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From John Price   17 September 1881

Summary

Nathan Hubbersty [of Cambridge days] is very ill.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 174: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13341

Matches: 3 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   17 September 1881 …
  • … DAR 174: 76 John Price Chester 17 Sept 1881 Charles Robert Darwin …

From John Price   [27 July 1874]

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Has some Utricularia minor for CD. Has found the bladders on U. vulgaris are not floats.

Thanks CD for book [Descent, 2d ed.].

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9522

Matches: 7 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   [27 July 1874] …
  • … DAR 58.1: 143 John Price unstated [27 July 1874] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … at Oulton, alongside of Castor Oil ; & “I laafed, I did”. Yours very truly | John Price
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Price, 28 July [1874] . …
  • … See letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] . Utricularia minor is lesser bladderwort. …
  • … a letter he had written to Price in his letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 . CD probably …

From John Price   28 October 1868

Summary

Congratulates CD on success at Cambridge [of George Darwin].

Would like CD to study the anomalous Cardamine pratensis.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 174: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6434

Matches: 6 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   28 October 1868 …
  • … DAR 174: 75 John Price Chester 28 Oct 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1893–1996. Price, John. 1863–4. Old Price’s remains; præhumous, or …
  • … directory 1882). Mary Elizabeth Price was John Price’s daughter. [Additional information …
  • … in Price 1863–4 , see the letter from John Price, 5 March 1868  and n.  4. In Lindley and …

From John Price   10 September 1874

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Observations on flotation of Utricularia vulgaris.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9631

Matches: 4 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   10 September 1874 …
  • … DAR 58.1: 90 John Price Chester 10 Sept 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … common bladderwort; see letter from John Price, [ c. 27 July 1874]). In Insectivorous …

From John Price   24 April 1869

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Has experimented with some success in growing twigs with buds

and a grass plant from which a ptarmigan had extracted the core.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 205.2 (Letters): 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6712

Matches: 3 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   24 April 1869 …
  • … DAR 205.2 (Letters): 248 John Price Chester 24 Apr 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …

From John Price   [July 1826]

Summary

Tells CD he is recovering from the illness with which he was afflicted when CD visited.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1826]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-32

Matches: 3 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   [July 1826] …
  • … DAR 204: 40 John Price unstated [July 1826] Charles Robert Darwin …

From John Price   5 March 1868

Summary

Visiting W. D. Fox.

Sends specimen of Cardamine pratensis,

and an account of a striped horse.

Discusses Pangenesis.

Has returned to religion and has been reflecting on God’s mercies, one of which CD should remember from about 1828 at Bodnant.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 174: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5982

Matches: 5 hits

  • Price, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Price   5 March 1868 …
  • … DAR 174: 74 John Price Chester 5 Mar 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 3 vols. Edited by John Simpson et al. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1993–7. Price, John. 1863– …
  • Price’s remains; præhumous, or during life. 12 pts. London: Virtue, Brothers & Co. Roach, John. …

From E. A. Darwin   14 December [1862?]

Summary

Describes a box which has come for CD.

Asks for John Price’s address.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec [1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 105 (ser. 2): 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3859

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Bibliography Price, John. 1863–4. Old Price’s remains; præhumous, or during life. 12 pts. …
  • … Describes a box which has come for CD. Asks for John Price’s address. …
  • … n.  5). The reference is probably to John Price, who had been a contemporary of Erasmus’s …

From E. A. Darwin   [1 January 1877]

Summary

Would like Price’s address.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10763

Matches: 1 hit

  • John Price lived at 56 Watergate Street, Chester. CD’s letter to Price has not been found. …

From E. A. Darwin   [10 January 1825]

Summary

Saw a mineral salesman, but he had nothing CD does not already have.

EAD has a piece of petrified sponge and some curious coal that John Price pulled out of his fire.

Griffith’s Animal kingdom [Georges Cuvier, The animal kingdom … with additional descriptions of species by Edward Griffith (1827–35)] just being published. He is sure CD would like it.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Jan 1825]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9

Matches: 2 hits

  • … petrified sponge and some curious coal that John Price pulled out of his fire. Griffith’s …
  • … family ( Bagshaw 1851 , p.  297). John Price. Griffith 1827–35 . Darwin family dog. ‘A …

From H. M. Wilkinson   5 August 1874

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Reports his observations of Utricularia [in their natural state] as CD requested.

Author:  Henry Marlow Wilkinson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 84–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9586

Matches: 1 hit

  • … in Insectivorous plants , p.  395 n. See letter from John Price, [27 July 1874] . …

From H. N. Moseley   27 November 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for support in his election as Linacre Professor at Oxford.

J. Y. Buchanan, of the Challenger, says deep-sea red mud is fine because, like CD’s vegetable mould, it has been digested by worms and echinoderms.

Visited by John MacNeile Price, the son of CD’s friend from Chile, Mr Price; the son is now Surveyor General of Hong Kong.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13516

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  • … worms and echinoderms. Visited by John MacNeile Price, the son of CD’s friend from Chile, …

From W. D. Fox   22 June [1874]

Summary

Will try to get certain insectivorous plants for CD, especially Utricularia. Is glad to hear he has taken up Drosera.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 198, 198/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9507

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  • … before 18 June 1874] . See letter to John Price, 27 [July 1874] . For places in the Isle …

From John Wood Warter   23 December 1824

Summary

Warns CD against idleness.

Suggests readings in Xenophon and Horace.

Quotes Oliver Goldsmith to correct CD’s pronunciation of "sloth".

Author:  John Wood Warter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1824
Classmark:  DAR 204: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8

Matches: 1 hit

  • … given to E.  A.  Darwin at school. John Price, in a letter of reminiscences to Francis …

From Asa Gray   6 November [1866]

Summary

Arranges for distribution of new [4th] English edition of Origin in the U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5268

Matches: 1 hit

  • … fourth edition of Origin at half price (see letter from John Murray, 18 October [1866] ). …

From John Murray   1 April 1859

Summary

On the strength of CD’s details about his work on species and his knowledge of CD’s former publications, JM offers to publish [Origin] without seeing the MS.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1859
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 p.32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2443

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  • … may require at the trade price xxxxx Yours very faithfully | (signed) John Murray. Charles …

From John Murray   17 April [1867]

Summary

On cost of electrotypes from woodcuts for Variation and price to charge Schweizerbart.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5504

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  • price as you please— I will insure that M r Clowes makes good Electros— I can send those for Schweitzerbart as he directs. I remain | My Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | John

From John Murray   24 February [1866]

Summary

Sends sheets of Origin [4th edition] for CD to correct [for 3d German edition?].

Still has 600 copies of Orchids, but deficit reduced to £30.

Undertakes to pay two-thirds of profits of the [fourth] edition of Origin as soon as one-half of the copies are sold.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 346
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5417

Matches: 1 hit

  • John Murray, 22 February [1866] and nn.  13 and 14. CD had raised the question of fixing a price

From John Murray   12 November [1872]

Summary

Price of Expression is 12s.

Sends cheque to pay CD his share of profits on Origin [6th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8622

Matches: 1 hit

  • John Murray, 11 November 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 14 August 1872 . The photographic illustrations in Expression raised the price

From John Murray   19 September [1867]

Summary

Sends CD cheque for £250, two-thirds of the profits on the sale of 700 copies of Origin, 4th ed.

Hopes he has found a suitable indexer for Variation.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 350, 524
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5630

Matches: 1 hit

  • price of Orchids was 9 s. See Freeman 1977 , p.  113. CD’s annotation refers to his payment of £12 for presentation copies. See letter to John
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