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To Francis Darwin   3 June [1879]

Summary

Asks whether canary grass and oats have chlorophyll in their cotyledons.

Has been working hard at circumnutation of leaves to see whether sleep movements are exaggerated circumnutation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  3 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11541

From Nicolai Mengden   3 June 1879

Summary

Thanks for reply to query. Asked E. Haeckel same question and his answer agreed with CD’s. Haeckel disbelieves in the supernatural. What does CD think?

Author:  Nicolai Mengden, Baron von Mengden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12079

From John Murray   3 June [1879]

Summary

Is well disposed toward publishing Krause’s essay on Dr Erasmus Darwin, particularly if CD undertakes to fill up its gaps. He thinks ED’s reputation is increasing.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 92: B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12080