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To John Lubbock, P. L. Sclater, Charles Lyell, W. B. Carpenter, and Michael Foster   [7 April 1874]



Circular requesting recipients to sign an enclosed [missing] statement [relating to appeal for Naples Zoological Station] if they approve of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; Philip Lutley Sclater; Charles Lyell, 1st baronet; William Benjamin Carpenter; Michael Foster
Date:  [7 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9384

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To T. H. Huxley   28 April 1873


Lady Lyell’s death.

Sends names of donors of gift to THH.

The Edinburgh Review has a critical article against CD, THH, Tyndall, and H. Spencer [see 8935]. Thinks Forbes reference not worth answering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8887

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To John Tyndall   18 April [1873]


The Huxley fund amounts to £1955. CD trembles about THH’s answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  18 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 15 (EH 88205953)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8867

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  • John Lubbock’s bank, Robarts, Lubbock & Co . , was handling the money raised for the subscription for Thomas Henry Huxley . See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 . Huxley was in Aberdeen ( letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Michael Foster, …

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 and 19 April [1875]


Has written to Lord Derby about the vivisection issue and urged him to speak to the proper members of the Cabinet to prevent "hasty legislation versus science". CD offered to send the sketch of the bill that has been drafted or a small deputation to wait on any member of the Cabinet. Lubbock does not think the petition should be presented as he feels sure that nothing will be done this session.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, 1st baronet
Date:  15 and 19 Apr 1875
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9934

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  • John Lubbock was MP for Maidstone ( ODNB ). Richard Buckley Litchfield had assisted in drafting the bill (see letter to R.  B.  Litchfield, [24 April 1875] ). The home secretary was Richard Assheton Cross . Michael Foster

To Anton Dohrn   16 April and 9 August 1874


Has written to J. Murray to have account of the Zoological Station inserted in the Murray guidebook.

The circular about the Station has been printed; some have already signed.

Received R. Kossman’s paper on Anelasma ["Untersuchungen über die durch Parasitismus hervorgerufenen Umbildungen in der Familie der Pedunculata", Verh. Phys.-med. Ges. Würz. N. F. 5 (1874): 129–57]. The case is the most interesting ever recorded of gradation, i.e., from an animal with a stomach to one with roots like a plant.

Delighted he will examine the complemental males of Scalpellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  16 Apr and 9 Aug 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 702)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9414

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  • Lubbock , and Philip Lutley Sclater . See letter to John Lubbock, 8 April [1874] . Francis Maitland Balfour had sent a photograph of the Zoological Station at Naples (see letter from Anton Dohrn, 6 April 1874 ). CD attended the soirée at the Royal Society of London on 22 April ( letter to Michael Foster, …