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To Athenæum   1 February 1880

Summary

[A revised version (but also not sent) of the draft letter 12439.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Athenæum
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12449

To Wallis Nash   1 February 1880

Summary

Can well understand WN’s new life. WN’s departure a heavy loss.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wallis Nash
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  F. Louise Nash Barton (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12446

To T. H. Huxley   2 February 1880

Summary

Asks THH to advise him about a response to Samuel Butler’s attack accusing CD of dishonesty. Quotes the advice of others but will do what THH advises.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  2 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 336)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12451

To R. B. Litchfield   2 February 1880

Summary

Thanks RBL for advice [concerning dispute with Samuel Butler]. Notes reaction of family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Buckley Litchfield
Date:  2 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 146: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12453

To G. J. Romanes   3 February 1880

Summary

Says it is not likely he will be able to criticise GJR’s work.

Recommends Jean-Henri Fabre, Souvenirs entomologiques [1879].

Encloses letters from J. F. Moulton [12350 and 12356].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  3 Feb 1880
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.570)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12454

To T. H. Huxley   4 February [1880]

Summary

Greatly relieved by THH’s letter [advising against a reply to Samuel Butler].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 338)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12458

To Ernst Krause   4 February 1880

Summary

Samuel Butler’s fierce attack on CD and EK in Athenæum. CD’s sentence saying that EK had altered his Kosmos article was accidentally omitted from second proofs. Butler insinuates that EK’s attack on his book was suggested by CD or interpolated by him in EK’s text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  4 Feb 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12459

To W. Z. Seddon   4 February 1880

Summary

Comments on colours of races of man. Wishes WZS "or anybody else" could account for them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Zaccheus Seddon
Date:  4 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 461
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12460

To G. J. Romanes   5 February 1880

Summary

On GJR’s work on mental evolution in animals. Emphasises "love" among animals.

Comments on stimulation of plants.

On pleasure and pain.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  5 Feb 1880
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.571)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12461

To Ernst Krause   9 February 1880

Summary

CD advises EK on his proposed letter answering Butler.

Considering the favourable reviews, sale of Erasmus Darwin has been poor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  9 Feb 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36201)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12468

To Ernst Haeckel   12 February 1880

Summary

Thanks for his very kind letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  12 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/51 [A 9905])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12474F

To Lawson Tait   13 February 1880

Summary

CD thanks RLT for his two notes, a newspaper article, and a copy of RLT’s address honouring him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12475

To Ernst Krause   13 February 1880

Summary

Thanks EK for kind letter.

CD’s date on epitaph is a dreadful mistake. CD often overlooks errata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12476

To Wilhelm Breitenbach   13 February 1880

Summary

Thanks society of students at Jena for birthday congratulations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 143: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12477

To A. S. Wilson   13 February 1880

Summary

Thanks for articles by ASW in Gardeners’ Chronicle [see 12404]. Agrees with him.

Asks about growth of rootlets from knobs caused by fungus on roots of Cruciferae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 370
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12478

To T. H. Farrer   14 February 1880

Summary

Torbitt too poor to go on with [potato] experiments. If anything is to be done it must be by Government.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  14 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12479

To Lawson Tait   14 February 1880

Summary

Would be glad to see RLT at Down if he thinks it fit to come there to deliver the address honouring CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  14 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 535
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12481

To Anton Dohrn   15 February 1880

Summary

Thanks AD and the naturalists at the Station for their birthday congratulations.

CD has been awarded the Bressa prize of the Accademia delle Scienze in Turin, and it occurs to him that if the Station wanted some apparatus costing about £100, he would like to pay for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  15 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 704)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12483

To George Bentham   16 February 1880

Summary

CD pleased to be of use to GB. He remembers his own work on orchids with pleasure. Thinks GB will be able to improve CD’s terminology for orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  16 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830-1884, GEB/1/3: f. 722)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12485

To Asa Gray   17 February 1880

Summary

Seed germination.

Strange that his plants [of Megarrhiza] behaved differently from AG’s [see 12455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  17 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (128)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12489
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