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From Henry Johnson   12 January [1872?]


Sends a map of a field showing the effect of earthworms.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan [1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12419

To W. W. Baxter?   10 November [1872–4]


Would greatly prefer an enema with a shorter nozzle but with a somewhat larger diameter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  10 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13774

From Francis Darwin   [after August 1872?]


Sends quotation from Armand Trousseau, Lectures on clinical medicine [1868–72] 5: 213, on interruption of menstruation in young girls upon changing schools, as an example of the effect of changed conditions of life.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Aug 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13795

To W. E. Darwin   23 [February 1872 – October 1874]


Asks for investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  23 [Feb 1872 - Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13800

To R. B. Litchfield   19 July [1872]


Thanks for explanation. Will follow RBL’s instructions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Buckley Litchfield
Date:  19 July [1872]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (n.d.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13820

From M. I. Snow   29 [November 1872 or later]


Describes her experiences of blushing on her hands.

Author:  Maria Isabella Snow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 [Nov 1872 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13842

From [?]   [1872 or later]


Extract from the History of the rise and progress of the Killerby, Studley and Warlaby herds of shorthorns by William Carr (1867).

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13888

From Francis Galton   [before 28 March 1872]


On colours and breeding of rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4730

From William Bowman   [before 25 January 1872]


Gives lengthy details from his medical experience on how structural and other changes in the parts of the eye are related to lacrimation.

Mentions belief in CD’s views.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5338

From Francis Darwin   [before 22 August 1872]


Sutton says monkeys often vomit, but cannot say whether they do it voluntarily.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 195.3: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5556

From L. C. Wedgwood to Elizabeth Darwin   [7 March 1872 or later]


P.S. Information on earthworm activity on chalk downs, including two rough sketches for CD.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Elizabeth (Bessy, Lizzy) Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1872 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7127

To W. W. Baxter   16 July [1872?]


Orders a very small pot of "purest & best Extract of Hyosciamus for experimental purposes".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  16 July [1872?]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection, 1136/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7280

From L. C. Wedgwood   [15 June 1872?]


Worm-casts on a ridged hill.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7345

From ?   [1872–4]



Notes some corrections for 2d ed. of Descent.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872–4]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7424

To Arthur Hough   15 January [1872–4]


His thanks for the curious photograph. Since he has similar ones he will not "rob" AH of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Hough
Date:  15 Jan [1872-4]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Tipped into Origin 5th ed. Strong Room E 920 D1 (4))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7442A

From W. E. Darwin   [29 February 1872]


Amount of clay present in certain chalk samples.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Feb 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7469

From J. D. Hooker   30 April [1872]


Does not know Dr Mahoney.

Thanks CD for offer of photographs.

His mother’s health is no worse.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Barton L. Smith MD (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7729A

To J. D. Hooker   3 [December 1872]


JDH Should do as he sees fit about proposing him [John Scott] [for fellowship of the Linnean Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1900, f. 1086)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049F

To John Lubbock   [after 21 March 1872]


Discusses problems of obtaining money for the alteration of Down church.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [after 21 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 137–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8128

From James Paget   [1872]


"I am at work on the nervous mimicry of organic disease: I have some hope that, during my work, I may fall on some facts which may be of interest to you, and you may be sure that I shall send them to you."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872]
Classmark:  S. Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8130
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