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To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   27 May [1874]

Summary

Thanks JSBS for his work. CD concludes the ferment of Drosera must differ from pepsin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  27 May [1874]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9473

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   12 June 1874

Summary

JSBS’s article in Nature ["Venus’s fly-trap", 10 (1874): 105–7, 127–8] could not have been better done.

Has found another plant, Pinguicula, which can catch and digest flies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  12 June 1874
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9489

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   21 June [1874]

Summary

Thanks for fibrin. Drosera and Pinguicula dissolve it thoroughly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  21 June [1874]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9504

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   21 August [1874]

Summary

Reports difficulties in experiments on digestion of fibro-cartilage. Asks about JSBS’s experiments with artificial digestive fluids.

JSBS must read Hooker’s address at Belfast [Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): 103–16] to see what a magnificent digester Nepenthes is.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  21 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-25); DAR 147: 415 (copy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9605

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   9 October 1874

Summary

Has been testing the digestive powers of Drosera; wants to know whether a group of substances that elicit similar responses are related.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  9 Oct 1874
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9669

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   13 October 1874

Summary

Discusses the powers of digestion of Drosera and why certain substances produce less excitement in the plant than others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  13 Oct 1874
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9678

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   18 October [1873]

Summary

Suggests experiments on artificial digestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  18 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9684

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   10 February 1875

Summary

Has been experimenting with phosphates on Drosera and wonders whether animals digest a particular one.

Asks whether Huxley has approached him regarding the introduction of a vivisection act.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  10 Feb 1875
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9849

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   [11 April 1875]

Summary

"We have not a day to lose if our [Vivisection] Bill or our petition is to do any good". Reports on the activities of the opposition and the attitude of politicians on the subject. Believes a meeting with a minister should be arranged and thinks Lord Derby would be a good man. "All will depend on some half-dozen or 9 or 12 men agreeing on the bill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  [11 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9923

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 and 19 April [1875]

Summary

Has written to Lord Derby about the vivisection issue and urged him to speak to the proper members of the Cabinet to prevent "hasty legislation versus science". CD offered to send the sketch of the bill that has been drafted or a small deputation to wait on any member of the Cabinet. Lubbock does not think the petition should be presented as he feels sure that nothing will be done this session.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  15 and 19 Apr 1875
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9934

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   18 April 1875

Summary

Encloses a copy of Lord Derby's note of 17 April 1875 (DCP-LETT-9938).

Sir John Lubbock has agreed to meet CD, but no arrangement has been made.

Maybe they should drop the petition, since Lord Derby has agreed to help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  18 Apr 1875
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9939F

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   22 April [1875]

Summary

Encloses letter from Thomas Henry Huxley (DCP-LETT-9942); CD thinks copies of their bill should be sent to Lyon Playfair and Edward Cardwell.

Richard Buckley Litchfield reports the intentions of the Humanitarians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  22 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9942F

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   24 [April 1875]

Summary

CD has seen Sir John [Lubbock] who suggests that L. Playfair would be the best man to present the [vivisection] petition, but thinks the proposed bill much more important and useful. JL also suggests that the bill be given a more humanitarian aspect and that it be presented to both Houses of Parliament.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  24 [Apr 1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9948

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   24 April [1875]

Summary

Richard Buckley Litchfield will soon be able to send CD revised copies of the bill.

Will write to Sir John Lubbock to ask if he will present the bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  24 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9948F

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   1 May [1875]

Summary

CD is delighted to hear that JSBS’s exertions and labour will probably be rewarded by success. He has had a note from Playfair who, like Lubbock, thinks the title and preamble [of the proposed bill] "had better wear a more humanitarian aspect".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  1 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9963

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   3 May 1875

Summary

Encloses the bill with its corrected preamble. How many copies would he like?

Hopes JSBS can attend the meeting of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on 5 May 1875.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  3 May 1875
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9966F
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