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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

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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

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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

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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

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To G. H. Darwin   [after 25 February 1879]

Summary

Frank [Darwin] has found a Trifolium remarkable for "bloom", but it was not in flower. If GHD knows where it grows, could he dig up the whole plant?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 25 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10342

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From W. E. Darwin   25 February [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD profusely for the circular which detailed his and Emma Darwin’s plans to increase their children’s income. Thinks a few hundred really makes the difference for feeling really rich, especially as he now knows how important it is for bankers to have available personal savings.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11896F

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From C. A. Lindvall   16 February 1879

Summary

Outlines his theory to explain the form of certain Swedish sandhills and puts forward his ideas regarding the geological history of the earth.

Author:  Carl August Lindvall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 170: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11885

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From C. F. Austin   February 1879

Summary

Encloses Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, with account of a fungus that exhales chlorine;

relates his discovery in 1852 of a flowering plant that had "perfectly formed beetles" in the place of anthers.

Author:  Coe Finch Austin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 159: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11853

Matches: 1 hit

From C. W. Hamilton   21 February 1879

Summary

Encloses a press clipping [missing] of his observations [on stem structure?].

Author:  Charles William Hamilton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11898

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From Karl Beger   [c. 12 February 1879]

Summary

Birthday wishes.

Author:  Friedrich Theodor Karl (Karl) Beger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 12 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11854

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To Edward Frankland   8 February 1879

Summary

Gives results of the experiments: the leaves in most cases make the water alkaline. It cannot be ammonia. He and his son, Francis, suspect potash, which is valued as a manure. Will be grateful for the analysis EF has offered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  8 Feb 1879
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester (Frankland Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11864A

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From Karl Alberts   9 February 1879

Summary

Birthday congratulations from the editors of Kosmos. They will mark the occasion with a special number of Kosmos.

Author:  Karl Alberts
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11866

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To Karl Alberts   [after 9 February 1879]

Summary

Thanks KA and the other editors of Kosmos for the issue published in honour of his birthday. Sees there is much in it that will interest him greatly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Alberts
Date:  [after 9 Feb 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 95v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11867

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To George Henslow   11 February 1879

Summary

Disagrees with GH over the value of cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henslow
Date:  11 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR (CD Library - G. Henslow 1888)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11870

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To Ernst Krause   12 February 1879

Summary

Thanks for honour of latest number of Kosmos.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library (John Robert Crouse autograph collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11871

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To Ernst Haeckel   12 February 1879

Summary

Thanks for kind letter.

Has not yet read EH’s article in Kosmos ["Einstämmiger und vielstämmiger Ursprung", 4 (1878–9): 360–76].

Rudolf Virchow affair lamentable. Virchow’s conduct inexplicable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/46 [A 9900])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11872

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From Grant Allen   12 February 1879

Summary

Has sent copy of his new book, Colour-sense [1879]; in anticipation of criticism, he justifies his reliance on recorded observations rather than experiments, by the heavy demands of his career as a journalist.

Author:  Charles Grant Blairfindie (Grant) Allen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 159: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11873

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To N. N. Christophe   12 February 1879

Summary

Thanks for birthday greetings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Herr Christophe
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (#26009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11874F

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To J. A. Crawley   12 February 1879

Summary

Can give no information. Has never read works of Aristotle, but has unbounded respect for him as observer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Avery Crawley
Date:  12 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11875

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To Hermann Müller   12 February [1879]

Summary

Has just heard that HM has been treated shamefully by his Government. What has happened?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  12 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 440
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11876

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