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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 G. H. Darwin   [after 8 January 1876]

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Provides CD with a method of obtaining a numerical ratio that expresses the superiority in heights of crossed plants to self-fertilised plants.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 144–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10349

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From W. E. Darwin   [before 29 January 1876?]

Summary

Purchases cigarettes for CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Jan 1876?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10366F

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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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From W. E. Darwin   20 April [1876]

Summary

Sends a pamphlet for FD and Ruck, who did not turn up for breakfast.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10458F

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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 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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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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  • … Hanaford, P. A. C. Darwin, C. R. …

To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Is sure mathematical discussion of elevation of continents will be valued by geologists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480

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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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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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From G. H. Darwin   25 April 1876

Summary

Is elated by his work on the alteration in the earth’s axis and the displacement of the poles. [See 10689.]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10472

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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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From Nemo   [1876?]

Summary

A believer in evolution seeks to convince CD that a spiritual creative force, rather than natural selection, explains its operation.

Author:  Nemo
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10333

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From Margaret Frankland’s diary   30 [April 1876]

Summary

[Entry describing a Sunday morning call [see 10480a] during which CD witnessed the behaviour of a bullfinch and a canary in eating parts of some primroses and cowslips.]

Author:  Margaret Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 [Apr 1876]
Classmark:  Mrs Bucknall (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485A

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  • … Frankland, Margaret Darwin, C. R. …

To Édouard Heckel   31 December 1876

Summary

Would be honoured to have Cross and self fertilisation translated into French by EH; he has written to his French publisher, Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald.

EH’s notes will add interest and he would like to read them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10739F

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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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  • … Steenstrup, Japetus Darwin, C. R. …

From George Cross   4 October 1876

Summary

Drosera plants grown with insects excluded have developed normally.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 268
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10630

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To Otto Zacharias   5 October [1876]

Summary

The sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation will be sent to OZ as they become ready.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  5 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/03)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10632

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