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To John Innes   [8 May 1848]

Summary

Encloses his £3 subscription to JBI’s Sunday School. Asks to reduce it in the future to £2 per annum.

Has been unwell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  [8 May 1848]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1172

To J. B. Innes   27 November [1878]

Summary

CD disappointed in Pusey’s sermon against evolution [Un-science, not science, adverse to faith (1878), sermon read by H. P. Liddon at St Mary’s, Oxford, on 3 Nov 1878]. Does not agree that religion and science can be kept as distant as Pusey desires. Geology and biology must deal with history of earth and of man. But that is no reason for bitter hostility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  27 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11763

From J. B. Innes   1 December 1878

Summary

JBI on CD’s integrity and the separateness of science and religion.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 167: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11768

From J. B. Innes   14 July 1879

Summary

Reports finding a wood pigeon’s nest on the ground, though woods are nearby.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 167: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12157

From J. B. Innes   19 August 1880

Summary

Sends specimens of what he takes to be barnacles found on rocks in the mountains.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Aug 1880
Classmark:  DAR 167: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12694

To J. B. Innes   23 August [1880]

Summary

JBI’s "barnacles" would have been extraordinary, but they are hard lichens.

Has revisited Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  23 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12696

From J. B. Innes   24 August 1880

Summary

"Barnacles" [from rocks in Scottish mountains, identified as lichens],

burglar alarms,

and family news.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1880
Classmark:  DAR 167: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12698

From J. B. Innes   29 November 1880

Summary

Has heard that land may be available for parsonage at Down.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 167: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12874

To J. B. Innes   2 December 1880

Summary

Hensleigh Wedgwood has told CD that land JBI had inquired about will be sold at auction with the house [Trowmer [Tromer!?] Lodge].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  2 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Elizabeth Margaret Elliott Lucas (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12881

From J. B. Innes   14 September 1881

Summary

JBI’s observations on bees and wasps. The hexagonal cells made by solitary queen wasps do not fit explanation in Origin.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 167: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13337

To J. B. Innes   15 September 1881

Summary

CD interested in JBI’s observations of behaviour of bees. Finds his criticism about hexagonal cells made by queen wasps a good one. Cannot remember how he got out of the difficulty.

His book on worms to be published soon.

E. A. Darwin has died after short illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13339

From J. B. Innes   20 September 1881

Summary

Did not intend his last letter as criticism. Is sure CD would not "wriggle out" of a difficulty if he had observed it.

Sends CD a wasps’ nest.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 167: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13343

To J. B. Innes   22 September [1881]

Summary

Wasps’ nest has arrived.

Gives his view of how queen wasp builds a hexagonal cell by straightening walls between several cells, which she builds at the same time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  22 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13349

From John Innes   9 January [1858–9]

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Summary

Sends record of pigeon flight from London to Antwerp. [Lord W. Lennox, Merrie England (1857), p. 185.]

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1858-9]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13818

From [J. B. Innes]   [after 8 February – August 1855]

Summary

Provides another case of apparently pure bred pointers producing litter with one setter puppy. Correspondent was told that this occurred in several litters; gives names of owners and others who can corroborate the information.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Feb-Aug1855]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13870

To John Innes   [after 16 February 1857]

Summary

Recommends he read passages on bees by C. T. E. von Siebold [in On the true parthenogenesis in moths and bees (1857)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  [after 16 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2025

To John Innes   4 March [1859]

Summary

Much concerned by death of JBI’s mother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  4 Mar [1859]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2232

To John Innes   18 July [1860]

Summary

Henrietta’s illness.

CD’s resort to [E. W. Lane’s] water-cure.

Other family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  18 July [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2870

To John Innes   6 September [1860]

Summary

Etty [Henrietta Darwin] much improved.

Reference to his "hobby of striped asses".

Sceptical of JBI’s "curious stories" on spirit-tapping: "believe nothing one hears & only half of what one sees".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  6 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2907

To John Innes   11 September [1860]

Summary

Going to sea-side for Etty’s health.

Asks JBI further questions about a striped donkey he had reported to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  11 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2912
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