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To Francis Darwin   [18 December 1881]

Summary

Andrew Clark finds that CD’s heart is perfectly right.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [18 Dec 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13548

To Francis Darwin   [after 12 October 1866]

Summary

Instructions on paying a bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 12 Oct 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13793

To Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]

Summary

Sends FD £5 for the loan of his microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13794

To Francis Darwin   [after 23 July 1874]

Summary

Asks for a specimen of Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 23 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13796

To Francis Darwin   22 April [1871?]

Summary

Please thank Mr Jackson for facts about shrugging, but case not distinct enough. Gestures associated with laughter. Platysma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7708A

To Francis Darwin   16 May [1871]

Summary

George [Darwin] plans a trip to America and would like FD to go [see 7757]. CD will gladly pay whole cost if the trip will not interfere with FD’s medical work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7761

To Francis Darwin   21 May [1871]

Summary

CD will pay for the American trip if it takes place.

Asks whether FD can help him understand the eyes of cephalopods; is the structure the same as in the Vertebrata and are the parts developed from homologous layers of skin?

Has been pleased by a recent review.

Postscript: Is thinking of a cheap edition of the Origin [1872] in which he hopes to answer St George Mivart’s criticisms.

Asks FD whether he can get some references to good papers on cephalapod eyes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  21 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7765

To Francis Darwin   6 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks for FD’s help. CD cannot conceive what Mivart means by "the identity between eyes of Cephalopods and Vertebrata".

Has invited Michael Foster to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7806

DCP-LETT-7839A

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7839A

To Francis Darwin   [6 November 1871]

Summary

Asks who Fiske is. The articles [Harvard lectures?] are "so fair and in some respects so complimentary" that CD thinks he should write to him. [See 8058.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [6 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8054

To Francis Darwin   6 January 1872

Summary

Asks FD questions about his sketch [missing] of ridges and furrows. [FD’s answers are interlined.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8147

To Francis Darwin   13 May [1872]

Summary

Will FD try to persuade A. D. Bartlett to show a live snake to a porcupine and observe whether the porcupine rattles the quills on its tail? [See 8333.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  13 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8325

To Francis Darwin   30 April [1875]

Summary

Sends a chapter [of Insectivorous plants]. Never was there anything so dull, but later chapters will be better. Please correct an error on p. 86.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9958B

To Francis Darwin   [11 May 1878]

Summary

Julius von Sachs will "swear & curse" when he finds out he has missed sensitiveness of root apex. Has been putting his notes together and the case is conclusive. [Dated "Saturday 10th" by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [11 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11504

To Francis Darwin   15 [July 1878]

Summary

A report has arrived for FD which CD will forward.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  15 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11511

To Francis Darwin   [13–26 May 1878]

Summary

Has had conflicting information on the movement of radicles; wants FD to experiment with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [13–26 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11538

To Francis Darwin   3 June [1879]

Summary

Asks whether canary grass and oats have chlorophyll in their cotyledons.

Has been working hard at circumnutation of leaves to see whether sleep movements are exaggerated circumnutation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  3 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11541

To Francis Darwin   18 June [1878]

Summary

Has been observing the movements of leaves and cotyledons; sleep movements are exaggerated circumnutation. Reports some odd observations on movement in Oxalis species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  18 June [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11559

To Francis Darwin   [c. 23 June 1878]

Summary

Can send FD twisted branches of some climbing plants if he wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. 23 June 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11564

To Francis Darwin   26 June [1878]

Summary

Asks questions related to movement in plants. The cotyledons of Oxalis offer a promising field for study.

Wonders why Julius von Sachs thinks bloom is a protection against insects.

Encloses notes on the cotyledons of Oxalis species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  26 June [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11570
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