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From John Tyndall   23 October [1875]

Summary

Asks whether he may send two or three other tubes [of boiled infusions] to be placed in the open and observed for him.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10218

From John Tyndall   2 February 1876

Summary

Tells CD of his engagement to Louisa, eldest daughter of Lord Claud Hamilton.

His investigations [into spontaneous generation] continue. He will deal with Bastian’s work [The modes of origin of lowest organisms (1871)].

The medical journals see that the end of the nonsense they have so long countenanced is nigh.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: C20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10377

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

JT will not quit the subject [of spontaneous generation] until light is let in on every cranny of the question.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10381

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

The teapot is exquisite. Louisa says to say "the gift is worthy of the giver. Nothing higher can be said."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10382

From John Tyndall   5 December 1878

Summary

Will provide the siren.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 106: C22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11774

From John Tyndall   9 October 1868

Summary

Gustavus Hinrichs is also a [not highly regarded] correspondent of JT’s; he will put GH’s papers on the table at Royal Institution to ease CD’s conscience.

Dined with the Asa Grays at Hooker’s. Told Mrs Gray that CD’s ill health was a benefit because it caused him to ponder a great deal.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: C1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6414

From John Tyndall   7 September 1870

Summary

Sends CD proofs of a lecture he will give at Liverpool. Asks CD to check the part referring to him.

Élie de Beaumont’s remark, in which he requires CD to recant before being admitted to the [French] Academy, is intolerable. "This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 106: C3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7318

From John Tyndall   23 February [1871]

Summary

Has devised a respirator for firemen by moistening cotton wool with glycerine and adding charcoal. JT suggests the nose with its hairs and mucus is a respirator that would give protection against diseases caused by floating particles. The presence of hair and mucus is thus explained by CD’s theory.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7508

From John Tyndall   1 March [1871]

Summary

JT suggests that Ogle call upon him so that they can arrange experiments suitable for his purpose.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7527

From John Tyndall   8 March [1871]

Summary

Has seen Ogle. His subject [olfactory nerve tissue and absorption of odours] has often occupied JT’s attention.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7556

From John Tyndall   8 June [1872]

Summary

Sends CD a copy of the memorial supporting Hooker’s case against A. S. Ayrton’s interference in the administration of Kew Gardens.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8375

From John Tyndall   8 April [1873]

Summary

William Spottiswoode was not at home, but JT sought out Herbert Spencer. Spencer will come with JT to see CD [about the Huxley fund].

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8849

From John Tyndall   9 April [1873]

Summary

Is convinced that the "brotherly spirit of the transaction" will cause Huxley not to raise objections.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8852

From John Tyndall   10 April 1873

Summary

W. G. Armstrong and T. H. Farrer have both contributed [to the Huxley fund].

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8855

From John Tyndall   16 April 1873

Summary

It is Huxley’s "duty to do what we wish him to do – his duty to his wife and children, his duty to us and to the world". Shares CD’s wish that Mrs [Henry] L[yell?] had not subscribed – it suggests the idea of an effort.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8860

From John Tyndall   21 April 1873

Summary

[Sir Joseph?] Whitworth’s contribution brings total to over £2000. Wishes CD could be persuaded to come to lunch with Huxley and Emerson.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8870

From John Tyndall   5 August 1874

Summary

Asks CD to look over those parts of the proofs of his Belfast address [Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): lxvi–xcvii] that mention CD.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 106: C16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9587

From John Tyndall   28 December 1874

Summary

JT had not known Lady Lubbock was ill. Will try to persuade her [to change physicians]. Agrees Andrew Clark is best.

Hooker has survived his crisis [death of his wife].

St G. J. Mivart’s act is a natural outflow of his character.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 106: C17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9787
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