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From Lawson Tait   2 June [1875]

Summary

Paralysis of the nervous system of Dionaea. Uses of tails of mice.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007

From Lawson Tait   5 June [1875]

Summary

May publish a lecture on insectivorous plants and would like to dedicate it to CD.

Wishes to become an F.R.S.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10011

From Lawson Tait   12 June [1875] 

Summary

Has separated out a pepsin-like substance from the secretion of Drosera, which he proposes to call "Droserin".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10015

From Lawson Tait   12 June [1875] 

Summary

Intends sending a paper containing some of his histological work [see "Freezing process for section-cutting; … staining and mounting sections", J. Anat. & Physiol. 9 (1875): 249–58].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10016

From Lawson Tait   16 June [1875] 

Summary

Is waiting impatiently for the appearance of CD’s book [Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10020

DCP-LETT-10022

Summary

Insectivorous plants: the means and site of absorption of digested animal matter. [Newspaper clipping enclosed.]

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10022

From Lawson Tait   24 June [1875]

Summary

An article on RLT’s lecture on insectivorous plants has appeared; the author adopts an anti-Darwinian attitude [see "Flower traps", Spectator 19 June 1875, pp. 784–5; RLT’s reply in Spectator 26 June 1875, pp. 816–17.]

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10029

From Lawson Tait   15 July [1875]

Summary

Has read Insectivorous plants and is to review it for the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10066

From Lawson Tait   19 July [1875]

Summary

Sends a note on the ferment of the Nepenthes secretion, which he asks CD to forward to Nature if he thinks it worth while [see "Insectivorous plants", Nature 12 (1875): 251–2].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10078

From Lawson Tait   21 July [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants: observations on the digestive fluid of Nepenthes.

Reproduction of plant by "parthenogenesis".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10086

From Lawson Tait   16 August 1875

Summary

Digestive fluid in insectivorous plants. RLT’s work on tails.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10122

From Lawson Tait   7 September [1875]

Summary

RLT speculates on the "moral nature" of parental protection shown by humans and traces it back to its first occurrence in the animal world.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10153

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

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
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