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To G. H. Darwin   25 June [1879]

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Comments in jocular vein on GHD’s "Darwin discoveries" about their ancestors.

Emma says CD needs a change and rest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12119

To L. M. Forster   25 June 1879

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Thanks her for loan of her house [Abinger Hammer].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Laura Mary Forster
Date:  25 June 1879
Classmark:  King’s College Library, Cambridge (tipped into N.20.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12120

To Francis Darwin   25 June [1879]

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Suggests experiments to test the response of radicles to light. Considers an alternative term for heliotropism.

Will be curious to have FD’s spiral theory about circumnutation explained to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  25 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12122
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Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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