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From Samuel Butler to Francis Darwin   24 September 1877


Offers to send MS of part of his new book [Life and habit] which gently pokes fun at CD. His book will offer an alternative to Pangenesis.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 199.5: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11152

From Henry Jackson to Francis Darwin   18 November 1877


Nomenclature for kinds of heliotropism.

Author:  Henry Jackson
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 209.11: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11239

From Samuel Butler to Francis Darwin   25 November 1877



SB’s book [Life and habit (1878)] will be bound shortly. He will send two copies, one of which can be given to CD. To SB’s surprise it has turned out to be an attack on CD’s views and a defence of Lamarck; describes how he was brought to the opinions expressed in it.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11254

From Anton Stecker to Francis Darwin   12 March 1878


Will publish Origin first

and then Descent.

AS is looking for a job in a zoological museum or accompanying an expedition.

Author:  Anton Stecker
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11418

From William Martindale to Francis Darwin   24 May 1878


WM, a pharmaceutical chemist, sends Stoddard’s pure sea-salts.

Bolton, the chemist FD mentioned, is dead and his books were probably destroyed. His successor, Linford, went bankrupt.

Author:  William Martindale
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  24 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11527

From Ernst Krause to Francis Darwin   26 October 1879



Problem with Charles Reinwald could be solved if CD would ask that French edition [of Erasmus Darwin] follow English. EK willing to co-operate with Reinwald.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12271

From Asa Gray to Francis Darwin   17 December 1880


Roots arising from stems and shoots of brambles.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 165: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12921

From James Niven to Francis Darwin   12 March 1882


Sends [for CD’s possible use] his observations on spines of fir used by worms to block burrows.

Author:  James Niven
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1882
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13726

From William Graham to Francis Darwin   [after 20 April 1882]


Sends enclosed letters and hopes they are not too late. Letter of 8 July 1881 important because it contains clear statement of CD’s attitude to religious questions.

Author:  William Graham
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Apr 1882]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 483
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13769G


Author:  Edmund Langton
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2055

From Francis Galton to Francis Darwin   7 April 1871



CD will take care of the eight little rabbits. FG outlines their future.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A25–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7662

From Samuel Butler to Francis Darwin   [before 30 May 1872]



Sends drawings of dogs in different attitudes, drawn by his friend A. May. FD should not trouble CD unless he thinks the drawings will please him. [See Expression, pp. 54–5.]

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 30 May 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 106: A6–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8305

To Francis Darwin   [31 August 1875 or later]


Sends proofs of Variation [2d ed.] for FD to look over.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [31 Aug 1875 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10178

From Hermann Müller to Francis Darwin   16 February 1876


Sends Fritz Müller’s view that many of the pointed appendages on the tip of the maxilla of Vanessa atalanta are organs of feeling or taste.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 68: 159–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10397

To Francis Darwin   [30 April 1876]


CD has just had an interview with Edward Frankland, who "almost laughs" at FD’s idea of getting potash and soda out of the soil by treating it with sulphuric acid. Asks FD to send him a soil sample to give to Frankland. Sends enclosures giving address and labels for soil samples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485B

To Francis Darwin   [1 May 1876]


Expresses his pride in FD, whose article ["On the structure of the snail’s heart", J. Anat. Physiol. 10 (1876): 506–10] was highly praised by G. H. Lewes.

Lewes has also been quoting FD’s letter in Nature [13 (1876): 384–5] on pycrotoxine in relation to the vivisection controversy.

Was introduced to James Sully, author of the article in Mind on Wilhelm Wundt ["Physiological psychology in Germany", 1 (1876): 20–43]

and Sensation and intuition (1874) [see 10320], by "Mrs Lewes" (George Eliot).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10489A

To Francis Darwin   30 [May 1876]


Discusses FD’s observations on the protrusion of protoplasmic masses by cells of the teasel. Suggests analogy with amoeba. "I would work at this subject if I were you, to the point of death."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 [May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10517

To Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]


Comments on FD’s discovery – "if it so proves". It will be important to see whether the protoplasm oozes through the cell-walls [of Dipsacus] or whether it can be withdrawn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10525

To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]


Looks to FD’s "grand discovery" as almost certain. Suggests observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526

From J. H. Gilbert to Francis Darwin   10 June 1876


On burnt soils.

Author:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  10 June 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10535G
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