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From F. J. Cohn   31 December 1876

Summary

Acknowledges presentation copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Thanks for visit to Down.

Praise for CD’s theories.

Author:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10741

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From T. H. Farrer   7 December 1876

Summary

Questions CD on sale of his books in America by Appleton and other publishers; copyright and translation rights.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10704

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To J. D. Hooker   11 December 1876

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Plants received from JDH.

Requests he verify an identification by Fritz Müller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 427–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10710

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To Karl von Scherzer   24 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for volume on craniology

and for suggestion to Austrian Government that CD receive volumes on Novara voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  24 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10733

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From Asa Gray   5 December 1876

Summary

Dimorphism and cleistogamy in Hottonia.

AG wants new, unambiguous term for what is now referred to as "dimorphism", "dioecio-dimorphism", or "heterostyly"; proposes "heterogone".

Sends an excerpt from Bulletin of Torrey Botanical Club 2 (June 1871) on Hottonia inflata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 192, DAR 111: A92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10699

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From A. W. Bennett   7 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Reports instances of cross-fertilisation in maize,

and succession of forms of flowers on Isle of Wight.

Asks CD’s suggestions for his second edition of Julius von Sachs’s Text-book of botany.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10703

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To F. M. Balfour   13 December 1876

Summary

CD is glad to propose FMB for Royal Society. Explains information and certificates needed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10716

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From Julius von Haast   16 December 1876

Summary

Sends a passage relevant to Pangenesis [on regional accents distinguishable in the speech of those born deaf] from Life, letters, and journals of George Ticknor [ed. G. S. Hillard, vol. 1 (1876)], p. 196.

Tells of the controversy about evolution raging in Dunedin, with clergy playing a prominent part.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10722

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From T. H. Farrer   31 December 1876

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Much pleased with CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation]. Is struck by width and caution of his generalisations and by the application of experiment to processes of life hitherto merely observed.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10742

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From Asa Gray   22 December 1876

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Discusses some dimorphic plants.

Sends specimens of Rhamnus but his few specimens of Leucosmia are very poor.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 110: B36–7, B74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10731

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From Ernst Haeckel   30 December 1876

Summary

Describes new journal, Kosmos, to be edited by Ernst Krause. Asks CD to lend his name to journal.

Has sent Anthropogenie, 3d ed.

Will send his study [Biologische Studien, pt 2: Studien zur Gastraea-theorie (1877)] in January.

Thanks CD for hospitality at Down.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10738

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From George Henslow   [c. 7 December 1876]

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Considers some flowers especially adapted for self-fertilisation, and believes all flowers are self-fertilising under some conditions. Gives examples of plants in which he believes all flowers are cleistogamous. Believes self-fertilisation is the primordial condition of flowering plants.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 7 Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8204

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From J. D. Hooker   8 December 1876

Summary

He has examined Hoya flowers with Bentham and Oliver, but they are not satisfied about the five processes alternating with the sepals. [See Forms of flowers, pp. 331–2.] Sends specimens of plants.

Babington’s surprise at JDH’s advocacy of Darwinian views at Norwich [BAAS meeting].

Criticism of the behaviour of the trustees of the British Museum [in the Challenger affair].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 111: A85, DAR 104: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10705

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From F. M. Balfour   [14] December [1876]

Summary

Lists his chief publications and suggests names of biologists in the Royal Society whom CD might ask to sign his nomination certificate.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14] Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10712

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From Alphonse de Candolle   16 December 1876

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Thanks for Cross and self-fertilisation.

Discusses geographical implications of inbreeding. Can the length of time an insular flora has been isolated be estimated by its weakness due to inbreeding?

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10724

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