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From G. H. Darwin   [after 28 March 1876]

Summary

Personal news – is unwell.

Mentions "Twin-papers" ["Short notes on heredity, etc., in twins", J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 324–9] sent by Galton.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10242

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To G. H. Darwin   8 January [1876]

Summary

Asks GHD to calculate average or mean heights of crossed and self-fertilised plant species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10348

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, G. H. …
  • r . Norman at the task. It is a bitter frost here: therm 26 o midday & I have been hoping that you are far south & warm. Yours affect. C.  Darwin

From W. T. Thiselton Dyer   [1876]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 11847

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10340

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  • … Thiselton-Dyer, W. T. Darwin, C. R. …

To [Post Office Savings Bank]   11 February [1876]

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Post Office Savings Bank
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10388

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Post Office Savings Bank …

To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Sends Mind. Henry Sidgwick’s article ["The theory of evolution in its application to practice", Mind 1 (1876): 52–67] is so clear it makes CD feel "a muddle-headed man". But he disagrees with Sidgwick on the origin of morality within tribes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10478

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From H. C. Sorby   22 March 1876

Summary

Discusses chemical tests for the detection of glucose and cane-sugar in solution.

Author:  Henry Clifton Sorby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10425

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  • … Sorby, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … filled it up merely M r . Darwin. Yours very truly | H.  C.  Sorby I will send you a …

To Francis Darwin   27 [September 1876]

Summary

Sends last chapter of Orchids [1877] for revision.

Has some articles that might interest FD.

Has invited Ferdinand Cohn and his wife to Down but hopes they will not come.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  27 [Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10621

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From G. H. Darwin   [after 8 January 1876]

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Summary

Provides CD with a method of obtaining a numerical ratio that expresses the superiority in heights of crossed plants to self-fertilised plants.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 144–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10349

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From W. E. Darwin   20 April [1876]

Summary

Sends a pamphlet for FD and Ruck, who did not turn up for breakfast.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10458F

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From G. H. Darwin   [27? November 1876]

Summary

Sends W. Thomson’s complimentary opinion of his paper "On the influence of geological changes on the earth’s axis" [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 167 (1877): 271–312].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27? Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10689

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To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Is sure mathematical discussion of elevation of continents will be valued by geologists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480

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To G. H. Darwin   2 May [1876]

Summary

Comments on the reaction of geologists to GHD’s work on elevation of continents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 May [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10493

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To G. H. Darwin   13 July [1876]

Summary

All rejoice that J. C. Adams thinks well of GHD’s work and will present his paper to the Royal Society.

Gives news of his other sons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  13 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10561

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From W. E. Darwin   28 September [1876]

Summary

Recommends that CD buy a plot of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622F

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From P. A. Hanaford   3 September 1876

Summary

PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Author:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10588

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  • … Hanaford, P. A. C. Darwin, C. R. …

To H. W. Weir   [before 2 June 1876?]

Summary

‘Your mother ought indeed to feel proud that she had two sons such true naturalists as you and your brother [John Jenner Weir].’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Harrison William Weir
Date:  [before 2 June 1876?]
Classmark:  Kent and Sussex Courier, 25 April 1884, p. 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10524F

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To J.-B. Liagre   18 July 1876

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of publications of the Académie royale de Belgique.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Baptiste Liagre
Date:  18 July 1876
Classmark:  Académie royale de Belgique (Bibliothèque et Archives)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10561F

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To Anton Kerner von Marilaun   31 October [1876]

Summary

Thanks for Die Schutzmittel der Blüthen gegen unberufene Gäste (Kerner 1876).

Will send a copy of Cross and self fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anton Kerner von Marilaun
Date:  31 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Archive of the University of Vienna (151.273-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10659F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kerner von Marilaun, Anton …

To D. F. Nevill   6 April [1876–82]

Summary

Received Darlingtonia; cannot explain its fructification.

Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  6 Apr [1876-82]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9915

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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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  • Darwin, C. R. Strasburger, Eduard …
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