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From G. M. Asher to John Murray   1 November 1877

Summary

Describes case of two varieties of Russian wheat, the kubanka (or White Turkish) and the saxonka, which grow side by side with no intermediate varieties. As kubanka gradually yields place to saxonka, thinks an unusual tendency to jumping variation [saltation] operates; suggests CD urge some young botanist to investigate [see ML 2: 419–22].

Author:  Georg Michael Asher
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  1 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 159: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11222

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To John Murray   30 November 1877

Summary

Thanks for accounts which make everything intelligible to him. Since he was glad to have Orchids published at one-half of profits for himself, he believes it would be very shabby to accept JM’s new offer of two-thirds profits. Thinks it would be fairer to both to change to JM’s usual practice with authors [i.e., annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all copies have been sold].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  30 Nov 1877
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11262

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From John Murray   27 November [1877]

Summary

Sends CD his share of profits on Descent and Forms of flowers.

Wants to reprint Cross and self-fertilisation because supply of copies is entirely exhausted.

Congratulates CD on his Cambridge honour [LL.D.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 495
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11255

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From John Murray   29 November [1877]

Summary

Answers CD’s query about payment made to him [for Descent and Forms of flowers] and explains the basis on which it was made. Because of CD’s wish to be paid before editions are sold off, profits must be estimated. If he were willing to accept annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all were sold, there would be no uncertainty. This is JM’s usual practice.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 497, DAR 210.11: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11259

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To John Murray   28 November 1877

Summary

On publishing details for various CD books.

Has no corrections for new issue of Descent [2d ed.].

Questions amount of cheque for profits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  28 Nov 1877
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 293–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11258

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From H. W. Bates   11 January 1877

Summary

Encloses extract [missing] on a caterpillar.

Mentions William Buckler’s magnificent drawings of caterpillars [The larvae of the British butterflies and moths, Ray Soc. (1886–91)], but doubts Buckler will lend them for any Darwinian purpose. John Hellins has a portion of drawings and is more liberal.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10780

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  • … Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871. Lillywhite, Harvey B. 2014. How snakes work: …

From Alfred Grugeon   25 February [1877]

Summary

Comments on CD’s Cross and self-fertilisation: its usefulness to florists, and his solution of a long standing puzzle in showing the increase of monstrosities in self-fertilised plants.

Author:  Alfred Grugeon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10869

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  • B. Cohen. 3 vols. New York: Columbia University Press. 1998. Cross and self fertilisation : The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   3 January [1877]

Summary

Suggests that the scarcity of holly berries is owing to the scarcity of bees during the spring, rather than to frost. He does not know what caused the scarcity of bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  3 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 6 January 1877, p. 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10769

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  • B. Baillière. Origin : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From J. D. Hooker   27 January 1877

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JDH recounts discussion at Royal Society over Günther’s paper on distribution and affinities of gigantic tortoises ["Description of the living and extinct races of gigantic land-tortoises, Parts III and IV", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 25 (1876–7): 506–7]. Huxley suggests they are Miocene relics.

Royal Society will publish Frank’s Dipsacus paper [but see 10971 and 11073].

Thiselton-Dyer will review Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 77–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10817

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  • B. Cohen. 3 vols. New York: Columbia University Press. 1998. Cross and self fertilisation : The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From G. J. Romanes   6 June 1877

Summary

Sends MS notes on intercrossing.

Describes different reactions of rabbits and guinea-pigs to stinging nettles.

Has made a number of grafts at Kew.

Encloses notes on natural selection; discussion of factors mitigating the swamping influence of intercrossing on incipient variations.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1877
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 53; DAR 47: 139–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10986

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  • B. Baillière. Origin 5th ed. : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To E. S. Morse   23 April 1877

Summary

Thanks for ESM’s address ["What American zoologists have done for evolution", Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. 25 (1876)].

J. A. Allen’s work is important as apparently showing change through direct action of [external] conditions.

CD has given up trying to understand E. D. Cope and Alpheus Hyatt on acceleration and retardation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  23 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10938

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  • B. [What American zoologists have done for evolution. ] Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 25 (1876): 137–76. Origin 6th ed. : The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

From C. C. Graham   30 January 1877

Summary

He has defended Tyndall, CD, and others against attacks of a clergyman.

Author:  Christopher Columbus Graham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 83–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10821

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  • John Murray. 1859. Scanlan, P. L. 1940. The military record of Jefferson Davis in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Magazine of History 24: 174–82. Trask, Kerry A. 2006. Black Hawk: the battle for the heart of America. New York: Henry Holt. Turner, Wesley B. …