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To Nature   [21? May 1878]

Summary

CD’s letter on wide distribution of freshwater plants and animals introduces a letter to him from Arthur H. Gray [see 11497].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [21? May 1878]
Classmark:  Nature, 30 May 1878, pp. 120–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11520

To ?   13 August 1878

Summary

Cannot help with correspondent’s study. CD has a poor ear for music. Recommends Helmholtz’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 Aug 1878
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11655

To ?   28 September 1878

Summary

Urges publication of an exposure of Williams the spiritualist medium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Sept 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.549)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11711

To ?   2 January 1878

Summary

Thanks correspondent for note and specimen; they will be of use in new edition of Forms of flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 249: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11308A

To G. J. Romanes   1 October [1878]

Summary

Comments on GJR’s article in Fortnightly Review ["The beginning of nerves", n.s. 24 (1878): 509–26].

Comments on "poor old" Edinburgh Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  1 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.550)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11712

To John Murray   1 October [1878]

Summary

Encloses a cheque for £11.19.9. Will transmit £7.9.4 to Fritz Müller. Thanks for account of the sale of his books, which appears to be in a "lamentable state".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  1 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11712A

To J. D. Hooker   3 October [1878]

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Summary

Wants Oxalis specimen named; is fascinated by cotyledonary movements of the genus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 474
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11713

From J. D. Hooker   4 October 1878

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Summary

Frank asked to summarise work with CD for use in JDH’s Royal Society address.

Work with A. Gray shows Colorado plants closer to Altai than to E. or W. America.

Work with J. Ball shows Moroccan plants very distinct from nearby Canaries.

JDH on Royal Commission to Paris Exhibition.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 115–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11714

To Eduard Strasburger   4 October 1878

Summary

Thanks for a copy of Strasburger’s essay on ‘swarmspores’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  4 Oct 1878
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11714F

To J. D. Hooker   5 October [1878]

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Before JDH discusses flora of Canary Islands CD suggests he read F. B. White’s paper [see 11707], which explains stocking of Atlantic island fauna as due to changed currents during [last, or Miocene] northern glacial period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 475–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11715

From C. G. Semper   5 October 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for writing machine.

Recalls visit by CD’s son [Francis].

Author:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11716

From W. H. Flower   6 [December] 1878

Summary

Describes findings of examination of geese with abnormal wings. Says old gander that sired geese is without injury or abnormality. Encloses his assistant’s report.

Author:  William Henry Flower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 [Dec] 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.551)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11717

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1878

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Botanical evidence is against F. B. White’s origin of St Helena fauna. JDH holds flora is S. African. Since plants must arrive before insects, if fauna is Palearctic then flora survived glacial period. Flora not Miocene since old and relic orders are absent. Suggests S. African west coastal mountains as insects’ origin.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 104: 118–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11718

To R. D. Fitzgerald   7 October 1878

Summary

Thanks for pt 4 of Australian orchids [1874–].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert David Fitzgerald
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (A 2546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11719

To Joseph Lister   7 October 1878

Summary

Suggests that benzoic acid would be a deadly poison to bacteria and their allies.

Is puzzled about the use of borax as a disinfectant because in his experiments Drosera were not in the least injured by boracic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Lister
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  Godlee 1917, p. 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11719A

From C.-F. Reinwald   8 October 1878

Summary

Forms of flowers, translated by Édouard Heckel, is published.

Cross and self-fertilisation has only sold 450–500 copies.

Origin sells regularly; he looks forward to a cheaper edition.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 176: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11720

From James Torbitt   8 October 1878

Summary

Forwards letter from Victor Kennedy reporting on the growth of JT’s potatoes in W. Ireland.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11721

From G. H. Darwin   10 October 1878

Summary

Recounts the experiments on Fechner’s law he has found in Helmholz; they are on the smallest perceptible differences of illumination. Describes how to test whether plants’ responses to lights are in accordance with it.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11722

From Wilhelm Behrens   11 October 1878

Summary

Thanks for CD’s remarks on and agreement with his paper on history of pollination theories [see 11678].

Will shortly send his essay on the anatomy of nectaries in flowers [see 12300].

Author:  Georg Wilhelm Julius (Wilhelm) Behrens
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 160: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11723

From James Torbitt   [after 18 October 1878]

Summary

Forwards letter from George Callwell reporting what a large and disease-free potato crop JT’s seed yields.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 18 Oct 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11724
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