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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

From Lawson Tait   21 February 1876

Summary

RLT to review 2d ed. of Variation and write an article on Pangenesis.

Discussion of "Survival of the Fittest".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10405

From Lawson Tait   1 March 1876

Summary

Regrowth of an amputated extra thumb.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10412

From Lawson Tait   26 March [1876]

Summary

Cat born tailless as a consequence of a spina bifida.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10429

From Lawson Tait   27 March [1876]

Summary

Regrowth of amputated digits is a capacity possessed by the new-born but rapidly lost.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10431

From Lawson Tait   25 April [1876]

Summary

Apologises for placing CD in the objectionable position of sponsor for a rejected paper. RLT has gone over old ground in ignorance.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10473

From Lawson Tait   4 August [1876]

Summary

Wishes to make CD an Honorary Member of the Birmingham Natural History Society.

RLT has attempted [in a paper] to apply evolution to moral life.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10570

From Lawson Tait   8 August 1876

Summary

Proposes to work on the origin of diseases; is going to study syphilis.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10574

From Lawson Tait   16 January 1877

Summary

Is writing Diseases of women [1877]; sends some proof-sheets for criticism.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10795

From Lawson Tait   14 February 1877

Summary

Sends another extract [from Diseases of women (1877)].

Has reviewed Cross and self-fertilisation in the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10844

From Lawson Tait   25 February 1877

Summary

Wants to know how to obtain The thoughts of Marcus Aurelius, mentioned in Descent [1: 106].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10868

From Lawson Tait   13 June [1877]

Summary

Forwards a copy of his book Diseases of women [1877].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10999

From Lawson Tait   31 December [1877]

Summary

Speculation on the process by which tails have been lost; believes he has evidence from man that it is related to spina bifida.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11297

From Lawson Tait   12 January 1880

Summary

Plans a "Darwin Festival" to celebrate CD’s birthday.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12418

From Lawson Tait   18 January [1880]

Summary

The Birmingham Philosophical Society proposes to celebrate CD’s birthday and make him their first Honorary Member. RLT will draft the address.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 213–214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12430

From Lawson Tait   [13 February 1880]

Summary

Encloses cuttings from Birmingham Daily Post, 12 February 1880, p. 4, and 13 February 1880, p.5, reporting the presentation to CD of the first honorary membership of the Birmingham Philosophical Society.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 226.2: 44 (1 and 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12472F

From Lawson Tait   15 July [1880]

Summary

The Birmingham Philosophical Society wishes to establish a Darwin prize medal for original scientific work. A fund is being raised to support research. Asks CD to contribute.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 215–216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12653

From Lawson Tait   29 July 1881

Summary

Points out what he believes to be two errors in CD’s paper on inheritance [Nature 24 (1881): 257; Collected papers 2: 230–1].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 178: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13257

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

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
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