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From Fritz Müller   29 October 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for letter of 10 September [13326]

and for copy of Nature.

Reports on Lagerstroemia experiments.

Has been making observations on what happens to plants following heavy rain. Sends CD three specimens to show how dirt attaches to the undersides of leaves.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1881
Classmark:  Möller ed. 1915–21, 2: 419–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13441A

To J. D. Hooker   30 October 1881

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Summary

Profuse thanks for plants.

Specifies which euphorbs he wants. Euphorbs’ alternate rows of ammonium carbonate reactive/non-reactive cells are worth more study.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 95: 542–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13442

From W. C. McIntosh   30 October 1881

Summary

Marine annelids are ingenious builders.

Author:  William Carmichael McIntosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13443

To Francisco d’Arrudo Furtado   31 October 1881

Summary

Is glad Fd’AF will find Wallace’s work useful [see 13313].

Has examined the egg-cases of Blatta and suspects the white matter may be cement or plaster. If Fd’AF observes similar cases the fact would be worth publishing as a good instance of skill in protection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francisco de Arruda Furtado
Date:  31 Oct 1881
Classmark:  Museus da Universidade de Lisboa (MUL/Arquivo Histórico/FAF/C/01/0023)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13444

From Edward Parfitt   31 October 1881

Summary

Corrects Wilhelm Hoffmeister, cited in Earthworms, p. 63: earthworms do not block their holes to keep out Scolopendras but to prevent evaporation.

Author:  Edward Parfitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 174: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13445

From W. E. Darwin   1 November 1881

Summary

Requests a list of CD’s trust securities; he and Sara have finished Worms; asks what he should do with dividdend warrant.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13445F

To E. R. Lankester   31 October 1881

Summary

Testimonial for ERL, who is a candidate for the Chair of Natural History in Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  31 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13446

To Hugo de Vries   [November–December 1881]

Summary

Can HdV supply a reference to a paper describing a stem or a root divided longitudinally and the separate parts acted on by geotropism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugo de Vries
Date:  [Nov-Dec 1881]
Classmark:  Artis Library (De Vries 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13446F

From F. B. Zincke   1 November 1881

Summary

Has found prehistoric tools in his orchard that he believes have been buried by the action of earthworms.

Author:  Foster Barham Zincke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 184: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13448

From L. J. Jones   1 November [1881]

Summary

Points out an error in Earthworms.

Author:  L. J Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13449

To S. H. Vines   1 November 1881

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Asks SHV about nature of granular matter formed in root cells of Euphorbia peplus which have been placed in solution of ammonium carbonate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sydney Howard Vines
Date:  1 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 185: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13450

To Archibald Geikie   11 November 1881

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Interested in the fossil scorpions found by AG in the Lower Carboniferous strata of Scotland. Hopes further searches will yield more land animals and offers to subscribe funds to such a search if it falls outside the Geological Survey’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  11 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 185: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13451

To L. J. Jones   2 November 1881

Summary

Thanks LJJ for informing him of error [in Earthworms].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  L. J Jones
Date:  2 Nov 1881
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.599)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13452

From W. B. Tegetmeier   2 November 1881

Summary

Encloses his review of Earthworms.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 178: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13453

To J. V. Carus   2 November 1881

Summary

Sends corrections ("two bad errata & a blunder") in Earthworms, which is selling well in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  2 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 193–194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13454

From S. H. Vines   2 November [1881]

Summary

On the action of ammonium carbonate on plant cells. "Aggregation" of protoplasm.

Author:  Sydney Howard Vines
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 180: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13455

To C.-F. Reinwald   2 November 1881

Summary

Errata discovered in Earthworms are listed. Large sales in England, but this is no indication for France. [See 13510.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Date:  2 Nov 1881
Classmark:  David Schulson (dealer) (catalogue 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13455A

To F. B. Zincke   3 November 1881

Summary

CD thinks the celts [prehistoric tools] on the pan could not have been buried wholly by worms.

As for large size of Arctic mammals, CD suggests it is an advantage in retaining warmth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Foster Barham Zincke
Date:  3 Nov 1881
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13456

To W. B. Tegetmeier   3 November 1881

Summary

Thanks for the review [of Earthworms].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  3 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13457

From J. F. Simpson   4 November 1881

Summary

Relates some of his observations on the behaviour and activity of earthworms.

Author:  J. F Simpson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 177: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13459
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