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From Francis Darwin   [1875?]

Summary

Had two mornings working on Drosera but it was sluggish. Frog preparations are pretty good.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1875?]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791F

From W. D. Fox   [1875–80]

Summary

Sends date of his mother’s death – 7 Apr 1859.

Was completely mystified by conjuring performance of [John Nevil] Maskelyne.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1875–80]
Classmark:  DAR 210.29?? DAR 210.14: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13810

To F. J. Cohn   1 January 1875

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Asks whether he might copy two of FJC’s drawings of Aldrovanda. He would like to have a proof of the plate for two woodcuts to be used in his forthcoming book [Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Date:  1 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 185: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9795A

To Linnean Society   1 January [1875]

Summary

Asks permission to republish his climbing plants paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 9 (1867): 1–118] in a corrected form [Climbing plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  1 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10004

To Daniel Oliver   1 January [1875]

Summary

Returning the plants DO had sent him from Kew

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Library, Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Papers SW/6/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9795F

From Daniel Oliver   2 January 1875

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The generic name Genlisea must be preserved for Utriculariaceae with five-part calyces.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9796

From J. D. Hooker   3 January [1875]

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Disapproves of Huxley’s article [review of Ernst Haeckel’s Anthropogenie] in Academy [7 (1875): 16–18].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9797

To J. D. Hooker   3 January [1875]

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Has not heard from Mivart; CD is convinced he is a hypocrite.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 363–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9798

To H. E. Litchfield   4 January [1875]

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Describes his views on vivisection. Cannot sign petition of F. P. Cobbe, with its attack on Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  4 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9799

To F. B. Goodacre   5 January 1875

Summary

CD would be pleased to have FBG’s essay dedicated to him but fears that he will be unable to give any assistance towards FBG’s ‘excellent scheme’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  5 Jan 1875
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9801

From J. D. Hooker   5 January 1875

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Huxley strongly dissuades JDH from writing to Mivart because of his Presidency of Royal Society. JDH will hold his letter until he hears what Bentham says.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 2–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9800

To Friedrich Max Müller   5 January 1875

Summary

Has read FMM’s article in Contemporary Review [25 (1875): 305–26].

Never suspected FMM was responsible for the Quarterly Review article ["Primitive man", Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 40–77]; knows it was written by Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Max Müller
Date:  5 Jan 1875
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) catalogue 89 (October 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9802

From Joseph Fayrer   6 January 1875

Summary

Encloses results of experiments on influence of snake poison on ciliary action and vegetable protoplasm.

Author:  Joseph Fayrer, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 71, 73–82, DAR 164: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9806

To J. D. Hooker   6 January [1875]

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Is not inclined to restrain himself from expressing his opinion of Mivart. Huxley’s article in Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 365–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9805

To T. H. Huxley   6 January 1875

Summary

Thanks THH for his article in the Academy and his defence of CD and G. H. Darwin against Mivart. Still thinks he should write plainly to Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  6 Jan 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9804

To Daniel Oliver   6 January [1875]

Summary

CD’s observations [for Insectivorous plants] seem to indicate that the same species of Genlisea may bear two kinds of bladders, so he asks for rhizomes and leaves of three species to test this possibility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  6 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9803

From Francis Darwin to Daniel Oliver   [after 6 January 1875]

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Asks DO to return enclosed post-card with locality of Genlisea aurea specimen that DO had sent.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [after 6 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Library, Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Papers SW/6/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9803F

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1875

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Tyndall, T. A. Hirst and Spencer dissuade him from writing to Mivart, but he will let him feel his disapproval.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9807

From Friedrich Max Müller   7 January 1875

Summary

FMM discusses his reply to George Darwin’s article [see 9711].

Intends within a year to place his whole argument before CD when, he hopes, his difficulties connected with the origin of language will be carefully considered by CD.

Author:  Friedrich Max Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9808

To J. D. Hooker   8 January [1875]

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JDH would be rash not to follow advice of his friends. [CD’s] wife and George oppose his writing to Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 367–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9809
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