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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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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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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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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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From Hermann Müller   6 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for Cross and self-fertilisation.

Fritz Müller has been appointed "Naturalista Viajante" of the Rio de Janeiro Museum, which will help his income greatly.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10702

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From J. D. Hooker   18 December 1876

Summary

Notes variation in style and stamen length in Forsythia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 110: B78a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10727

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From Friedrich Hildebrand   6 December 1876

Summary

Repeated maize crosses without success: i.e., in most cases yellow and red varieties did not produce fertile offspring.

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10701

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From Peter Henderson   16 December 1876

Summary

His long experience with propagation of Cytisus and other "sports".

Author:  Peter Henderson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10725

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From Robert Caspary   17 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Francis Darwin’s observation of nectaries in Pteris is most curious.

Doubts cross-fertilisation in the rare cases of two flowers on the same stalk in Victoria and Euryale.

Author:  Johann Xaver Robert (Robert) Caspary
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10726

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From E. M. Heckel     27 December 1876

Summary

Has read and greatly admires CD’s latest book, Cross and self-fertilisation; seeks permission to translate it into French and to add some annotations. [EMH’s translation was published in 1877.]

Author:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10735

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From George Rolleston   29 December 1876

Summary

Studying anatomy of the Irish pig.

Emil Bessels’ paper is in Archiv für Anthropologie 8 (1875): 107. He connects a band of poor Eskimos encountered at Smith’s Sound with glacial man.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10737

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From F. M. Balfour   11 December 1876

Summary

Asks CD to renew his former offer to propose him for the Royal Society, as Michael Foster, now on the Council, is unable to do so.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10711

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From George Bentham   10 December 1876

Summary

Sends specimens of Boronia.

Discusses the section on diclinous trees and herbs in CD’s new book [Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 411–13]. CD’s theory that diclinism preceded hermaphroditism seems confirmed.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10708

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From Robert Shaw   16 December 1876

Summary

Discusses further his theory relating to the soaring capacity of birds.

Mentions hybrids produced by various crossings of game-birds.

Author:  Robert James (Robert) Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10723

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From George Rolleston   26 December 1876

Summary

Sending certificates for Balfour and Moseley for CD to sign.

Calls attention to a paper by Emil Bessels on Eskimos, which he extracts [see 10737].

CD has cited GR for material that is not his in Variation, 2d ed., 1: 469, on transmission of mutilation.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10734

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From F. M. Balfour   [14 December 1876]

Summary

Michael Foster approves of names FMB suggested CD apply to [in proposing FMB to the Royal Society] and adds George Allman, Foster, W. H. Flower, and P. M. Duncan, the only biologists on the Council.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10713

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