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From Gerard Krefft   [c. 1 November 1873?]


Describes the behaviour of a pet donkey and pig.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 1 Nov 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8834

From Godfrey Wedgwood   [November 1873]


Captive and tame birds inheriting the migratory instinct.

Author:  Godfrey Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9121

To Down School Board   [after 29 November 1873]


CD, Sir John Lubbock, Ellen Frances Lubbock, and S. E. Wedgwood, petition the Board to grant permission for the school hall to be used as a reading room in the evening during winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down School Board
Date:  [after 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Central Library, Local Studies Library and Archives (P/123/25/31/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9122

From J. D. Hooker   [1 November 1873]



Sends leaves and names by post.

Is writing everywhere for Drosophyllum.

Is deeply interested in Desmodium.

Had no intention of publishing on Nepenthes, the experiments were solely for CD’s "eating". Will continue with egg and raw meat experiments. Asks for advice on how to prove fluid is secreted by the glands.

Searles Wood’s letter is confused and would deny atavism if his principles were accepted.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 178–80, DAR 209.12: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9123

From Gerard Krefft   1 November 1873


Many insects visit Eucalyptus flowers as long as there is pollen to be seen. Asking his colleague, George Masters, to gather insects and flowers at Long Bay for CD.

Observations on wild New Guinea pig in captivity.

Will take CD’s advice to write a book.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9124