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From Francis Darwin   3 March [1879]

Summary

Astonished at circular and will risk revolutions to invest. Describes Blidah, Algeria.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11913F

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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 Francis Darwin   [c. 25 February 1879]

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Directs CD where to find tools in his room. Has been looking at agave and aloe flowers. Thanks family for their letters.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11883F

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From Reginald Darwin   2 April 1879

Summary

Will try to find an engraving of [Breadsall] Priory.

Offers a photograph of Dr Erasmus Darwin’s house in Derby.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 150–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11968

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From Reginald Darwin   9 April 1879

Summary

Has found a pamphlet of 1780 about Charles Darwin [1758–78].

RD’s sister, Violetta, has found some early verses and a MS by Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 152–153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11983

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From Reginald Darwin   18 April 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for sending some old family letters of RD’s father’s [Francis Sacheverel Darwin (1786–1859)].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11987

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From Leonard Darwin   7 May 1879

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Has been trying unsuccessfully to weigh something for CD.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 186: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12035

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From Reginald Darwin   31 May 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for another letter [of his father’s].

Cannot call to mind the story about the robber [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 64–5].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 156–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12072

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From Francis Darwin   [after 16 June 1879]

Summary

Reports on roots and climbing plants experiments he is performing in Sachs’ laboratory. Orchids with air roots have come. Goebel says proshelic better than helic.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 16 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12111F

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From Reginald Darwin   4 August 1879

Summary

Sends an address by Dr Erasmus Darwin [to the Derby Philosophical Society].

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 160–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12180

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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 Reginald Darwin   11 July 1879

Summary

Is gratified if he has helped [with Erasmus Darwin].

Thanks for another consignment of family records.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 158–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12146

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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 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 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 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   [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 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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