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To Edward Cresy   2 November [1860]

Summary

Discusses pamphlet by A. S. Taylor

and note by A. W. v. Hofmann concerning iodine solution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  2 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2974

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 Alfred Swaine Taylor to Edward Cresy   10 December 1860

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CD may be interested in a reference to a method of detecting 1/195000 of a grain of sodium chloride.

Also, on Drosera, suggests it would be interesting to try substances such as gun-cotton, in which nitrogen is in very different states from a salt of ammonia.

Author:  Alfred Swaine Taylor
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  10 Dec 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3015

To Edward Cresy   12 December [1860]

Summary

Asks him to thank A. S. Taylor for note.

Describes experiments on Drosera.

Discusses reviews of the Origin. By far the best is by Asa Gray.

Discusses plans for new edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  12 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3021

To Edward Cresy   28 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks for railway map.

Surprised about Richard Owen: "I thought his courage was as indomitable as his malignity."

Sends extract [Sir John Herschel, "Physical geography", from the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1861)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  28 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3165

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

To Edward Cresy   15 September [1862]

Summary

Son [Leonard] ill with scarlet fever. Also Mrs Darwin.

Intends to give up work on Drosera until Variation is done.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  15 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 322
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3724

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

To Edward Cresy   13 May [1863]

Summary

Thanks for maps.

George [Darwin] failed at St John’s [College, Cambridge] and will stay another year at school.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  13 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 323
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4164

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

To Edward Cresy   7 September [1865]

Summary

May his son George call for advice on his career?

CD has been ill for past four months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  7 Sept [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4610

To Edward Cresy   19 October [1865]

Summary

Discusses income provided for sons at Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  19 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 325
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4639

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
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