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To John Tyndall   11 April 1873

Summary

Sends JT the list and amounts subscribed for Huxley. It will probably amount to £1800. He will write to Huxley and use every argument he can to make him accept.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  11 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 14 (EH 88205952)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8856

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  • … DAR 261.8: 14 (EH 88205952) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Apr 1873 John Tyndall …

From J. D. Hooker   [1 November 1873]

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Sends leaves and names by post.

Is writing everywhere for Drosophyllum.

Is deeply interested in Desmodium.

Had no intention of publishing on Nepenthes, the experiments were solely for CD’s "eating". Will continue with egg and raw meat experiments. Asks for advice on how to prove fluid is secreted by the glands.

Searles Wood’s letter is confused and would deny atavism if his principles were accepted.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 178–80, DAR 209.12: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9123

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  • … E.  goniocalyx 9. E.  sp. 10 E.  sp. 11 E.  Globulus 14 E.  cordata 15 E.  obliqua 16 E.   …

From George Hookham   6 May [1873]

Summary

A fact on expression: sheep do use hoofs in fighting.

Author:  George Hookham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 266
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7742

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  • … Birmingham on 7 and 14 April 1873 (see Birmingham Daily Post , 11 April 1873, p.  6, and …

From J. D. Hooker   30 August 1873

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Identifies three plants sent by CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 77: 173; DAR 209.6: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9034

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  • … Read 11 September 1871. ] Annales des Sciences Naturelles ( Botanique ) 5th ser. 14 ( …

From T. H. Huxley   [13 November 1873]

Summary

Arrangements for meeting in London.

Glad CD has heard about Dohrn’s affairs.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9183

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  • 14 November 1873 ( The Times , 15 November 1873, p.  6). See letter from F.  M.  Balfour, 11  …

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   25 June 1873

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Informs CD of the effects of certain salts and other chemicals on animals.

Comments on CD’s results with Drosera. Suggests some experiments.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 116–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8949

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  • 11 I believe that the citrate of Strychnine w d .  be as good a salt as could be used. Ad 14  …

From Alois Humbert   [before 18] January 1873

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On a humming-bird Sphinx moth which tried to extract nectar from flowers on wallpaper. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 317.]

Author:  Alois Humbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18] Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 89: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8718

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  • 14 January 1873 . Macroglossa stellatarum is now known as Macroglossum stellatarum (the humming-bird hawk-moth; CD knew it as the humming-bird sphinx, see his annotation). In his letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 11  …

From John Murray   25 September [1873]

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s cheque.

Sends CD cheque for profits on Orchids and a statement of stock on hand of CD’s works [missing].

Origin and Expression sales are stagnant.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 437, DAR 210.11: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9071

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  • 11 1873 June By 81 on hand " Author’s 1 3 Profit 36 19 6 Stocks on Hand. June 30. 1873 * 1716 “ Origin of species ” 7/6 Edition 2000 No printed March 1873 for which Author has not yet been paid 26 “ Variations Animals ” &c 1250 No printed in 1868 75 “ Man ” 1000 No " 1871 2404 “ Emotions ” 7000 No printed Dec r 1872 for which Author was paid £1050— 2000 No printed 1873 for which Author has not yet been paid * Mem m 57 Copies 14/– …

To Federico Delpino   25 June [1873]

Summary

Discusses role of insects in crossing varieties of Lathyrus odoratus and other species.

Comments on Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)],

and Anton Kerner ["Die Schutzmittel des Pollens", Ber. Naturwiss. Med. Ver. Innsbruck, 3 (1873): 100–68].

Admires FD’s work on anemophilous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 June [1873]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8951

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  • 11, letter to George Bentham, 19 June [1863] . For Delpino’s work on anemophily (pollination by means of the wind), see especially Delpino 1871. CD discussed Delpino’s work on anemophilous plants in Cross and self fertilisation , pp.  400–14. …

To G. H. Darwin   12 October [1873]

Summary

Asks GHD whether he can tell him what inclination a polished or waxy leaf ought to hold to the horizon in order to let vertical rain rebound off as much as possible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9096

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  • 14 May 1877 ( Calendar no.  10960; also printed in ML 2: 361–2). There are a few references to movements brought about by water in Movement in plants (pp.  126, 128, 363), but evidently CD came to no firm conclusions. An anonymous article headed ‘The graver magazines’ in the Spectator , 11  …

From W. F. Collier   22 February 1873

Summary

Sends pamphlet on punishment in education [Punishments in education, read at Social Science Congress, 1872] in response to Expression. Proposes that character can be diagnosed from expression.

Author:  Collier, W. F.
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8782

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  • 11, CD had argued that not only was blushing involuntary, but attempts to restrain it would actually increase the tendency. In Expression , p.  86, CD had written that barking was not natural to any species of Canis except for C.  latrans (the coyote). Red foxes belong to the genus Vulpes . See Variation 2: 242. Blink Bonny won the Derby in 1857, Blair Athol (her son) in 1864, and Gladiateur in 1865 (Horseracing history online (The National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket, www.horseracinghistory.co.uk; Thoroughbred heritage, www.tbheritage.com (accessed 14  …
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