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From Edward Cresy   30 October 1860

Summary

Sends CD passages from A. S. Taylor’s book [On poisons in relation to medical jurisprudence and medicine, 2d ed. (1859)], citing smallest portions of poisons that are chemically detectable. "Drosera beats the chemists hollow."

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 6, 58.2: 49–52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2968

From Edward Cresy   10 November 1860

Summary

Explains discrepancies in weights and measures caused by changes since 1836 in apothecaries’ measures.

EC has found that a discrepancy in A. W. von Hofmann’s experiments with iodine solutions resulted from an error in Hofmann’s use of decimals.

Reports S. P. Woodward’s opinion of the Origin: "a very sad book, it unsettles all one’s religious principles and the worst of it is so much of it is true".

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 7, 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2980

From Edward Cresy   19 May 1862

Summary

Comments on presentation copy of Orchids: bee Ophrys self-fertilisation; origin of nectar; odour of orchids. Book gives strong cases for special creationists.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3563

From Edward Cresy   13 September 1862

Summary

Walter White [Asst.-Sec. and Librarian, Royal Society] has introduced EC to Richard Kippist of the Linnean Society, who has made little progress toward accepting Origin.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3719

From Edward Cresy   27 April 1863

Summary

CD’s Linum paper [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Sending up-to-date railway map of southern region.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 161: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4130

From Edward Cresy   29 July 1864

Summary

Requests letter of introduction to Asa Gray.

Went to Linnean Society to hear CD’s Lythrum paper read [Collected papers 2: 106–31].

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1864
Classmark:  DAR 161: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4579

From Edward Cresy   30 May 1865

Summary

Impressed by Fritz Müller’s argument for natural selection in air-breathing apparatus of crustaceans ["The Darwinian hypothesis supported by observations on Crustacea", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 15 (1865): 410–16].

Plans to visit CD.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4842

From Edward Cresy   9 June 1865

Summary

Sends Fritz Müller citation as CD requested.

Huxley is boldly proclaiming his Darwinism at Royal Institution ["Methods and results of ethnology", Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 4: 460–3; also Collected essays 7 (1894)].

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4856

From Edward Cresy   10 September 1865

Summary

Reading Carl Vogt [Lectures on man (1864)].

Vogt, though anti-Lamarck, is converted to Darwinism.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4892

From Edward Cresy   18 October 1865

Summary

How did CD handle his sons’ expenses at Cambridge?

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4918

From Edward Cresy   6 June 1867

Summary

Returns Hooker’s paper [unidentified].

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5564

From Edward Cresy   20 November 1867

Summary

Sends references to books by Charles Lebrun.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5687

From Edward Cresy   27 January 1868

Summary

Congratulations on George’s being Second Wrangler at Cambridge.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5806

From Edward Cresy   7 February 1868

Summary

Thanks for loan of Variation. "The Saturday Sadducees" do not believe there are a hundred people who understand the argument. EC fancies he does.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5850

From Edward Cresy to Emma Darwin   20 November 1865

Summary

Asks Emma to write to Erasmus [E. A. Darwin] in support of Miss Elizabeth Garrett as Professor of Physiology at Bedford College for girls.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 161: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4940
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