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To S. P. Woodward   27 May [1856]

Summary

Thanks for answer to query. "I see … that there is no hope of comparing the same genus at two different periods, and seeing whether the tendency to vary is greater at one period in such genus than at another period."

Inclined to dispute SPW’s doctrine that islands are generally ancient. Doubts that they are remnants of continents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  27 May [1856]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1879

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  • … DCP-LETT-1879

From F. B. Goodacre   1 September 1879

Summary

Would like CD to write a paper on the results of geese experiments; hopes CD will not object to his doing the same despite the variance of their conclusions [see F. B. Goodacre, "Question of identity of Chinese and domestic goose", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1879): 710–12 and CD’s "Fertility of hybrids from the Chinese and common goose", Collected papers 2: 219–20].

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12210

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  • … From F.  B.  Goodacre   1 September 1879
  • … 165: 67 Francis Burges Goodacre Attleborough, Norfolk 1 Sept 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … domestic goose", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1879): 710–12 and CD’s "Fertility of hybrids from …
  • … correspondence with Charles Darwin, 1873–1879 . Privately published. Desmond, Adrian. …
  • … 153–85, 223–50. Goodacre, Francis Burges. 1879. On the question of the identity of species …
  • … of the common domestic and the Chinese goose. [Read 18 November 1879. ] Proceedings …
  • … of the Zoological Society of London (1879): 710–12. …

From Asa Gray   6 November 1879

Summary

Will try to get Ipomoea and Megarrhiza seeds for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296

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  • … From Asa Gray   6 November 1879
  • … DAR 165: 200 Asa Gray Herbarium of Harvard 6 Nov 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. I. Structural botany or …
  • … Letter to Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 . …
  • … In his letter of 24 October 1879 , CD had requested seeds of Ipomoea leptophylla (bush …
  • … William Thompson . Hugo de Vries (see letter to Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 and n. 5). …
  • … A. Gray 1879 (see letter to …
  • … Asa Gray, 24 October 1879 and n. 1). Gray was working on a study of Solidago (the genus of …
  • … Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass. Nov.  6 1879 My Dear Darwin It is such a pleasure, and a …

Torbitt, James. 1879. Cultivation of the potato. Field, 8 March 1879, p. 272.

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  • … Torbitt, James. 1879. Cultivation of the …
  • … potato. Field , 8 March 1879, p. 272. 27 …

To Ernst Krause   9 June [1879]

Summary

CD is glad to hear that EK plans a short historical discussion on evolution [in Erasmus Darwin],

but hopes he will not spend much powder and shot on Butler – his ephemeral work is not worth it. Sends a review [of Evolution, old and new].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  9 June [1879]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36187)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12096

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  • … To Ernst Krause   9 June [1879] …
  • … Library (HM 36187) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 June [1879] Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause …
  • … Review of Evolution, old and new by Samuel Butler. ] Academy , 17 May 1879, pp. 426–7. …
  • … Anon. 1879. Evolution, old and new. …
  • … From one standpoint. Examiner , 16 May 1879, pp. 646–7. …
  • … Butler, Samuel. 1879. Evolution, old and new: or, the theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus …
  • … by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. Pauly, Philip J. 1982. Samuel Butler and his …

To Nature   [before 27 March 1879]

Summary

In reply to a query [in Nature 19 (1879): 433] CD reports that vessels full of water were kept on the deck of a ship to discourage rats from gnawing holes in the ship’s water casks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 27 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  Nature, 27 March 1879, p. 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8826

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  • … To Nature    [before 27 March 1879] …
  • … Nature , 27 March 1879, p.  481 …
  • … Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 27 Mar 1879] Nature …
  • … In reply to a query [in Nature 19 (1879): 433] CD reports that vessels full of water were …

To John Fiske   5 August [1879]

Summary

Thanks for JF’s book [Darwinism and other essays (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  5 Aug [1879]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 8267)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12183

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  • … To John Fiske   5 August [1879] …
  • … The Huntington Library (HM 8267) Charles Robert Darwin Coniston 5 Aug [1879] John Fiske …
  • … Thanks for JF’s book [ Darwinism and other essays (1879)]. …
  • … Bibliography Fiske, John. 1879. Darwinism and other essays. London and New York: Macmillan …

From Raphael Meldola   18 June 1879

Summary

Discusses Fritz Müller’s paper on the mutual protection of certain mimics ["Ituna and Thyridita", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1879): xx–xxviii]. [Thyridia!?]

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12113

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  • … From Raphael Meldola   18 June 1879
  • … DAR 171: 138 Raphael Meldola London, John St, 21 18 June 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Ituna and Thyridita ", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1879): xx–xxviii]. [Thyridia!? ] …
  • … Thyridia; a remarkable case of mimicry in butterflies. [Read 4 June 1879. ] Transactions …
  • … Society of London ( Proceedings ) (1879): xx–xxix. Weir, John Jenner. 1869. On insects and …

From Otto Hahn   1 September 1879

Summary

Sends copy of Die Urzelle [1879].

Clerical party in Germany rejoicing because science cannot explain all facts at once.

Author:  Otto Hahn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12211

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  • … From Otto Hahn    1 September 1879
  • … DAR 166: 82 Otto Hahn Reutlingen 1 Sept 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Sends copy of Die Urzelle [1879]. Clerical party in Germany rejoicing because science …
  • … theory in Germany, see the letter from Ernst Haeckel, 9 February 1879 and n. 3. …
  • … Württemberg Deutschland) den i. September 1879. Geehrtester Herr! Hierbei sende ich Ihnen …
  • … copy of Die Urzelle (The primordial cell; Hahn 1879) is in the Darwin Library–Down. Eozoon …
  • … Foraminifera; it is discussed in Hahn 1879, pp. 1–2, 12–13, and in several earlier …
  • … Württemberg Germany) i. September 1879. Most esteemed Sir! Herewith I am sending you my …
  • … in Württemberg 34: 155–77. Hahn, Otto. 1879. Die Urzelle . Tübingen: H. Laupp’schen. O’ …

To G. J. Romanes   [18 January 1879]

Summary

Notes advertisement of Tito Vignoli, Fundamentalgesetz der Intelligenz im Thierreiche [1879].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [18 Jan 1879]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.558)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11833

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  • … To G.  J.  Romanes   [18 January 1879] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.558) Charles Robert Darwin Down [18 Jan 1879] George John Romanes …
  • … advertisement of Tito Vignoli, Fundamentalgesetz der Intelligenz im Thierreiche [1879]. …
  • … Milan: Fratelli Dumolard. Vignoli, Tito. 1879. Über das Fundamentalgesetz der Intelligenz …

To Harvard University Library?   2 October [1879]

Summary

Sends postal order for Samuel Scudder’s Catalogue [of scientific serials (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Harvard University Library
Date:  2 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  Boston Public Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12244

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  • … To Harvard University Library?    2 October [1879] …
  • … Boston Public Library Charles Robert Darwin Down 2 Oct [1879] Harvard University Library …
  • … Sends postal order for Samuel Scudder’s Catalogue [ of scientific serials (1879)]. …
  • … Bibliography Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1879. Catalogue of scientific serials of all …

From Raphael Meldola   4 June 1879

Summary

Wants to republish Fritz Müller’s paper ["Ituna and Thyridia", Kosmos 5 (1879): 100–8] in Proceedings of the Entomological Society. [Thyridita!?]

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12082

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  • … From Raphael Meldola   4 June 1879
  • … DAR 171: 137 Raphael Meldola London, John St, 21 4 June 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … paper [" Ituna and Thyridia ", Kosmos 5 (1879): 100–8] in Proceedings of the Entomological …
  • … Thyridia; a remarkable case of mimicry in butterflies. [Read 4 June 1879. ] Transactions …
  • … of the Entomological Society of London ( Proceedings ) (1879): xx–xxix. …

To A. S. Wilson   5 March 1879

Summary

Discusses ASW’s discovery of error in Russian belief about wheat varieties. Suggests that he publish paper in Journal of Royal Agricultural Society. [Results actually published in Gard. Chron. n.s. 11 (1879): 622–4.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  5 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 367
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11917

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  • … To A.  S.  Wilson   5 March 1879
  • … DAR 148: 367 Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Mar 1879 Alexander Stephen Wilson …
  • … Bibliography Wilson, Alexander Stephen. 1879. Experiments with kubanka and saxonica wheat: …
  • … first year’s experiments and results. Gardeners’ Chronicle , 24 May 1879, pp. 652–4. …
  • … Society . [Results actually published in Gard. Chron. n.s. 11 (1879): 622–4. ] …

To Nature   [before 20 March 1879]

Summary

Comments on a letter from Fritz Müller [11839] and particularly on the subject of the disappearance of certain structures in organisms. FM’s explanation deserves serious consideration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 20 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  Nature, 20 March 1879, pp. 462–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11945

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  • … To Nature    [before 20 March 1879] …
  • … Nature , 20 March 1879, pp. 462– …
  • … 3 Charles Robert Darwin unstated [before 20 Mar 1879] Nature …
  • … 2d ser. 6: 669–79. Murphy, Joseph John. 1879. Habit and intelligence: a series of essays …

To Ernst Krause   13 May 1879

Summary

Assures EK he will lose no time in writing his essay [on Erasmus Darwin].

A book by Samuel Butler on Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck has been announced [Evolution, old and new (1879)]. Will have a copy sent to EK.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  13 May 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12051

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  • … To Ernst Krause   13 May 1879
  • … Library (HM 36183) Charles Robert Darwin Bassett 13 May 1879 Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause …
  • … Lamarck has been announced [ Evolution, old and new (1879)]. Will have a copy sent to EK. …
  • … Bibliography Butler, Samuel. 1879. Evolution, old and new: or, the theories of Buffon, Dr. …
  • … by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. Krause, Ernst. 1880. Erasmus Darwin und …

From Ernst Krause   15 May 1879

Summary

Thanks for answers to questions [in 12032].

Has ordered the new book by Butler [Evolution, old and new (1879)]. It may make EK’s own essay superfluous.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12053

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  • … From Ernst Krause    15 May 1879
  • … DAR 92: B26 Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause Berlin 15 May 1879 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … book by Butler [ Evolution, old and new (1879)]. It may make EK’s own essay superfluous. …
  • … Bibliography Butler, Samuel. 1879. Evolution, old and new: or, the theories of Buffon, Dr. …
  • … by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. Krause, Ernst. 1880. Erasmus Darwin und …

Würtenberger, Leopold. 1879. Die darwinistischen Schlußergebnisse meiner Ammoniten-Studien. Kosmos 6 (1879–80): 192–206.

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  • … Würtenberger, Leopold. 1879. Die darwinistischen Schlußergebnisse meiner …
  • … Ammoniten-Studien. Kosmos 6 (1879–80): 192–206. WBB4 Q380.b.1.6, archive.org 27 …

Aveling, Edward Bibbins. 1878–9. Darwin and his work. Student’s Magazine and Science and Art, 2 September 1878, pp. 32–3; 1 October 1878, pp. 55–7; 2 December 1878, pp. 99–100; 1 February 1879, pp. 148–9; 1 March 1879, pp. 175–6; 1 April 1879, pp. 207–8; 1 September 1879, pp. 30–3.

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  • … pp. 32–3; 1 October 1878, pp. 55–7; 2 December 1878, pp. 99–100; 1 February 1879, pp. …
  • … 148–9; 1 March 1879, pp. …
  • … 175–6; 1 April 1879, pp. …
  • … 207–8; 1 September 1879, pp. 30–3. BL P.P.1228.h. 26,28 …

To Asa Gray   24 October 1879

Summary

Requests seeds of Ipomoea and Megarrhiza for observations on seedling growth.

Is rereading MS of Movement in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12269

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  • … To Asa Gray   24 October 1879
  • … Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125) Charles Robert Darwin Down 24 Oct 1879 Asa Gray …
  • … Darwin to H. E. Litchfield, [20 September 1879] (DAR 219.9: 207)). Bush morning-glory. A …
  • … book. New York: Ivison & Phinney. Gray, Asa. 1879. Gray’s botanical text-book. Vol. I. …
  • … book was in its sixth edition ( A. Gray 1879 ). Gray had recommended the fifth edition ( …
  • … Delphinium nudicaule , red larkspur, in A. Gray 1879, pp. 20–2. CD had asked Joseph Dalton …
  • … see letter to J. D. Hooker, 17 October [1879] and n. 4). The nurseryman has not been …
  • … see letter to Hugo de Vries, 13 February 1879 and n. 5). De Vries had probably visited …

To Daniel Mackintosh   9 October 1879

Summary

Comments on DM’s ["Drift deposits of west of England", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 35 (1879): 425–55].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Mackintosh
Date:  9 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 146: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12252

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  • … To Daniel Mackintosh   9 October 1879
  • … DAR 146: 333 Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 Oct 1879 Daniel Mackintosh …
  • … on DM’s ["Drift deposits of west of England", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 35 (1879): 425–55]. …
  • … publications , pp. 140–7. ] Mackintosh, Daniel. 1879. Results of a systematic survey, in …
  • … previous observations. [Read 26 March 1879. ] Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society …
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Bartholomew James Sulivan

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On Christmas Day 1866, Bartholomew Sulivan sat down to write a typically long and chatty letter to his old friend, Charles Darwin, commiserating on shared ill-health, glorying in the achievements of their children, offering to collect plant specimens, and…

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  • … his former shipmates to support the mission’s work .  In 1879 he persuaded ‘the Beagles’ to adopt …