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From Francis Darwin   11 June 1877

Summary

Lists the tasks he has completed; sends on letter from Romanes; news of Bernard.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10994F

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From Francis Darwin   [28 October 1877?]

Summary

FD has sent proofs; nutating of Ricinus; Horace Darwin and the wormograph.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11302F

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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]

Summary

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 Reginald Darwin   29 March 1879

Summary

Sends Dr Erasmus Darwin’s commonplace book, some letters, and poems.

Family news.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 146–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11960

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From Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1879]

Summary

Discusses results of geotropism experiment. Has started some heliotropic caustic experiments on mustard roots. Has trouble making marks.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12126F

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From Francis Darwin   9 July 1879

Summary

Pressure paralyses the streaming of protoplasm in the hairs of Tradescantia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 162: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12142

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From Leonard Darwin   [before 12 July] 1879

Summary

Suggests revisions in proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

[Letter wrongly dated Nov by LD.]

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 12 July] 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B7–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12160

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From Reginald Darwin   17 November 1879

Summary

Sends a book on shorthand

and a paper, probably by Erasmus Darwin, entitled "Moral and physical hermeneutics", on the subject of temperance.

Author:  Reginald Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12323

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From Francis Darwin   [11 or 12 November 1880]

Summary

Sorry he forgot the gardener’s address. Having a very nice time in Cambridge, and is almost finished the bramble paper. Drawing room is upside down, so living in Horace’s working room and dining room. Greek question was lost in the Senate House. George dined there last night. Too muddy to bicycle. Has some stuff for spectacles.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  >[11 or 12 November 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12807F

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From Francis Darwin   1 and 2 May [1875]

Summary

Proofs arrived and Francis is correcting them. Tells Emma Darwin that Amy is delighted about the azaleas. The Ruck family very much like Isabella Bird’s Six months in the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 and 2 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961F

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From Francis Darwin   [4 May 1875]

Summary

Will send corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961G

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From Francis Darwin   [after 2 December 1875]

Summary

Sends thanks for CD’s help in making him a Fellow of the Linnean Society. Dyer has sent some Erinem.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10287G

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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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From Francis Darwin   4 July 1879

Summary

Heliotropism nomenclature. Apheliotropic mustard roots grow more quickly in dark. Measures growth with microscope as S. H. Vines did in mould. Studying air roots.

FD’s and Stahl’s negative opinion of Sachs.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.3: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12134

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