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To Asa Gray   28 October 1876

Summary

Is sending sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation. He will be curious to see what AG thinks of it, as AG speaks the truth whether or not he approves. Is sick of trying to correct his "horrid bad style".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10656

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From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sends Drosera plants and details of treatment that led them to form normal leaves when grown without insects.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10650

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From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sending Drosera plants by post instead of rail because they are rotting.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10651

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From George Henslow   20 October 1876

Summary

Asks whether CD’s conclusions on cross- and self-fertilising plants agree with his own as set out in a notice in Nature [14 (1876): 543–4].

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10646

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To George Henslow   23 October [1876]

Summary

Floral structure. The order of the development of the whorls and its relationship to a protandrous or protogynous condition in flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henslow
Date:  23 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL, Henslow 1888 (tipped in opposite p. 190)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10648

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To Georg von Seidlitz   13 October 1876

Summary

CD is much obliged to receive Beiträge zur Descendenz-Theorie [1876].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von Seidlitz
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10643F

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To R. B. Smyth   23 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for the third number of the Geological survey of Victoria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Brough Smyth
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  State Library Victoria, Melbourne (MS 8781 Box 1176/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10649

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To W. C. Marshall   30 October [1876?]

Summary

Sends an enclosure [missing] concerned with a very provoking delay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  30 Oct [1876?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10659

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From Hermann Müller   4 October 1876

Summary

He has never observed the straight line flight routes in male humble-bees that CD reports.

His last letter was in error: alpine Bombus terrestris does break into some flowers.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10631

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To J. V. Carus   18 October [1876]

Summary

Proof sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation] have been lost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  18 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 68–69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10645

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To Moritz Wagner   13 October 1876

Summary

Comments on essays by MW [Das Ausland, May 1875]. Criticises his theory of isolation as source of species change: "But my strongest objection to your theory is that it does not explain the manifold adaptations in structure in every organic being". Believes MW has misunderstood his views: "I believe that all the individuals of a species can be slowly modified within the same district … I do not believe that one species will give birth to two or more new species, as long as they are mingled together within the same district."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Moritz Friedrich (Moritz) Wagner
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 198; LL 3: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10643

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To J. D. Hooker   25 October [1876]

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Asks JDH to find young imperfect flowers of Hoya. CD has observed seed set although there was no trace of anthers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 425–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10653

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From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1876

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JDH looking for Hoya for CD.

Hookers tried to visit Down on foot, but weather was too inclement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10658

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From M. D. Conway   12 October [1876 ]

Summary

Forwards a flower from a Mrs Crawshay, who sees its "evident struggle to become double as another instance of gradual evolution".

Author:  Moncure Daniel Conway
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13785

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From J. I. Rogers   12 October 1876

Summary

His brother, George, reports from Calcutta a case of a man whose hands are divided like a cow’s foot.

Author:  John Innes Rogers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10640

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From Otto Zacharias   2 October 1876

Summary

Can CD send sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation as previously promised? OZ writing article on subject ["Darwin über Kreuzung und Selbstbefruchtung im Pflanzenreiche", Das Ausland (1877)].

German Darwinists preparing a Darwin album with photographs of themselves as gift.

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 184: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10628

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To J. V. Carus   [early October 1876]

Summary

Tells JVC that to the title on the first page [of Cross and self-fertilisation] is to be added "in the vegetable kingdom".

Guesses that Orchids [2d ed.] will be 20 or 30 pages longer than the old edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  [early Oct 1876]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 66–67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10627

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To William Clowes & Sons   7 October [1876]

Summary

Approves the type for Orchids [2d ed.]. The printer should advise Murray that it will be 300 pages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Clowes & Sons
Date:  7 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections (Charles Darwin / Evolution Collection Mss 28 Correspondence Box 4: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10634

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To J. V. Carus   25 October 1876

Summary

Sends sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Heliotypes for Expression delayed because new negatives must be made.

Thanks Herr Koch [of Schweizerbart] for copies of Coral reefs and Climbing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  25 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10654

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From J. D. Hooker   13 October 1876

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JDH back from his honeymoon.

Finds he has gout, as his father and grandfather had.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10642

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