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From Margaret Frankland’s diary   30 [April 1876]

Summary

[Entry describing a Sunday morning call [see 10480a] during which CD witnessed the behaviour of a bullfinch and a canary in eating parts of some primroses and cowslips.]

Author:  Margaret Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 [Apr 1876]
Classmark:  Mrs Bucknall (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485A

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To Francis Darwin   [30 April 1876]

Summary

CD has just had an interview with Edward Frankland, who "almost laughs" at FD’s idea of getting potash and soda out of the soil by treating it with sulphuric acid. Asks FD to send him a soil sample to give to Frankland. Sends enclosures giving address and labels for soil samples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485B

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  • C.  Darwin I have had also a most interesting talk on chemical affinity, & he showed me a bull-finch getting out the ovules of Primrose-flowers beautifully. — Packets to be labelled “From M r . …

To James Torbitt   10 April [1876]

Summary

JT may publish enclosed [letter by CD?], but it is not worth publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11468

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To James Torbitt   14 April 1876

Summary

Gives advice on breeding of blight-resistant potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 93; Belfast News-Letter, 22 April 1876, p. 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10451

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To Enrique Godínez   28 April 1876

Summary

Gives permission for a Spanish translation of the Origin and wishes it success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Enrique Godínez y Esteban (Enrique Godínez)
Date:  28 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Godínez trans. 1877, p. VIII
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10481

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To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Sends Mind. Henry Sidgwick’s article ["The theory of evolution in its application to practice", Mind 1 (1876): 52–67] is so clear it makes CD feel "a muddle-headed man". But he disagrees with Sidgwick on the origin of morality within tribes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10478

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From W. E. Darwin   20 April [1876]

Summary

Sends a pamphlet for FD and Ruck, who did not turn up for breakfast.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10458F

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To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Is sure mathematical discussion of elevation of continents will be valued by geologists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480

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To D. F. Nevill   6 April [1876–82]

Summary

Received Darlingtonia; cannot explain its fructification.

Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  6 Apr [1876-82]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9915

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To Henry Bradshaw   12 April [1876]

Summary

Thanks HB for obtaining a translation by a learned rabbi of [the Naphtali Lewy] letter – "a real curiosity". [See 10430.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bradshaw
Date:  12 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10447

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From James Torbitt   18 April 1876

Summary

Sends some potato plants and tubers.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10456

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To Federico Delpino   25 April 1876

Summary

Thanks FD for the volumes of Revista Botanica [1874–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10474

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To James Torbitt   4 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for essay [Cras credemus: a treatise on the cultivation of the potato from the seed, having for proposed results the extinction of the disease (1876)] and seeds. Thinks principle on which JT is acting is right.

Cannot allow publication of his earlier letter [10368], as he cannot recall what he wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10440

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From James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

Requests permission to publish CD’s previous letter [10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10441

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To James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

JT may publish CD’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10442

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To C. S. Wedgwood   20 April 1876

Summary

Grieves over poor account of her health. Emma and Henrietta are also ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Darwin; Caroline Sarah (Caroline) Wedgwood
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10461

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To Edward Frankland   27 April [1876]

Summary

Requests permission to call upon EF any morning from Saturday through Tuesday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480A

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From James Torbitt   1 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for response to query on what is an individual.

Sends paper on potatoes [see 10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10437

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From James Torbitt   7 April 1876

Summary

Believes publishing CD’s letter will enable JT to suppress the potato disease several years sooner.

Returns CD’s answer to JT’s question "What is an individual?", and repeats his request for permission to publish it.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10443

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From James Torbitt   12 April 1876

Summary

JT still thinks CD’s opinions on "what is an individual?" should be published.

Seeking financial backing for his research.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10448

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