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To Williams & Norgate   [20 February 1881]

Summary

Queries account for book "Fauna Neapol. II"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [20 Feb 1881]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 67 1998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13058F

To Nature   22 February [1881]

Summary

Summarises the "remarkable facts about the movements of plants" in Fritz Müller’s letter of January [12996]. CD comments that Müller’s observations support the conclusion that he and Francis Darwin arrived at – that leaves go to sleep to escape the full effects of radiation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  22 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  Nature 23 (1881): 409; Collected papers 2: 224–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13061

From ?   [March 1881]

Summary

Notes on the thickness of mould on the slope of the inland side of Beachy Head.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 65: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13070

To Nature   14 April [1881]

Summary

Summarises a letter from Fritz Müller [missing] giving details of leaf movement in Mucuna, Desmodium, and Bauhinia. CD is especially interested in the paraheliotropic movements, which appear to be as common as sleep movements.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  14 Apr [1881]
Classmark:  Nature 23 (1881): 603–4; Collected papers 2: 228–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13117

To ?   17 June 1881

Summary

Thanks correspondent for sending paper on molluscs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 June 1881
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.591)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13208

To Nature   13 July [1881]

Summary

Communicates two cases of inheritance reported by J. P. Bishop [in 13137]. The work of E. Brown-Séquard has demonstrated that effects of injuries can be inherited ["Hereditary transmission of an epileptiform affection accidentally produced", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 10 (1860): 297–8]. E. Dupuy has sent CD a still more remarkable case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  13 July [1881]
Classmark:  Nature, 21 July 1881, p. 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13245

To ?   18 July 1881

Summary

Asks what to do with [unspecified] receipt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 202: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13248

To?   31 July [1881]

Summary

Thanks for note and plant specimen. Will take care of it for his own sake and Kew’s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 July [1881]
Classmark:  David Schulson (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13267

To?   18 August [1881?]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for information on a plant. It is too late for his present work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  Harvard University, Department of Psychology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13289A

To ?   20 August 1881

Summary

Fly adheres to ceiling by viscid matter on feet. Refers correspondent to B. T. Lowne, Anatomy and physiology of the blow-fly (1870).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 Aug 1881
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RL.10387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13292

To ?   21 August 1881

Summary

Encloses a letter from his son G. H. Darwin and another from his son Francis Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  C. G. Boerner in Leipzig (dealer) (4–6 December 1911)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13294G

To ?   21 August 1881

Summary

Declines an invitation to write for an unidentified periodical. "I am unable to write short articles in an interesting manner, & they would consume much of my time."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (March 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13296A

To ?   5 September 1881

Summary

Asks him to deliver two or three feet of linoleum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Tradesman
Date:  5 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (21–2 July 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13317A

To Nature   [before 15 September 1881]

Summary

Quotes from a Fritz Müller letter of 9 Aug [missing] supporting CD’s views that leaves position themselves at night so as to minimise heat loss by radiation. It is a new fact to CD that leaves take different positions at different seasons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 15 Sept 1881]
Classmark:  Nature, 15 September 1881, p. 459
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13338

To ?   5 October 1881

Summary

Has resolved never to write for periodicals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 Oct 1881
Classmark:  Maggs Brothers (dealers) (catalogue 1231, 1997)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13373F

To ?   8 October 1881

Summary

Encloses a check [cheque!?] for £11.5.0 for subscriptions from CD and members of his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Oct 1881
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (catalogue 63, 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13379A

To Camilla Pattrick   [November 1881]

Summary

Discusses criticism of his studies on heliotropism by Julius von Wiesner. Mentions views of W. F. P. Pfeffer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Nov 1881]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.602)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13447

To Nature   7 November [1881]

Summary

Summarises letter of William Nation [13350]. The facts given strongly support the conclusion that there is some close connection between the parasitic habits of birds that lay their eggs in others’ nests and the fact of their laying eggs at "considerable intervals of time".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  7 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  Nature 25 (1881): 51; Collected papers 2: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13471

To ?   23 November 1881

Summary

Sends copies of Variation, Descent, and Journal of researches from "the library of my late brother".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (dealer) (29 January 1970)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13507

To T. H. Huxley   9 September 1881

Summary

Erasmus has left half his fortune to CD. Anthony Rich nevertheless insists on keeping to his testamentary arrangements. He also referred to leaving some additional property to THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 368)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13324
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