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To John Price   8 September [1877–80?]

Summary

Kind of JP to send notes on horses, but will not write on subject again.

Erasmus Darwin has not left his house for three years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  8 Sept [1877-80]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13836

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   8 September [1877–80? ] …
  • … Johns Hopkins University Press. Price, John. [1875? ] Llandudno and how to enjoy it: being …
  • … 278 Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 Sept 1877 8 Sept 1878 8 Sept 1879 8 Sept 1880 John Price

To John Price   28 July [1874]

Summary

Thanks JP for note.

Sends instructions for mailing Utricularia plants to Down in his absence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  28 July [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9570

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   28 July [1874] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25. ) Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall 28 July [1874] John Price
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] . …
  • … See letter from John Price, [27 July 1874] , …
  • … and letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] . Utricularia minor is lesser bladderwort. CD was …

To John Price   26 November 1868

Summary

Thanks JP for congratulations on success of George Darwin at Cambridge.

Does not have time to investigate propagation of Cardamine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  26 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 147: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6479

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   26 November 1868 …
  • … DAR 147: 274 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Nov 1868 John Price
  • … College, Cambridge. See letter from John Price, 28 October 1868  and n.  2. In his letter …
  • … articles he had written on the topic (see letter from John Price, 5 March 1868  and n.   …
  • … 4). See letter from John Price, 28 October 1868  and n.  7. …

To John Price   3 September [1881]

Summary

Thanks for letter about death of Erasmus Darwin.

Cannot answer question about dotterels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  3 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13315

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   3 September [1881] …
  • … DAR 147: 282 Charles Robert Darwin Down 3 Sept [1881] John Price

To John Price   18 September [1875–9]

Summary

Working on plant physiology; has not strength to discuss difficult subject with anyone.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  18 Sept [1875-9]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13835

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   18 September [1875–9] …
  • … Darwin Down 18 Sept 1875 18 Sept 1876 18 Sept 1877 18 Sept 1878 18 Sept 1879 John Price

To John Price   27 December 1881

Summary

Congratulates JP on marriage of daughter.

Consoles him on his poor health.

Death of Mrs Smith a severe loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  27 Dec 1881
Classmark:  University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13581

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   27 December 1881 …
  • … The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Dec 1881 John Price

To John Price   2 April [1878]

Summary

On his discovery of ova of Flustra.

"Pray do not call me Dr Darwin."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  2 Apr [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11461

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   2 April [1878] …
  • … DAR 147: 281 Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Apr [1878] John Price
  • … between this letter and the letter to John Price, 10 February [1878] . No letter from …
  • … to congratulate him on this honour (see letter to John Price, 10 February [1878] ). …

To John Price   10 February [1878]

Summary

Thanks JP for congratulations on LL.D. [awarded by Cambridge University].

Comments on Rudolf Virchow’s book [Die Freiheit der Wissenschaft im modernen Staat (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  10 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11350

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   10 February [1878] …
  • … DAR 147: 280 Charles Robert Darwin Down 10 Feb [1878] John Price
  • … of pangenesis. Journal of the History of Medicine 24: 375–411. Price, John. 1863– …
  • Price’s remains; præhumous, or during life. 12 pts. London: Virtue, Brothers & Co. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John

To John Price   [8 September – 13 October 1863]

Summary

Comments on JP’s work [Old Price’s remains (1863–4)].

Anglo-American relations. Progress of the Civil War.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  [8 Sept – 13 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4286

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   [8 September – 13 October 1863] …
  • … DAR 147: 273 Charles Robert Darwin Malvern Wells [8 Sept – 13 Oct 1863] John Price
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Price, John. 1863–4. Old Price’s remains; præhumous, or …

To John Price   17 May 1877

Summary

Stripes on animals curious subject for investigation. Not likely to take it up again.

Recommends cutting plant stems under water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  17 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 147: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10964

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   17 May 1877 …
  • … DAR 147: 279 Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 May 1877 John Price

To John Price   27 [July 1874]

Summary

Discusses Utricularia sent by JP.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  27 [July 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.445)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9565

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price   27 [July 1874] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.445) Charles Robert Darwin Abinger Hall 27 [July 1874] John Price

To John Price    29 November [1842–55]

Summary

Not able to assist JP as he knows no schoolmaster in the area.

Cannot answer zoological question but thinks the two Serpulae are distinct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  29 Nov [1842-55]
Classmark:  University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1786

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price    29 November [1842–55] …
  • … 1849 29 Nov 1850 29 Nov 1851 29 Nov 1852 29 Nov 1853 29 Nov 1854 29 Nov 1855 John Price

To John Price   26 [August 1854]

Summary

Discusses specimen of Balanus crenatus.

Sorry JP’s children are ill.

Will come to Liverpool if well [for meeting of BAAS].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  26 [Aug 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1582

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Price, John
  • … To John Price    26 [August 1854] …
  • … DAR 147: 272 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [Aug 1854] John Price

To Francis Darwin   [c. 27 July 1874]

Summary

Has been examining Utricularia minor. Same essential structure but catches smaller Entomostraca. One bladder had 24, another 20, and another 15 Entomostraca. "What slaughter! We must make out the functions of the beast––".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. 27 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9565A

Matches: 3 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] . CD and Francis were …
  • … He had just received the specimen of U.  minor (lesser bladderwort) from John Price (see …
  • … letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] ). Entomostraca was formerly the name used to refer …

To J. D. Hooker   2 December 1868

Summary

Enthusiastic about JDH’s plan for a British Flora – "a grand idea to make a Flora a guide for knowledge already acquired & to be acquired". Gives examples of subjects.

No work exists on various biological points in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 94: 102–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6487

Matches: 3 hits

  • … und Westphalens ( Botanik ) 25: 1–62. Price, John. 1863–4. Old Price’s remains; præhumous, …
  • … 1868  and n.  1). CD may refer to John Price, who had worked on Cardamine pratensis ( …
  • … on the subject (see letters from John Price, 5 March 1868  and n.  4, and 28 October  …

To David Thomas Ansted   25 November [1846]

Summary

Encloses a set of proof sheets of the fossil shells in South America.

Also encloses some specimen sheets by G. B. Sowerby to disseminate as an advertisement.

Asks that E. A. Darwin’s name be added to the lists of subscribers to John Price’s work on the Invertebrata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  25 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  Hans A. O. Baumann (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1032F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … s name be added to the lists of subscribers to John Price’s work on the Invertebrata. …
  • … have not been identified, although John Price, who had an interest in natural history, had …
  • John Morris’s Catalogue of British fossils (Morris 1843) for visitors to the Geological Society’s collections (Woodward 1907, p.  159). George Brettingham Sowerby drew the illustrations of fossil shells for South America . The papers have not been identified. Mr Price

To [Susan? Darwin]   [1843 – 8 March 1846]

Summary

Reports events at Down.

The "atrocious doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [1843 – 8 Mar 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 154: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13798

Matches: 4 hits

  • … doings" of "Old Price". Price’s dispute with Sir John Lubbock over a boundary fence. …
  • … had been altered, and ordered Mr. Price’s labourers off Sir John’s land, and I believe the …
  • … or doubtful boundary; and Sir John to oblige Mr. Price sent Laslett to mark out and agree …
  • … Mr. Price’s new fence was to be, they were privately moved, so as to bend into Sir John’s …

To E. A. Darwin    21 December 1828

Summary

Has found nice rooms in [Christ’s] College, which he has furnished with some very good prints. Lives almost entirely with W. D. Fox and entomology.

News of John Price, B. H. Kennedy, and Charles Whitley. Fanny Owen is as charming as ever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1828
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-53

Matches: 2 hits

  • … with W. D. Fox and entomology. News of John Price, B. H. Kennedy, and Charles Whitley. …
  • Price is in Cambridge and has got some pupils, he intends writing to you very soon. Kennedy is a tutor at St. Johns: …

To Susan Darwin   3[–4] September 1845

Summary

"All about household and money matters." The family is now living on about £1000 per annum. Plans a new walk and additions to the house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  3[-4] Sept 1845
Classmark:  DAR 153: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-913

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Wedgwood. Lockhart 1837–8 . Edward Price, Sir John William Lubbock, and Captain Thomas …
  • Price has been agitating building a wall across the pool, but thank Heavens he has at last aroused everybodies anger, except Sir Johns: …

To J. S. Bowerbank   10 September [1850]

Summary

Discusses woodcut illustrations [for Fossil Cirripedia, vol. 1]. Wants species descriptions to be in both Latin and English.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Scott Bowerbank; Palaeontographical Society
Date:  10 Sept [1850]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1353

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Specific Descriptions’. CD then paid John Price, an old friend from his student days, …
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