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?   10 February 1882

Summary

Asks correspondent to sign certificate for Raphael Meldola [as a candidate for Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13675

To ?   20 February 1882

Summary

Has heard that correspondent is collecting subscriptions for Mrs George Cupples and so he encloses £40.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 Feb 1882
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 6289/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13694

To ?   22 February 1882

Summary

Instructs engraver on illustrations for his paper ["The action of carbonate of ammonia on the roots of certain plants", Collected papers 2: 236–56].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Engraver
Date:  22 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Princeton University Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13698

To ?   23 February 1882

Summary

Asks correspondent to suspend an enclosed certificate [missing].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism (RL.00413): James Botteley and Charles Hart autograph book)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13703

To ?   12 March 1882

Summary

Thanks for letter and promise to send pamphlet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13725

To ?   29 March 1882

Summary

"Earthworms are hermaphrodite, but two must unite & both produce eggs.–– I have seen hundreds coupled, early in the morning & occasionally during the night.––"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  29 Mar 1882
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (n.d.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13748A

To Nature   [before 6 April 1882]

Summary

Reports observations of W. D. Crick [see 13705, 13715, and 13721] and Frank Norgate [see 13079]. They leave no doubt that living bivalves are often carried from pond to pond.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 6 Apr 1882]
Classmark:  Nature 25 (1882): 529–30; Collected Papers 2: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13760

To ?   19 March [1860–1?]

Summary

Recommends papers on Styrian Cave insects and American cave animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Mar [1860–1]
Classmark:  King’s College London Archives (GB 0100 TH/PP MISC)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770G

To ?   8 December [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks for information on inheritance of mental peculiarities in cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  Dr Jeremy J. C. Mallinson (private collection); sold at Sotheby’s (dealers), 11 December 2017, lot 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770J

To?   [1870–82]

Summary

Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 133: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13859

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Summary

Hybrid fish.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 283–4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13860

From [?]   [?]

Summary

"but most of them [verily?] Christened by myself they may be indulged with a"

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library-Eschwege 1832)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13861

From [?]   [?]

Summary

[Fragmentary strip.] Discusses pigeons, Australia, Regents Park.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - Volz 1852)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13862

To ?   [?]

Summary

Asks correspondent if he would prefer the President’s signature alone or with those of other scientific men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  B. Altman (dealer) (3 October 1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864

To ?   [?]

Summary

Can the correspondent get some pamphlets written by Dr [Max?] Stengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Robert F. Batchelder (dealer) (Cat. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864A

To [?]   [?]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a P.S. "I am getting together a few points to investigate".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (18 December 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864G

To ?   [?]

Summary

[Signature cut from a letter; the reverse contains the words "you must … that I know nothing of your private".]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [?]
Classmark:  Eric Korn (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864H

To ?   1 March [1843 or later]

Summary

Regrets not having a duplicate of one of his books to give away. "You will before long no doubt be able to borrow a copy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Mar [1843-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (12 November 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13865

To ?   28 April [1863?]

Summary

Discusses exchange of photographs with Édouard Claparède, "for whom I feel the highest respect".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Apr [1863?]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (6 August 1975, item 176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866

To ?   2 May [1869 or later]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May [1869-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A
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