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

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From W. E. Darwin   27 October [1876]

Summary

Discussing a purchase of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11212F

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From W. E. Darwin   30 November [1876]

Summary

Pleased to hear about GHD’s paper at the Royal Society.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11260F

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To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Sends Mind. Henry Sidgwick’s article ["The theory of evolution in its application to practice", Mind 1 (1876): 52–67] is so clear it makes CD feel "a muddle-headed man". But he disagrees with Sidgwick on the origin of morality within tribes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10478

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