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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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Summary

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   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 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   [6 July 1879]

Summary

Describes bean experiments. Will tell Emma Darwin to tell Elizabeth Darwin that he has written to the Riffel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296F

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From Reginald Darwin   12 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for copy of Erasmus Darwin. The refutation of Miss Seward is admirable and conclusive.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12310

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From Francis Darwin   [before 15 December 1880]

Summary

Will stay until London until after the Linnean Society meeting unless CD wants anything. Asks to send abstracts of papers. Has made short abstracts of papers for Nature.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12379F

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From Francis Darwin   [25–7 May 1880]

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Hopes CD got telegram about Convolvulus. Is measuring plants every four hours. Will go to Brittany by boat from Southampton on Monday night.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25–7 May 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12616F

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From Francis Darwin   [1 August 1880]

Summary

Thanks for letter and journals. Sends information on earthworms and also information from Mr Ruck. Describes his fishing and his success finding sea shore plants that are new to him.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12675F

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From Horace Darwin   4 September 1880

Summary

Observations on earthworms.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 64.1: 34–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12707

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From Horace Darwin   9 and 12 September 1880

Summary

Reports evidence of earthworm activity.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9–12 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 64.1: 36–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12709

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From Horace Darwin   7 October 1880

Summary

Worm-castings. Encloses notes about worm activities at Gravetye Manor.

Author:  Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 65: 99, 100; DAR 162: 72, 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12742

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From Francis Darwin   [1875?]

Summary

Had two mornings working on Drosera but it was sluggish. Frog preparations are pretty good.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1875?]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791F

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To C. S. Wedgwood   26 March 1879

Summary

Discusses information about Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah Darwin; Caroline Sarah Wedgwood
Date:  26 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11955

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From Francis Darwin   [28 May 1876]

Summary

Reports his discovery of the behaviour of protoplasm in teasel cells.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515J

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From Francis Darwin   [after 8 October 1876]

Summary

Thanks for papers and letter; has been working in the mornings on teasel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10635F

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