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From Reginald Darwin   7 April 1879

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Is glad CD has found interest in "the old book" [Dr Erasmus Darwin’s commonplace book].

Discusses Erasmus Darwin and his belongings, which RD has inherited.

Owns a portrait of Erasmus Darwin by Joseph Wright of Derby.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11980

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From Francis Darwin   29 May 1879

Summary

Fungus is an Aecidium. Porliera, Anthuriums and Aroids will hopefully sprout if weather gets hot. Sachs has changed his ideas about the cause of heliotropism. Describes men he is sharing a lab with.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12067F

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From Francis Darwin   [after 2 June 1879]

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Geotropism.

Experimenting on Porlieria in damp and dry earth.

Hermann Müller has been ridiculed for teaching children "in the beginning was Carbon".

Will ask about Ernst Krause.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 209.5: 230–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12075

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From Francis Darwin   [before 31 July 1879]

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Discusses Müller-Thurgau’s work on heliotropism. Will start on Thursday for Heidelberg and Strassburg.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 31 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12177F

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From Francis Darwin   [12 July 1878]

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Chlorophyll development in oat seedling.

Lists the sleeping plants he has seen.

Julius Sachs thinks Hugo de Vries has not cleared up everything [about climbing plants]. But Sachs has not worked on the mechanical problem.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 209.1: 156–7, DAR 209.14: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11604

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From T. R. R. Stebbing   5 March 1869

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Explains how he, as "an orthodox clergyman" reading CD’s works, was totally convinced by his arguments. Expresses pleasure "that Science might make gigantic strides without offering such collateral opinions as, if true, would certainly dispense with clergymen altogether".

Author:  Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 177: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6643

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  • … Stebbing, T. R. R. Darwin, C. R. …

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 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   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   21 November 1880

Summary

Thanks for book [Movement in plants].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 106: B149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12835

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From E. R. Shaw   2 December 1879

Summary

Describes bearded horses seen on island of Sark.

Author:  Edmund Rogers Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12339

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From A. R. Leeds   4 March 1879

Summary

CD elected an honorary member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Author:  Albert Ripley Leeds
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 230: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11915B

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From A. R. Wallace   23 September 1878

Summary

Thanks for CD’s support for [Epping Forest] appointment. Doubts about the proposed management.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 106: B140–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11705

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From A. R. Wallace   14 September 1878

Summary

Requests support for his appointment as Superintendent of Epping Forest.

Working on a book [Australasia. Stanford’s compendium of geography and travel, edited and extended by A. R. Wallace (1879)].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 106: B138–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11693

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From J. R. Atkin   7 August [1879]

Summary

Thanks for present and letter.

Wishes a good trip to the lakes and sends love to family members.

Author:  James Richard (Dick) Atkin, Baron Atkin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12185

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From A. R. Smith   16 October 1877

Summary

Gives a possible explanation of exceptions to CD’s observation [Descent, ch. 7] that characters correlated with one sex tend to appear late in life.

Author:  Austin Rogers Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11186

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From Sara Sedgwick   [30 September 1877]

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind letter on her engagement to his son William.

Author:  Sara Sedgwick; Sara Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Sept 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11159

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  • … Sedgwick, Sara Darwin, Sara Darwin, C. R. …

From A. R. Wallace   3 September 1877

Summary

Sexual selection, he thinks, must be left to others to settle. "Conscious" will be substituted for "voluntary" selection. Sound- and scent-producing organs attributed to "natural", not "conscious", selection.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 106: B136–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11125

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From A. R. Wallace   7 June 1876

Summary

Comments on CD’s criticism of Geographical distribution.

Plans to sell his house.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: B124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10535

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From A. R. Wallace   23 July 1876

Summary

Responds to CD’s comments and criticism of Geographical distribution.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: B126–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10564

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