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To W. W. Baxter   18 March [1882]

Summary

Orders two bottles of "the simple Antispasmodic" and "the Glycerin Pepsin mixture". Andrew Clark wishes him to commence his physic at once.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  18 Mar [1882]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10897

To W. W. Baxter   6 January [1878]

Summary

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  6 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (6 February 1962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11314

From W. W. Baxter   7 January 1878

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Summary

Constituents of spermaceti ointment supplied to CD. Perhaps effect was caused by substance used to bleach the bees-wax.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11315

To W. W. Baxter   9 February 1881

Summary

Orders vaseline and pomatum – the latter to put on his beard, which in dry weather feels uncomfortably harsh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  9 Feb 1881
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13047

To [W. W. Baxter]   11 March 1882

Summary

Orders morphia pills in case of severe pain, which he hopes may never occur.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection 1136/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13724

To W. W. Baxter   11 December [1873–5]

Summary

Requests hydrated magnesia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 Dec [1873-5]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (144/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772G

To William Walmisley Baxter   26 January [1862]

Summary

Discusses deduction from bill for medicine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  26 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13773

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

Summary

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

To [W. W. Baxter?]   [after June 1857]

Summary

Requests a quart of distilled water for photography to be sent in a clean bottle via the postman on the following day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  [after June 1857]
Classmark:  Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Archives, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889F

To William Walmisley Baxter   23 September [1857–9?]

Summary

The returned gloves are similar to some he has already, and he would prefer a pair with stiffer bristles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  23 Sept [1857-9]
Classmark:  Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 4 February 2009
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2142F

To William Walmisley Baxter?   22 January 1861

Summary

Orders one pint of tincture of henbane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  22 Jan 1861
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (MS 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3049

To W. W. Baxter   16 July [1872?]

Summary

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

To W. W. Baxter   8 August [1871]

Summary

Asks WWB to send 8 grains of acetate of strychnine by post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7900

From W. W. Baxter   13 November 1871

Summary

Sends CD a measure with capacity of 20 oz or 34.65925 cubic inches.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8065

To W. W. Baxter   14 November [1871]

Summary

Thanks for loan of measure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  14 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Breckenridge Long Box 224 – Autograph Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8066

To W. W. Baxter?   17 January [1872–4]

Summary

Requests a prescribed physic [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  17 Jan [1872-4]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8165

To [W. W. Baxter?]   11 May [1873]

Summary

Requests litmus paper and gum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 May [1873]
Classmark:  Columbia University in the City of New York, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Herter Box 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8319

To W. W. Baxter   4 September [1872?]

Summary

Orders some salts for plant experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  4 Sept [1872?]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8510

To W. W. Baxter   17 September [1872?]

Summary

Orders sulphuric ether, nitric ether, chloroform, and prussic acid [for Drosera experiments? See Insectivorous plants, pp. 209, 219].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  17 Sept [1872?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8523

To W. W. Baxter   2 [December 1872]

Summary

Asks about possible animal substances in samples of Belladonna and Digitalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  2 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8592
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