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From Francis Darwin   [after 2 June 1879]




Experimenting on Porlieria in damp and dry earth.

Hermann Müller has been ridiculed for teaching children "in the beginning was Carbon".

Will ask about Ernst Krause.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 209.5: 230–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12075

To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1879 or earlier]


Wants FD to find out what sort of man Ernst Krause is.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1879 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12076

To John Murray   2 June 1879


Intends to publish a translation of Ernst Krause’s essay on Dr Erasmus Darwin, with a prefatory notice by himself. Asks JM to decide whether to publish it on commission or on usual two-thirds profit terms. CD incapable of judging chance of its selling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  2 June 1879
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 356–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12078

To Francis Darwin   2 June [1879]


Thanks for FD’s letter describing microscopic work under experienced supervision.

Is glad to hear of C. E. Stahl’s objection to treating plants as mere machines.

Pleased that J. von Sachs has yielded on growth.

Perhaps Stahl will recognise whether the case of the silver fir is the same as that referred to in the German account [see 12074b].

CD has finished the first draft of his essay on Erasmus Darwin’s life and is "heartily sick of the job".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12078A
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'An Appeal' against animal cruelty


The four-page pamphlet transcribed below and entitled 'An Appeal', was composed jointly by Emma and Charles Darwin (see letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863]). The pamphlet, which protested against the cruelty of steel vermin…

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  • … following the publication of Origin (Turner 1980, pp. 60–2, 124–128, Worster 1985, pp. 179–80, …