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From Hugo Schneider   10 February 1877

Summary

Sends birthday greetings. Asks for autographed photograph.

Author:  Hugo Schneider
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10838

To Francis Galton   11 February [1877]

Summary

Sends enclosure regarding inherited handwriting from Life, letters, and journals of George Ticknor [ed. G. S. Hillard (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  11 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10839

To A. A. van Bemmelen   12 February 1877

Summary

Expresses his gratitude for the gift [a birthday album from a number of Dutch scientists]; he cannot imagine a more honourable testimonial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen
Date:  12 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10841

From Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte   12 February 1877

Summary

CD made a corresponding member of the Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte.

Author:  Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 230: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10841A

To Alpheus Hyatt   13 February 1877

Summary

Regrets that F. Hilgendorf proved so greatly in error ["Planorbis Multiformis", Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1866): 474–504; "Noch einmal Planorbis Multiformis", Z. Dtsch. Geol. Ges. 29 (1877): 50–62].

Discusses polymorphic species.

Surprised that shell form developed from various different progenitors.

Reminds CD of C. Nägeli’s conclusions on Hieracium.

But still retains belief expressed in first edition of Origin that variation in protean species is neither advantageous nor disadvantageous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alpheus Hyatt
Date:  13 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Maryland Historical Society (Alpheus Hyatt Papers MS 1007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10842

To Karl von Scherzer   13 February 1877

Summary

Has read a large part of the Novara voyage [Narrative of the circumnavigation of the globe by the Austrian frigate "Novara" (1861–3)] with pleasure. CD was particularly interested in the scandalous French behaviour at Tahiti.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  13 Feb 1877
Classmark:  University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center (Joseph Halle Schaffner collection, box 1, folder 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10843

From Lawson Tait   14 February 1877

Summary

Sends another extract [from Diseases of women (1877)].

Has reviewed Cross and self-fertilisation in the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10844

To Ferdinand von Hochstetter   14 February 1877

Summary

Sends thanks to Anthropological Society for sending birthday greetings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand von Hochstetter
Date:  14 Feb 1877
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (April 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10844A

To Richard Kippist   15 February 1877

Summary

Asks RK [Linnean Society Librarian] to send several journal volumes and articles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  15 Feb 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.506)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10845

From C.-F. Reinwald   15 February 1877

Summary

Reports on French translations of Cross and self-fertilisation, Climbing plants, and Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 176: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10846

To Ernst Haeckel   16 February 1877

Summary

Thanks EH for album of photographs of German scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/43 [9896])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10847

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   16 February 1877

Summary

Pleased and honoured by WTT-D’s review ["Darwin on fertilisation", Nature 15 (1876–77): 329–32]. Comments on review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 60–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10848

To Emil Rade   16 February 1877

Summary

Thanks for the honour conferred upon him [see 10826]; it is quite beyond his deserts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emil Rade
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10849

To August Weismann   17 February 1877

Summary

Negotiations for loan of drawings [of Lepidoptera] have failed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  17 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 148: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10850

To Asa Gray   18 February [1877]

Summary

Praises AG’s abstract of Cross and self-fertilisation [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41].

Hopes soon to finish with dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10851

To J. V. Carus   19 February 1877

Summary

Corrects an important misprint in English edition of Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 275, line six from top [but see 10877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 160–161)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10852

To Édouard Heckel   19 February 1877

Summary

Sends correction to p. 275 of Cross and self fertilisation [but see letter to Édouard Heckel, 4 March 1877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10852F

To Down Friendly Society   19 February 1877

Summary

CD, who has acted as treasurer of the Down Friendly Club for the last 27 years, urges the members not to dissolve the Club, but to continue it and retain about £1000 of the funds on hand to ensure its safety and ability to give assistance to members when they are ill or invalided, or to provide for their burial when dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down Friendly Society
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 138: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10853

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   19 February [1877]

Summary

Replies to some of George Henslow’s criticisms [of Cross and self-fertilisation] made in his article ["Fertilisation of plants", Gard. Chron. n.s. 7 (1877): 203–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  19 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 24 February 1877, p. 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10854

From Franz von Rekowsky   20 February 1877

Summary

Requests CD’s autograph. [Translation of letter made by O. Dill, see 10871.]

Author:  Franz Friedrich Hugo Wilhelm Michael (Franz) von Wotoch-Rekowsky (Franz von Rekowsky)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 176: 119a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10855
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