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

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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

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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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From Michael Foster   25 June 1871

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Regrets he cannot get to Queen Anne Street, but intends to come to Down.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7831

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  • Michael Foster, 4 June [1871] . Bickley is about four miles north of Down. High Elms was the home of CD’s neighbour, John Lubbock . …

From P. H. Pye-Smith   19 December 1881

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Urges CD to write on vivisection for Nineteenth Century or suggest a competent scientific author. Forming an association to forward interests of vivisectionists.

Author:  Philip Henry Pye-Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 174: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13566

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  • John Lubbock. Both are unable from press of other engagements to help. We (Burdon Sanderson, Michael Foster
  • John Lubbock was head of the family bank as well as being an MP and president of the Linnean Society . John Scott Burdon Sanderson , Michael Foster , …

To John Tyndall   18 April [1873]

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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 Anton Dohrn   16 April and 9 August 1874

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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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  • John 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, …

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

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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

From J. T. Gulick   6 August 1872

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Sends synopsis of his paper "On diversity of evolution" [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 11 (1873): 496–505] in which he attempts to show some of the means, other than natural selection, of modification of species.

Author:  John Thomas Gulick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8453

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  • John Lubbock was a vice-president of the British Association, and the president of the biology section ( Report of the 42d meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1872), pp.  xlvi–xlvii). Douglas Galton was one of the general secretaries of the British Association; the other was Michael Foster , …

From John Tyndall   21 April 1873

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[Sir Joseph?] Whitworth’s contribution brings total to over £2000. Wishes CD could be persuaded to come to lunch with Huxley and Emerson.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8870

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  • John Lubbock’s bank, Robarts, Lubbock & Co . (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 ). In his letter to Tyndall of 18 April [1873] , CD had expressed his worry about the letter he would write to Huxley to inform him about the money. Huxley had returned from Aberdeen ( letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Michael Foster, …