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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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To Fritz Müller   11 December 1876

Summary

FM’s new position in Rio.

CD interested in nature of surface deposits at Rio.

Sends a copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 40) (EH 88205870)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10709

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To J. V. Carus   20 December 1876

Summary

Sends an omitted reference to an article by Dr Ascherson [Bot. Ztg. (1871): 444 et seq.] for Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  20 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 154–155)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10730

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  • Darwin, C. R. Carus, J. V. …
  • c (“See also D r Ascherson’s interesting article in Bot. Zeit.  1871 p 444 et seq on this subject. ”) Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

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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To Asa Gray   4 December 1876

Summary

Plans to republish his paper on dimorphism with additions [Forms of flowers]. Is convinced it is necessary to compare pollen-grains and the state of the stigma to recognise dimorphic plants. Requests specific plants to test for dimorphism and would welcome examples from any family in which he has not encountered dimorphic species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10697

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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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  • … Hildebrand, Friedrich Darwin, C. R. …

To George Bentham   8 December 1876

Summary

Asks GB to send him flowers of the two forms of Boronia pinnata, as he is republishing his papers on dimorphic plants [Forms of flowers].

Sends copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  8 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3: Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, (1830–1884) 717)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10706

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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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To George Bentham   12 December 1876

Summary

Has examined the specimens of Boronia pinnata. No evidence of two distinct bodies of individuals.

Asks whether extra-American species of Aegiphila are heterostyled.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  12 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3: Correspondence, Vol 3, Daintree–Dyer, (1830–1884) 720)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10714

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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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To J. D. Hooker   15 December 1876

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JDH has sent a short-styled Forsythia from Kew. CD surmises that all Forsythia at Kew may be short-styled, hence he is curious to know whether they set seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 429
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10721

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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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From J. D. Hooker   13 December 1876

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Complains at Albert Günther’s imputations against Charles Wyville Thomson [as a result of the dispute between Thomson and the British Museum, regarding the disposal of the specimens from the Challenger].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10715

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From G. E. S. Boulger   20 December [1876]

Summary

Is engaged in translating Hermann Müller’s Befruchtung der Blumen [1873].

Has observed Sphinx moths on Petunia.

Author:  George Edward Simonds Boulger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10729

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