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From G. J. Romanes   2 December 1877

Summary

Thanks for letter. Values CD’s opinion more than that of anybody else.

Perfectly astonished at reception CD got among popular audiences at GJR’s lectures.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1877
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11283

To G. J. Romanes   [20 January 1878?]

Summary

CD will call on Tuesday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [20 Jan 1878?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (484)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11328

To G. J. Romanes   7 March 1878

Summary

CD’s gardener says not to sow onion seeds until middle of March. Should he risk sowing them at once?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  7 Mar 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (531)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11405

To G. J. Romanes   9 April [1878]

Summary

Sympathises with GJR on dreadful loss [of his sister, Georgina].

Can GJR visit Down?

Onions not yet up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  9 Apr [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (533)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11466

From G. J. Romanes   10 April 1878

Summary

Thanks for letter of sympathy.

Would like to visit in May.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11469

To G. J. Romanes   14 September [1878]

Summary

Thinks most of the experimental onions have died. Suspects the red and white were distinct species. If GJR is not "sick of the whole job" he might try with radishes or carrots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  14 Sept [1878]
Classmark:  University of Exeter Library Special Collections (EUL MS 31a/404)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11491

To G. J. Romanes   11 [May 1878]

Summary

Invites GJR to visit on the 18th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  11 [May 1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (474)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11502

To G. J. Romanes   13 May [1878]

Summary

Blood-red onions enclosed.

GJR to come whenever convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  13 May [1878]
Classmark:  Christ Church Library, Oxford (MS 516)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11506

To G. J. Romanes   16 June [1878]

Summary

Sends two pages from MS chapter on instinct. Presumes it is too late for chapter to be of use to GJR.

After train ride Baby [Bernard Richard Meirion Darwin] calls every vehicle "boo boo".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 June [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (537)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11555

From G. J. Romanes   18 June 1878

Summary

Thanks for permission to use CD’s observations on instinct. Would like to use CD’s MS chapter in preparing forthcoming book [Mental evolution in animals (1883)].

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11557

To G. J. Romanes   19 June [1878]

Summary

GJR may have CD’s MS chapter on instinct. It was abstracted for Origin, but CD probably will not prepare it for publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  19 June [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (538)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11560

From G. J. Romanes   21 June 1878

Summary

Thanks for permission to use CD’s MS chapter on instinct for forthcoming book.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11561

From G. J. Romanes   17 August 1878

Summary

GJR’s speech at Dublin [BAAS meeting] was an enormous success, with tremendous applause at mention of CD’s name at the finale.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11667

To G. J. Romanes   20 August 1878

Summary

Comments on GJR’s lecture on animal intelligence [Rep. BAAS].

Comments on J. R. L. Delboeuf, La psychologie [1876].

Suggests that GJR keep a young monkey to observe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  20 Aug 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11671

From G. J. Romanes   29 August 1878

Summary

Thanks for comments on his lecture ["Nervous system of Medusa"]

and for information [about J. R. L. Delboeuf, La psychologie (1876)].

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11679

To G. J. Romanes   2 September [1878]

Summary

Discusses animal intelligence.

Advises GJR on acquiring monkey.

Sends book by Delboeuf [La psychologie (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  2 Sept [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (547)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11684

From G. J. Romanes   10 September 1878

Summary

Thanks for letter and book [J. R. L. Delboeuf, La psychologie (1876)].

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11687

To G. J. Romanes   21 September [1878]

Summary

Discusses spiritualism. Says Williams, the medium, is exposed as fraud.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  21 Sept [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (548)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11699

To G. J. Romanes   1 October [1878]

Summary

Comments on GJR’s article in Fortnightly Review ["The beginning of nerves", n.s. 24 (1878): 509–26].

Comments on "poor old" Edinburgh Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  1 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (550)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11712

To G. J. Romanes   20 [November 1878]

Summary

CD will visit tomorrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  20 [Nov 1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (552)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11750
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