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To George Cross   6 October [1876]

Summary

CD is much interested in a change in Drosera reported by GC, but "rather doubts" exclusion of insects can have caused it; would like to see the plant and suggests sending it to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cross
Date:  6 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10633

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From George Cross   9 October 1876

Summary

Sending specimens of Drosera grown without insects.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10636

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From George Henslow   20 October 1876

Summary

Asks whether CD’s conclusions on cross- and self-fertilising plants agree with his own as set out in a notice in Nature [14 (1876): 543–4].

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10646

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From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sends Drosera plants and details of treatment that led them to form normal leaves when grown without insects.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10650

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From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sending Drosera plants by post instead of rail because they are rotting.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10651

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To Gustav Jäger   23 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for a copy of GJ’s Zoologische Briefe (Jäger 1876).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav Jäger
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Frau Dr Hildegard Jaeger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10651F

Matches: 1 hit

From George Henslow   24 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation] and information on protandry and protogyny.

Health better, but paralysis lingers.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10652

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To August Weismann   13 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for present of Studien [zur Descendenz-Theorie, vol. 2 (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  13 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10670

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From Horace Pearce   16 November 1876

Summary

Asks advice on transplanting insectivorous plants.

Author:  Horace Pearce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 174: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10675

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From Charles Voysey   17 November 1876

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of a proposed protest [unspecified] and asks whether he will sign it.

Author:  Charles Voysey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 202: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10677

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To Charles Voysey   21 November [1876]

Summary

Agrees with much of CV’s proposed protest but cannot sign it. Feels it is likely to do more harm than good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Voysey
Date:  21 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10682

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From Charles Voysey   21 November 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for considering his protest, which he has now decided not to carry out.

Author:  Charles Voysey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 202: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10683

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From Fritz Hoddick   23 November 1876

Summary

Met CD at a bath the previous summer.

Proposes he work on human illness.

Author:  Friedrich (Fritz) Hoddick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10687

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From Henry Wilson   28 November 1876

Summary

Sends photograph of man with peculiar facial features, whom HW treated at St Mark’s Ophthalmic Hospital.

Author:  Henry Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 181: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10691

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From Thomas Brittain   30 November 1876

Summary

Informs CD about Apocynum androsaemifolium, an insectivorous plant not mentioned in CD’s book. Offers to send specimen.

Author:  Thomas Brittain
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 312
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10693

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From Francis Galton   1 December 1876

Summary

Gives another instance of curious habit in the Butler family.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 105: A96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10694

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To Thomas Brittain   1 December 1876

Summary

Thanks TB for calling his attention to the case of the Apocynum; is unable to understand the trap-like arrangement [of the flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Brittain
Date:  1 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Manchester City News, 24 June 1882
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10695

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To Gerard Krefft   6 December 1876

Summary

Sorry to hear of JLGK’s troubles. Cannot organise a subscription but sends £5.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  6 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10700

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To G. S. Ffinden   9 December 1876

Summary

Sends £9 for Down Coal and Clothing Club, consisting of £5 for self, £1 for his son George, and £3 for his son Francis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  9 Dec 1876
Classmark:  The 19th Century Shop (dealers) (May 1990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10706A

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From Robert Shaw   10 December [1876]

Summary

Adds a point to his previous letter regarding the buoyancy of birds and their soaring capacity.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10707

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