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To Raphael Meldola   27 September [1877]

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Does not think Fritz Müller can object to anything RM has said in his essay.

Has alluded to colour preference among butterflies in Descent [1: 400–1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  27 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11154

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To Raphael Meldola   3 January 1878

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Is dispatching December number of Kosmos.

Will read the discussion on stridulation that RM mentioned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  3 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11309

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  • Raphael Meldola, 1 January [1878] . CD had asked Meldola to return the October 1877 issue of Kosmos , and offered to send him the December 1877 issue. In his letter to CD of 2 January [1878] , Meldola had recommended a discussion of stridulation in the Transactions of the Entomological Society of London . Meldola had invited Francis Darwin

To Raphael Meldola   14 December [1878]

Summary

Is glad book progresses; answers translation query.

Francis Darwin does not have time to lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  14 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11793

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  • Raphael Meldola, 11 December 1878 and n. 4. In his translator’s preface to Weismann 1882 , p. xiii, Meldola wrote, ‘I have intentionally adopted literal translations of certain technical expressions which might, I think, be advantageously introduced into our biological vocabularies’. Meldola used the term ‘phyletic’ throughout Weismann 1882 . In his letter of 11 December 1878 , Meldola had asked whether Francis Darwin

To Fritz Müller   27 March 1878

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Thanks FM for letter of 22 Feb [not found] on Lepidoptera. Will send it to Entomological Society to be read. FM’s earlier letters produced best discussions of the season.

Thanks for seeds of Viola.

He and Francis [Darwin] are at work on biology of seedling plants and wish to observe how the flowers penetrate the earth.

The Pontederia did not germinate, probably pressed too much [in post].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  27 Mar 1878
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11448

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  • Meldola, 24 March [1878] ). See letter to Raphael Meldola, 27 March [1878] . Müller had sent seeds of Viola (see letter from Fritz Müller, 20 February 1878 and n. 2). Trifolium subterraneum is subterranean clover; Arachis hypogaea is the peanut. CD was studying the sensitivity and movement of radicles (embryonic roots) as part of his work on the movement of plants (see Movement in plants , pp. 68–77). Francis Darwin . Müller had sent seeds of an unnamed heterostyled species of Pontederia , the genus of pickerel-weed (see letter
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