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To William Robert Grove   26 April [1854]

Summary

Is honoured by his election to the Philosophical Club [of the Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  26 Apr [1854]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove Papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1567

From William Robert Grove   26 April 1866

Summary

Sorry he missed CD when he called. Suggests a time he can call.

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5068

To W. R. Grove   [26 April 1866]

Summary

Makes arrangements to call.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  [26 Apr 1866]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS GR/1a/99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5069

From W. R. Grove   31 August 1866

Summary

Responds to CD’s criticism of his handling of adaptation theory [in Rep. BAAS 26 (1866): liii–lxxxi].

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5201

From W. R. Grove   9 September 1866

Summary

Sends a "remarkable" enclosure [missing], evidently by a working man, which will interest CD as "shewing that ideas are spread".

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5209

From William Robert Grove   20 March 1868

Summary

Asks CD to breakfast in London on Tuesday [24 Mar].

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6031

To W. R. Grove   23 March [1868]

Summary

Arranges to call on WRG.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  23 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6042

From W. R. Grove   17 April 1868

Summary

He and another Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn have signed the necessary certificates for admission of CD’s son [George].

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6127

From W. R. Grove to Charles Lyell   2 July 1871

Summary

Asks Lyell to put a question to CD: "To what far distant origin can the configuration of the skin surface [the symmetrical but different curves] at the last points of the fingers and toes be traced?"

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  2 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7847

To W. R. Grove   4 July [1871]

Summary

Has never before noticed with care the markings on finger-ends. Compares them to the complex whirl-pool patterns of human foetal lanugo.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  4 July [1871]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7849

From W. R. Grove   [5–8 July 1871]

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Summary

Mammae in human males.

The role of natural selection in the development of beards and manes of animals.

Hereditary pointing in setters.

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5–8 July 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 87: 190–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7854

To W. R. Grove   9 July [1871]

Summary

Does not think WRG’s theory [about ridges of skin on palm and finger-ends?] will hold.

Does not believe the beard in monkeys and goats could be protective like the lion’s mane.

Thanks him for fact about setters.

Is perplexed about the reported milk secretion in pubescent boys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  9 July [1871]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7856
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