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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 G. H. Darwin   [after 4 September 1876]

Summary

Has received a baffling article on God, immortality, and socialism under a Darwinian point of view.

Clerk Maxwell has disagreed with CD on molecular calculations in relation to Pangenesis in Encyclopaedia Britannica article ["Atom", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. (1875) 3: 36–49].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10338

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To W. E. Darwin   29 September [1876]

Summary

Discusses the purchase of some land;

plans to visit Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10625

Matches: 1 hit

From Thomas Brittain   30 November 1876

Summary

Informs CD about Apocynum androsaemifolium, an insectivorous plant not mentioned in CD’s book. Offers to send specimen.

Author:  Thomas Brittain
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 312
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10693

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  • … Brittain, Thomas Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Insurance Brokers, &c. 8, York Street, | Manchester 30 Nov 18 76 D r Darwin Dear Sir On …

From R. F. Cooke   21 February 1876

Summary

Murray wishes to settle payments for Descent [2d ed., 11th thousand]. Over 500 copies of the 1000 printed have been sold.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 482
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10404

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From Horace Pearce   16 November 1876

Summary

Asks advice on transplanting insectivorous plants.

Author:  Horace Pearce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 174: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10675

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  • … Pearce, Horace Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Stourbridge. 16 Nov: 1876. Chas. R.  Darwin Esq. M.A. &c. &c. | London Dear Sir, Not long …

To Ernst Haeckel   15 January [1876]

Summary

Thanks EH for Arabische Korallen [1876].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  15 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 36 [9889])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10358

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From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

The teapot is exquisite. Louisa says to say "the gift is worthy of the giver. Nothing higher can be said."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10382

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To H. T. Stainton   11 February [1876]

Summary

Has signed enclosure [Royal Society nomination for McLachlan] with pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10385

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To E. A. Strasburger   9 March 1876

Summary

Thanks for EAS’s paper, translated from its original German, Sur la formation et la division des cellules (Strasburger 1876a).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  9 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Strasburger, Eduard …

From Lawson Tait   26 March [1876]

Summary

Cat born tailless as a consequence of a spina bifida.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10429

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To James Torbitt   4 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for essay [Cras credemus: a treatise on the cultivation of the potato from the seed, having for proposed results the extinction of the disease (1876)] and seeds. Thinks principle on which JT is acting is right.

Cannot allow publication of his earlier letter [10368], as he cannot recall what he wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10440

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From James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

Requests permission to publish CD’s previous letter [10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10441

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To James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

JT may publish CD’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10442

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From William Jackson   [24–8?] May [1876?]

Summary

CD’s servant submits estimate for work to be done on pantry.

Author:  William Jackson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24–8?] May [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10487

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To Edward Frankland   3 May 1876

Summary

His samples of earth have been sent for analysis. EF has saved CD and his son from wasted experimenting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  3 May 1876
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10495A

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From Ebenezer Norman   18 May 1876

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Summary

Sends his copies of CD’s MS of Cross and self-fertilisation and calls attention to errors in addition.

Author:  Ebenezer Norman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 156–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10509

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From James Paget   30 May 1876

Summary

Instructs CD that his son [William] should take a holiday following his concussion.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.9: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10518

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