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To Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]

Summary

Sends FD £5 for the loan of his microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13794

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   26 June [1873]

Summary

Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  26 June [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-08)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8952

From W. W. Reade   26 June 1873

Summary

Is tired of inaction and so is leaving for Egypt and the East.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8953

From J. D. Hague   26 June 1873

Summary

Confirms previous observations on ants [see 8788].

Author:  James Duncan Hague
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1873
Classmark:  Nature, 24 July 1873, p. 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8954