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From Francis Darwin to Édouard Heckel   26 November 1880

Summary

Indications on the movement of flowers.

It is not customary to recommend someone for membership of the Royal Society.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  26 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12860F

From E. M. Heckel     27 December 1876

Summary

Has read and greatly admires CD’s latest book, Cross and self-fertilisation; seeks permission to translate it into French and to add some annotations. [EMH’s translation was published in 1877.]

Author:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10735

To Édouard Heckel   31 December 1876

Summary

Would be honoured to have Cross and self fertilisation translated into French by EH; he has written to his French publisher, Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald.

EH’s notes will add interest and he would like to read them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10739F

To Édouard Heckel   19 February 1877

Summary

Sends correction to p. 275 of Cross and self fertilisation; but see letter to Édouard Heckel, 4 March 1877, where CD corrects page number to 191, bottom line.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10852F

To Édouard Heckel   4 March 1877

Summary

Asks EH to make a small correction in his translation [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  4 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Barbara and Robert Pincus (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10878

To Édouard Heckel   20 November 1877

Summary

Thinks EH’s translation of Cross and self-fertilisation [1877] is excellent.

Would like him to do Forms of flowers, but Reinwald is afraid to have it translated in the present political state of France.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  20 Nov 1877
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (dealers) (13 and 14 December 2011, lot 37038)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11242

To Édouard Heckel   1 January 1878

Summary

Pleased EH is translating Forms of flowers. Agrees "cowslip" and "oxlip" ought to be translated by their scientific names.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  1 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (dealers) (13 and 14 December 2011, lot 37038)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11306

To Édouard Heckel   13 August 1878

Summary

CD grateful to EH for making his works known in France.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  13 Aug 1878
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (dealers) (13 and 14 December 2011, lot 37038)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11654

From Édouard Heckel   23 September 1880

Summary

Supervising French translation of Movement in plants. Why does not CD consider spontaneous movements of flower parts, which EMH sees also as circumnutation?

Author:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12723

To É. M. Heckel   7 January [1881]

Summary

Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  7 Jan [1881-2]
Classmark:  Barbara and Robert Pincus (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12990
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