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To Francis Darwin   [before 5 June 1879]

Summary

Believes that he will prove that the tip of radicle is the brain as far as geotropism is concerned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 5 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12084

From V. H. Darwin   5 June [1879]

Summary

Sends her drawing of Elston Hall as it was in 1754.

Author:  Violetta Harriot Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12085

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 June 1879

Summary

Has been writing life of Erasmus Darwin.

Wants plants with heliotropic aerial roots. Has proved root apex governs nature of flexure in upper part of root.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  5 June 1879
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 173–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12086

To Ernst Krause   5 June 1879

Summary

Has read Dallas’ translation of first part of EK’s essay [on Erasmus Darwin]. Has sent his MS to printer. Is perplexed by duplication. Thinks EK’s essay is better than his. Wishes he had sent all his material to him for a single biography. Best plan may be for EK to incorporate whatever he thinks useful in CD’s material.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  5 June 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36186)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12087

To Nicolai Mengden   5 June 1879

Summary

NvM’s questions cannot be answered fully. "Science has nothing to do with Christ, except in so far as the habit of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. For myself, I do not believe that there has ever been any Revelation."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nicolai Mengden, Baron von Mengden
Date:  5 June 1879
Classmark:  David W. Bowerman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12088

To ?   5 June 1879

Summary

Unable to accept invitation.

Looked at leaves and saw no sign that animal matter was absorbed. Believes insects were caught only accidentally.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 June 1879
Classmark:  Sotheby’s New York (dealers) (5 December 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12089