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From Japetus Steenstrup   [after 11 September 1876]

Summary

Thanks CD for sending a photograph.

Author:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632G

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  • … Steenstrup, Japetus Darwin, C. R. …

From P. A. Hanaford   3 September 1876

Summary

PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Author:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10588

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  • … Hanaford, P. A. C. Darwin, C. R. …

From W. E. Darwin   28 September [1876]

Summary

Recommends that CD buy a plot of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622F

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From J. A. Ransome-Marriott   1 September 1876

Summary

Reports on rats that gnawed holes in lead pipes.

Author:  John Arthur Ransome-Marriott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10586

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  • … Ransome-Marriott, J. A. Darwin, C. R. …

From Thomas Seare   18 September 1876

Summary

Describes example of instinctive behaviour in new-born leveret.

Cites experiment in which rabbit breathed vapour of nitrite of amyl.

Suggests that change in terrestrial atmosphere is responsible for evolution from scales to fur or feathers.

Author:  Thomas Seare
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10607

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From Hermann Müller   4 September 1876

Summary

Bombus mastrucatus, an alpine bee, conforms to his observations that B. terrestris breaks open the flowers of Trifolium pratense. However, in the Alps, B. terrestris does not behave this way.

Gentiana species are adapted to lepidopteran cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10589

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From W. H. Flower   27 September 1876

Summary

Identifies South American fossils in photographs sent by John Van der Weyde.

Author:  William Henry Flower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10620

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From J. D. Hooker   13 September 1876

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Summary

JDH’s condolences at Amy Darwin’s death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10597

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From M. L. Baxter   28 September 1876

Summary

Sends J. H. Baxter, Statistics, medical and anthropological [2 vols. (1875)]; asks CD’s opinion on correlation of stature with certain types of diseases.

Author:  Myron Leslie Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622

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From G. J. Romanes   [after 23 September 1876]

Summary

No results yet with graft-hybrids.

Has been writing a paper.

"Lankester seems to have doubled up [H.] Slade [the medium] in fine style".

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10584

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From Wilhelm Breitenbach   11 September 1876

Summary

His research on Orchis maculata.

Discusses effect of disuse of anthers in Salvia officinalis.

Pleased CD can use his observations on Primula elatior.

Author:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10595

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From J. D. Hooker   [24 September 1876]

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Summary

JDH again expresses his condolences.

The Glasgow BAAS meeting was good, except for Tait’s shameful attack on Tyndall.

Immensely impressed on Scottish geological and glacial features. Is CD aware that the earth beneath Glen Roy roads was found to contain freshwater diatoms?

Recounts the itinerary of his honeymoon in Scotland.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10605

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From Johann von Fischer   15 September 1876

Summary

Mentions observations on apes and other mammals. Describes habits of apes and monkeys in presenting hindquarters. Thinks species that present always have colourful hindquarters. Discusses possible exceptions to rule.

Author:  Johann von Fischer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 119, 119a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10600

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From Gaston de Saporta   2 September 1876

Summary

Claims to have proved the great antiquity of several plant races. But this does not contradict the tendency to vary. Insists that heredity can make permanent varieties of sufficient duration to occur as fossils.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10587

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From Johann von Fischer   [before 15 September 1876]

Summary

Describes behaviour of apes and monkeys in presenting coloured hindquarters.

Author:  Johann von Fischer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 120, 120a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10598

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