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To ?   21 December 1876

Summary

Sends his signature

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10728F

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From A. R. Wallace   13 December 1876

Summary

Responds to CD’s new work [Cross and self-fertilisation]. Suggests results might have been more convincing if CD had measured weights instead of heights. The fact that infertile hybrids have not been produced means that the "one great objection" has not been got rid of: the physiological characteristic of species. Suggests an experiment to produce "sterile mongrels" which would remove objection.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: B130–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10717

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To Francis Darwin   [c. December 1876]

Summary

Asks for details of dimorphism in Sethia from Thwaites, Enumeratio plantarum Zeylaniae [1864]. [See Forms of flowers, p. 122.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10762

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To Édouard Heckel   31 December 1876

Summary

Would be honoured to have Cross and self fertilisation translated into French by EH; he has written to his French publisher, Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald.

EH’s notes will add interest and he would like to read them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10739F

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To Eduard Strasburger   9 December [1876]

Summary

Thanks for a copy of the second edition of Strasburger’s Über Zellbildung und Zelltheilung (On cell formation and cell division; Strasburger 1876b).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  9 Dec [1876]
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10291F

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To Gerard Krefft   6 December 1876

Summary

Sorry to hear of JLGK’s troubles. Cannot organise a subscription but sends £5.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Date:  6 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (MLMSS 5828)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10700

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To G. S. Ffinden   9 December 1876

Summary

Sends £9 for Down Coal and Clothing Club, consisting of £5 for self, £1 for his son George, and £3 for his son Francis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  9 Dec 1876
Classmark:  The 19th Century Shop (dealers) (May 1990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10706A

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To Samuel Smiles   15 December 1876

Summary

Thanks SS for present of Life of a Scotch naturalist [1876]. Has read every one of his biographies with "extreme pleasure".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Smiles
Date:  15 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Fitzwilliam Museum (MS 97–1947)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10720

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To Samuel Smiles    16 December 1876

Summary

Has written via John Murray to thank for SS’s biography of Thomas Edward (Smiles 1876).

Is happy to sign a memorial concerning a Civil List pension for Thomas Edward.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Smiles
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10720F

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To Ernst Haeckel   31 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for EH’s Anthropogenie, 3d ed.

Sends Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 42 [9895])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10739

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To Thomas Brittain   1 December 1876

Summary

Thanks TB for calling his attention to the case of the Apocynum; is unable to understand the trap-like arrangement [of the flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Brittain
Date:  1 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Manchester City News, 24 June 1882
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10695

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From Robert Shaw   10 December [1876]

Summary

Adds a point to his previous letter regarding the buoyancy of birds and their soaring capacity.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10707

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From Francis Galton   1 December 1876

Summary

Gives another instance of curious habit in the Butler family.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 105: A96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10694

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From George Bentham   13 December 1876

Summary

Believes Aegiphila to be exclusively American.

Contrasts fertilisation of Australian Acacia with Brazilian Mimosa.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10718

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From William Renton   14 December 1876

Summary

Corrects Descent [1: 294] on inheritance of tortoise-shell colour in cats. It does not violate rule that characters appearing late in one sex are transmitted exclusively to the same sex.

Author:  William Renton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10719

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To John Scott   15 December 1876

Summary

CD is eager for further information about Lagerstroemia, which is sterile with its own pollen. Does the collection of dried plants reveal more than one form? Plans to republish papers on dimorphism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  15 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10721F

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From Hermann Müller   28 December 1876

Summary

No papers on heterostyly have appeared since 1873.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 309
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10736

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From Allen Thomson   31 December 1876

Summary

Is happy to sign F. M. Balfour’s application for admission to the Royal Society.

Remembers CD from Edinburgh days.

Author:  Allen Thomson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10740

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To Asa Gray   20 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for information about Hottonia.

Has found dimorphism in Forsythia.

Considers AG’s arguments on different terms for dimorphism, but cannot change to using the proposed new term [see 10699].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  20 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (116)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10728

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From Albert Gaudry   2 December 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for translation of Climbing plants.

AG is at work on Les enchaînements du monde animal [1878]. Will send CD a copy as soon as it is ready.

Author:  Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10696

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