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To Caroline Wedgwood   20 September [1881]

Summary

Division of CW’s share [of E. A. Darwin’s estate]. Investment advice.

Recounts his memories of their mother and of her death. Remembers "her black velvet gown and her work table and the death scene", but cannot remember her face. Remembers that Caroline "always acted like a mother" to him and Catherine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  20 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13347

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From Francis Darwin   19 [May 1881]

Summary

Is sorry to have involved himself in a priority dispute between Wortmann and Elfring. Intends to publish on circumnutation; will CD send him his notes? Apologises for taking CD’s protractor, will send it back. Has met Oscar Schmidt.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 [May 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13166F

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From Francis Darwin   23 [May 1881]

Summary

Would like some of his notes. Has been looking at roots of Linum, cucurbits, larch, and orchids. Is content that mother should teach Bernard whatever religion she likes.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 [May 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13170F

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From Francis Darwin   [before 4 June 1881]

Summary

Encloses letter from Elfving (not found). Should he publish on false circumnutation?

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 4 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13192F

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From Francis Darwin   17 June 1881

Summary

Glad CD approves of Diaheliotropic paper. Reports on experiments with Carex and Yucca. Discusses translation of ‘Vâxtbook’ from Swedish. Heard some escellent music the previous night.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13208F

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From Francis Darwin   [after 17 June 1881]

Summary

Passes on an account from Cohen of preparations by Hahn of fossil coral-like structures.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13208G

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From Francis Darwin   [26 June 1881]

Summary

Discusses observations on circumnutation by FD, Kraus, Wortmann.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13220F

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From Francis Darwin   16 July 1881

Summary

Reports de Bary’s opinion of Max Cornu. Accounts of various botanical experiments and observations.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13245F

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From Francis Darwin   [25 July 1881]

Summary

Reports on a visit to Hermann Vöchting and discussion of Julius Sachs.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13252F

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From Leonard Darwin   12 October [1881]

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Summary

Will be home on Saturday.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13395

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From Francis Darwin   [before 9 November 1881]

Summary

Commiserates on news of Wiesner and experiment on transmission of heliotropism. Asks whether he should review book for Nature.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13474F

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From Francis Darwin   [after 14 November 1881]

Summary

Thanks for two letters from Pfeffer. Will return translation of Pfeffer and send a letter from Elfring. Looking forward to working on "antiWiesner" experiments. Will return on 26th or 27th.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Nov 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13485F

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From Francis Darwin   14 May 1881

Summary

News from the laboratory at Strasbourg; is working on Equisetum roots. Wortmann has found circumnutation in the mycelium of a fast-growing fungus. Please send papers (see 13155).

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13155F

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From A. R. Wallace   9 July 1881

Summary

Enthusiasm for Henry George’s Progress and poverty. Considers it to rank with Adam Smith’s work. His own work on the land question [Land nationalisation (1882)].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 106: B154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13238

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From A. R. Wallace   18 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for book [Earthworms]. Asks whether leaf-mould is not formed by decay as well as by the agency of worms.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 106: B156–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13413

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From W. F. Stanley   15 December 1881

Summary

Sends CD his book of experimental work on fluids [Experimental researches into the properties and motions of fluids (1881)].

Draws his attention to a particular passage on liquid behaviour which, he speculates, may relate to the form of some lower plants.

Author:  William Ford Robinson Stanley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13550

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From A. R. Wallace   1 January 1881

Summary

ARW’s view of migration of plants from mountain to mountain gains support from case described in Nature [23 (1880): 125–6] by J. G. Baker. Identical species of alpine plants found in African mountains and Madagascar.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: a6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12964

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From A. R. Wallace   8 January 1881

Summary

Appreciation of CD’s efforts in recommending him for pension. Asks about proprieties of thanking Gladstone and the signers of the memorial.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 106: B150–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12994

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From A. R. Wallace   29 January 1881

Summary

Further information about the pension with particular thanks to CD for his role.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 106: B152–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13033

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From R. A. Blair   9 June 1881

Summary

Mentions Mastodon remains that he has seen.

Praises CD and his work.

Author:  Reuben Almond Blair
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 201: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13200

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