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To G. J. Romanes   [9 December 1874]

Summary

Invites GJR to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [9 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.454)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9751

To G. J. Romanes   16 December 1874

Summary

Thanks GJR for copy of his book [Christian prayer and general laws (1874)].

Discusses breeding and sterility.

Discusses experiments to test Pangenesis. Cites useful references.

Suggests GJR visit Kew gardens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.455)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9762

To G. J. Romanes   23 December 1874

Summary

Urges GJR to visit Hooker at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.456)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9772

To G. J. Romanes   27 December 1874

Summary

Discourages grafting ears of rabbits. Suggests comb of fowl.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.457)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9783

To G. J. Romanes   13 January [1875]

Summary

Describes accounts of potato grafting in a German journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  13 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.461)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814

From G. J. Romanes   14 January 1875

Summary

Would like to see papers [on potato grafting] mentioned by CD.

CD has doubtless seen case in Gardeners’ Chronicle of vine in which scion has affected the stock [P. Grieve, "Singular sport upon a grape vine", Gard. Chron. (1875): 21].

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9816

To G. J. Romanes   7 April [1875]

Summary

Is sending plants from cut-leaved vine.

Invites GJR to visit.

"When in presence of my ladies do not talk about experiments on animals."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  7 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.465)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9916

From G. J. Romanes   21 April 1875

Summary

Returns papers [unidentified].

One on inheritance destitute of meaning. How can "force" act without any material on which to act? Discussion must assume truth of some such theory as Pangenesis.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 20–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9945

To G. J. Romanes   [7 December 1874]

Summary

Speaks of visiting GJR at the Brown Institution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [7 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.453)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9747

To G. J. Romanes   1 January [1882]

Summary

Describes grafting experiment of Baron de Villa Franca, which produced new varieties of sugar-cane. Encloses related documents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  1 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.609)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13592

To G. J. Romanes   3 January [1882]

Summary

Asks GJR’s opinion about grafting experiments on sugar-cane carried out by the Baron [de Villa Franca].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  3 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.610)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13597

To G. J. Romanes   6 January 1882

Summary

Accepts GJR’s offer to prepare sugar-cane paper for publication [Villa Franca and Glass, "New varieties of sugar-cane", Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1880–2): 30–1]. Suggests introduction and outline.

Agrees with GJR on microscope for Grant Allen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  6 Jan 1882
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.611)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13600

To G. J. Romanes   20 January 1882

Summary

Prefers to make the present of microscope at once [to Grant Allen].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  20 Jan 1882
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.612)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13627

From G. C. Robertson to G. J. Romanes   21 January 1882

Summary

Returns CD’s letter concerning testimonial fund for Grant Allen.

Author:  George Croom Robertson
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  21 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 176: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13633

To G. J. Romanes   23 [January 1882]

Summary

Discusses present of microscope to Grant Allen.

Mentions sugar-cane paper [by Baron de Villa Franca].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 [Jan 1882]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.613)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13638

To G. J. Romanes   25 [January 1882?]

Summary

Agrees about Grant Allen affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  25 [Jan 1882?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.569)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13644

To G. J. Romanes   28 January 1882

Summary

Agrees to write a page or two on behalf of Donald McAlister.

Declines to write testimonial for J. C. Ewart.

Says if W. C. M’Intosh "were to apply again, I could not refuse to allow him to use again my former testimonial".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  28 Jan 1882
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.614)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13647

To G. J. Romanes   29 March 1882

Summary

Sends manuscript by Baron de Villa Franca on the apparent grafting of sugar canes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  29 Mar [1882]
Classmark:  Bodleian Library (MS.Eng.d.3823 f. 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13748F

To G. J. Romanes   [before 26 April 1876]

Summary

Asks to show GJR’s letter to George Darwin and other sons. A secret cannot be well kept.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [before 26 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.624)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13838

From G. J. Romanes   [before 6 June 1877]

Summary

Notes on natural selection; discussion of factors mitigating the swamping influence of intercrossing on incipient variations.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 June 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 139–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13839
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