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From Lawson Tait   11 October 1875

Summary

Wishes CD to present RLT’s paper on insectivorous plants to the Royal Society.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10190

To Lawson Tait   14 October [1875]

Summary

Will be happy to present RLT’s paper on Nepenthes to Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  14 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas (MS 331 box 1 folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10199

From Lawson Tait   23 October [1875]

Summary

Thanks CD for consenting to present his paper.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10217

From Lawson Tait   6 November [1875]

Summary

Composition of "Droserin" [see 10015].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10244

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has CD ever come across Dischidia rafflesiana?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10261

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has extracted a highly deliquescent substance from digestive secretion of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10262

From Lawson Tait   20 November [1875]

Summary

His paper [for Royal Society] is completed; would CD like to read it?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10268

From Lawson Tait   23 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper will be sent to CD. Will CD notify him of any serious defects?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10274

From Lawson Tait   25 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper on insectivorous plants is being copied.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10277

To Lawson Tait   27 November [1875]

Summary

Because CD has been unwell, he has not read RLT’s paper carefully, but it seems an important contribution to science. Hopes RLT’s chemical observations will be confirmed. It seems a great anomaly that two substances with an acid should be requisite for digestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  27 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10280

From Lawson Tait   29 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s insectivorous plants paper.

The success of a recent lecture.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10281

To Lawson Tait   1 December [1875]

Summary

Abstract sent to the Royal Society. It seems to CD "uncommonly clear and well-done".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  1 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Josh B. Rosenblum (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10284

From Lawson Tait   12 March [1875]

Summary

Purpose of bushy tails; their usefulness to their owners as a means of keeping warm.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9885

To Lawson Tait   [13–15 March 1875]

Summary

Thinks CD is right about the retention of a tail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  [13–15 Mar 1875]
Classmark:  Birmingham Daily Post, 8 April 1875, p. 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9885F

From Lawson Tait   16 March [1875]

Summary

Uses of tails of mice. Functions of tails generally.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9889

From Lawson Tait   17 March [1875]

Summary

Sends a short essay [The pathology and treatment of diseases of the ovaries (1874)] on which he would welcome CD’s opinion. Believes problems of pathology can be attacked by regarding them from "Darwinian" point of view.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9892

To Lawson Tait   20 March [1875]

Summary

Has read RLT’s essay [The pathology and treatment of diseases of the ovaries (1874)] with interest. His facts about tumours seem to CD "highly favourable to some such notion as Pangenesis".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  20 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek, Hannover (Noviss. 450: A 48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9896

To Lawson Tait   25 March 1875

Summary

Would be glad to make RLT’s acquaintance, but CD’s health would make RLT’s visit to Down unprofitable. Suggests a meeting in London at end of month.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  25 Mar 1875
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) catalogue 62 (July 1989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9902

From Lawson Tait   27 March [1875]

Summary

Is preparing a paper on the umbilical cord ["On the anatomy of the umbilical cord", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 23 (1875): 498–501; 24 (1876): 417–40] of which he sends a preliminary note [missing]. Believes spiral growth of the umbilical cord is important evidence of the descent of man; speculates on spiral growth in general.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9904

From Lawson Tait   8 April [1875]

Summary

Arrangements for a visit to Down.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9918
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