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From F. C. Donders   26 April 1872

Summary

Royal Netherlands Academy of Science has elected CD.

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8301

To F. C. Donders   29 April [1872]

Summary

Expresses gratitude on election to Royal Netherlands Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  29 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 414
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8302

To F. C. Donders   17 June 1872

Summary

Would be impractical to have FCD check references to physiology in proofs [of Expression]. William Bowman has checked chapter on weeping.

Invites FCD to visit Down when he comes to England in July.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  17 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 143: 415
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8391

From F. C. Donders   14 July 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for invitation but declines because of his need for a rest instead of coming to England in July.

Repeats his offer to help CD at any time. "I am always learning by trying to answer your questions."

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8411

To F. C. Donders   21 December 1872

Summary

Mentions publication of Expression.

Asks whether children born blind ever frown, shed tears, or contract orbicular muscles.

Congratulates FCD on his anniversary [as Professor at Utrecht].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  21 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 143: 416
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8690

From F. C. Donders   24 December 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Expression.

Agrees to observe expression in children born blind.

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8695

To F. C. Donders   7 July 1874

Summary

Asks about the effect of atropine on the eye. Is interested in parallel case: influence of phosphate of ammonia on glands of Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  7 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 417
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9535

From F. C. Donders   12 July 1874

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On hearing of CD’s work with Drosera, tells of his experiment showing extreme sensitivity of the iris of a dog’s eye to atropine. [See Insectivorous plants, p. 173.]

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9545

To F. C. Donders   15 July 1874

Summary

Discusses effect of atropine solution on eye,

and effect of phosphate of ammonia solution on gland of Drosera.

Would like to see work by T. W. Engelmann and possibly one by Dr De Ruyter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  15 July 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9547
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