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From Francis Darwin   [after August 1878]

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Observations of leaf movement at Würzburg Botanic Garden.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Aug 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11683

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From Leonard Darwin   25 April 1878

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Encloses two photos [missing].

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11484

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From Francis Darwin   [12 May 1878]

Summary

Thanks for sending Nature; plans to leave on 22 May; anecdote about Bernard.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11504F

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From Francis Darwin   [after 14 July 1878]

Summary

Thinks it would be a good idea to give the typing machine to Karl Semper.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11553F

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From Francis Darwin   [July 1878]

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Reports observations on day and night movement in Porlieria.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 181 [2nd sheet]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11578

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From Francis Darwin   [after 7 July 1878]

Summary

Sleep in Porlieria studied.

Oats begin germinating.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.7: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11596

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From Francis Darwin   [before 17 July 1878]

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More sleepers from green-house.

Julius Sachs’s view of climbing plants: he distinguishes between nutation to find a support and growth after support is found.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.1: 155; DAR 274.1: 50, 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11613

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From Francis Darwin   [before 3 August 1878]

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Sachs jumps to the conclusion twiners and tendrils are similar from the Menispermum that twined without a stick. Akebia grows down a stick; not only the free end is involved.

Sleeping plants.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Aug 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11638

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From Francis Darwin   [after 28 February 1878]

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He is getting some of the Heracleum seed sowed and the Cycas planted. Does CD want anything done with the potatoes sent by James Torbitt?

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11754G

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From Francis Darwin   [23 November 1878]

Summary

Many thnks for the pelargonium letter.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Nov 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11755F

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From Leonard Darwin   7 January 1878

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LD’s chemical analysis of lamp-black.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11316

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From Leonard Darwin   8 January 1878

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Has been testing lamp-black for ammonia.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 186: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11317

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From Francis Darwin   [29 June] 1878

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Sleep of Porlieria hygrometrica seems independent of light.

Will have lots of time for oats. W. F. P. Pfeffer’s point is that there is no growth in sleepers with joints. A. F. Batalin says there is a slight growth.

[Dated Saturday 28th by FD.]

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 June] 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11575

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From Francis Darwin   [before 7 July 1878]

Summary

He has been talking to Julius von Sachs about sleeping plants that move with and without growth.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 7 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11593F

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From Francis Darwin   [21 July 1878]

Summary

Has been investigating nutational movements of climbing plants; comments on the opinions of Julius von Wiesner and Julius Sachs. Remarks on the sleep movements of certain plants and the mechanism of tendril curvature. Is experimenting with Porlieria.

Has visited K. G. Semper’s laboratory.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 59, DAR 209.8: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11623

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From Francis Darwin   [4–7 August 1878]

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Experiments on effects of removing "bloom" from leaves and fruit.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–7 Aug 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11632

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From Francis Darwin   [before 22 November 1878]

Summary

Horse chestnut roots have not acted at all well.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Nov 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11754F

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From Francis Darwin   [25–7 November 1878]

Summary

He has had no success with horse or Spanish chestnuts.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25–7 Nov 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11768H

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From Francis Darwin   [12 September 1878]

Summary

He has been working hard at Kew for two days.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Sept 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11690F

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From Francis Darwin   [22 June 1878]

Summary

Describes his talk with Julius von Sachs about canary-grass.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 June 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12131F

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