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From T. H. Huxley   3 November 1873

Summary

W. H. Flower is ill and obliged to go off for six months. Wants to return the money Flower contributed to fund for his holiday, asks the amount.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126

To John Pennington Thomasson?   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks for the paragraph, which he had not seen and now returns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Pennington Thomasson
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (Thomasson family papers: U DX163)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126F

To John Fiske   3 November [1873]

Summary

CD is glad to hear of nature of JF’s work;

proposes that JF call when CD comes to London.

Has read JF’s attack on Agassiz ["Agassiz and Darwinism"] in Popular Science Monthly [3 (1873): 692–705].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (FK 1110-1112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9127

To Virginius Dabney   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks VD for information on caterpillars selecting food plants from within one family,

and on similar behaviour in hogs, which will not eat any plants from a family containing some poisonous members.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Virginius Dabney
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 56 MSS 3082-a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9128

From Gerard Krefft   3 November 1873

Summary

Letter of introduction for Mr Bradley, an expert on spiders.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 169: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9129

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1873]

Summary

Discusses experiments and observations on pitchers [of Nepenthes]. Suggests procedures for JDH to follow.

Any plant of any family with a terminal or with any lateral leaflets greatly reduced would be interesting to CD for studying spontaneous movements.

Has not received Eucalyptus or Acacia plants from Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2–3 and 39a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9130