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From Francis Darwin   [c. 25 February 1879]

Summary

Directs CD where to find tools in his room. Has been looking at agave and aloe flowers. Thanks family for their letters.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11883F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   3 March [1879]

Summary

Astonished at circular and will risk revolutions to invest. Describes Blidah, Algeria.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11913F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [after 16 June 1879]

Summary

Reports on roots and climbing plants experiments he is performing in Sachs’ laboratory. Orchids with air roots have come. Goebel says proshelic better than helic.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 16 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12111F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [6 July 1879]

Summary

Describes bean experiments. Will tell Emma Darwin to tell Elizabeth Darwin that he has written to the Riffel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1879]

Summary

Discusses results of geotropism experiment. Has started some heliotropic caustic experiments on mustard roots. Has trouble making marks.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12126F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   9 July 1879

Summary

Pressure paralyses the streaming of protoplasm in the hairs of Tradescantia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 162: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12142

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   4 July 1879

Summary

Heliotropism nomenclature. Apheliotropic mustard roots grow more quickly in dark. Measures growth with microscope as S. H. Vines did in mould. Studying air roots.

FD’s and Stahl’s negative opinion of Sachs.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.3: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12134

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   29 May 1879

Summary

Fungus is an Aecidium. Porliera, Anthuriums and Aroids will hopefully sprout if weather gets hot. Sachs has changed his ideas about the cause of heliotropism. Describes men he is sharing a lab with.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12067F

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [after 2 June 1879]

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Summary

Geotropism.

Experimenting on Porlieria in damp and dry earth.

Hermann Müller has been ridiculed for teaching children "in the beginning was Carbon".

Will ask about Ernst Krause.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 209.5: 230–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12075

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [before 31 July 1879]

Summary

Discusses Müller-Thurgau’s work on heliotropism. Will start on Thursday for Heidelberg and Strassburg.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 31 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12177F

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin?   [1879–80?]

Summary

Discusses A. B. Frank’s views [Beiträge zur Pflanzenphysiologie (1868)] on how plants position themselves; differences and similarities compared with their own conclusions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1879–80?]
Classmark:  Botany School Cambridge (in A. B. Frank, Beiträge zur Pflanzenphysiologie, 1868)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11816

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To Francis Darwin   3 June [1879]

Summary

Asks whether canary grass and oats have chlorophyll in their cotyledons.

Has been working hard at circumnutation of leaves to see whether sleep movements are exaggerated circumnutation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  3 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11541

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   [4 February – 8 March 1879]

Summary

Requests some seeds.

Believes the leaves of Phyllanthus sleep like those of Cassia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [4 Feb – 8 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11815

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   [before 25 February 1879]

Summary

CD cannot find his pincers and other tools for microscopical dissection. Does FD know where he should look?

Hopes FD will feel better after "so complete a change" [trip to North Africa].

Sends his love to George.

Bernard gets more charming every day.

CD has been put on a committee for a memorial fund for W. K. Clifford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11883A

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   21 February [1879]

Summary

Is increasing FD’s allowance.

Has begun his chapter on sleep of plants [for Movement in plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  21 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11899

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   [before 29 May 1879]

Summary

Try to find and read [a German] account of the fir-trees affected by some fungus which produces upright shoots. CD wants to know whether the case is same as what he has observed in the silver fir. Includes diagram.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 29 May 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12074B

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1879 or earlier]

Summary

Wants FD to find out what sort of man Ernst Krause is.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1879 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12076

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   [before 5 June 1879]

Summary

Believes that he will prove that the tip of radicle is the brain as far as geotropism is concerned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 5 June 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12084

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   6 and 7 June [1879]

Summary

Describes his experiments investigating the geotropic responses of radicles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 and 7 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 211: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12091

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To Francis Darwin   24 June [1879]

Summary

Movement in plants: Philodendron and Dendrobium.

Will go to London on Thursday to receive Baly Medal. Laura Forster has offered them her house in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  24 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12117A

Matches: 1 hit

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