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To ?   28 November [1873]

Summary

Will not require assistance of correspondent’s cousin in correcting his MS [2d ed. of Descent]. His son [George] will undertake it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9163

To Charles Lyell   [9 November 1873 or 26 April or 6 December 1874]

Summary

Arranges a visit to CL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [9 Nov] 1873 or [26 Apr or 6 Dec] 1874
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8715

From Gerard Krefft   [c. 1 November 1873?]

Summary

Describes the behaviour of a pet donkey and pig.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 1 Nov 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8834

From J. D. Hooker   17 [November 1873]

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Summary

Is sending specimens of Eucalyptus;

goes tomorrow to receive LL.D. [Glasgow].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 [November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 133-4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9054

From Godfrey Wedgwood   [November 1873]

Summary

Captive and tame birds inheriting the migratory instinct.

Author:  Godfrey Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9121

To Down School Board   [after 29 November 1873]

Summary

CD, Sir John Lubbock, Ellen Frances Lubbock, and S. E. Wedgwood, petition the Board to grant permission for the school hall to be used as a reading room in the evening during winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down School Board
Date:  [after 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Central Library, Local Studies Library and Archives (P/123/25/31/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9122

From J. D. Hooker   [1 November 1873]

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Summary

Sends leaves and names by post.

Is writing everywhere for Drosophyllum.

Is deeply interested in Desmodium.

Had no intention of publishing on Nepenthes, the experiments were solely for CD’s "eating". Will continue with egg and raw meat experiments. Asks for advice on how to prove fluid is secreted by the glands.

Searles Wood’s letter is confused and would deny atavism if his principles were accepted.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 178–80, DAR 209.12: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9123

From Gerard Krefft   1 November 1873

Summary

Many insects visit Eucalyptus flowers as long as there is pollen to be seen. Asking his colleague, George Masters, to gather insects and flowers at Long Bay for CD.

Observations on wild New Guinea pig in captivity.

Will take CD’s advice to write a book.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9124

From T. H. Huxley   3 November 1873

Summary

W. H. Flower is ill and obliged to go off for six months. Wants to return the money Flower contributed to fund for his holiday, asks the amount.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126

To John Pennington Thomasson?   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks for the paragraph, which he had not seen and now returns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Pennington Thomasson
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (Thomasson family papers: U DX163)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126F

To John Fiske   3 November [1873]

Summary

CD is glad to hear of nature of JF’s work;

proposes that JF call when CD comes to London.

Has read JF’s attack on Agassiz ["Agassiz and Darwinism"] in Popular Science Monthly [3 (1873): 692–705].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (FK 1110-1112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9127

To Virginius Dabney   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks VD for information on caterpillars selecting food plants from within one family,

and on similar behaviour in hogs, which will not eat any plants from a family containing some poisonous members.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Virginius Dabney
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 56 MSS 3082-a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9128

From Gerard Krefft   3 November 1873

Summary

Letter of introduction for Mr Bradley, an expert on spiders.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9129

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1873]

Summary

Discusses experiments and observations on pitchers [of Nepenthes]. Suggests procedures for JDH to follow.

Any plant of any family with a terminal or with any lateral leaflets greatly reduced would be interesting to CD for studying spontaneous movements.

Has not received Eucalyptus or Acacia plants from Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2–3 and 39a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9130

To T. H. Huxley   4 November 1873

Summary

Answers THH’s query about W. H. Flower; gives the amount he contributed to the gift. Advises against returning it, even anonymously. Hopes WHF’s health improves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 303)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9131

From J. D. Hooker   4 November 1873

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Summary

Has time only to thank CD for the invaluable hints.

Encloses Lathyrus nissolia seeds.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9132

From J. T. Moggridge   4 November 1873

Summary

Formic acid kills seeds but only rarely makes them dormant – as he presumes ants do. He finds great variation in the vigour of individual seeds. Harvester ants, used in place of formic acid, do not affect germination.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9133

To J. D. Hooker   6 November [1873]

Summary

Suggests experiment and observations to carry out on pitcher [of Nepenthes].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9134

To J. D. Hooker   6 November 1873

Summary

Is coming to stay in London and wants to arrange a visit to Kew to talk with JDH, see the Eucalypti, and observe Mimosa albida.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9135

From Alfred Moschkau   10 November 1873

Summary

Has been studying Origin and other works. Has lectured on the subject and would like to send some of his conclusions if CD is willing.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137
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