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To Nature   9 April [1880]


Forwards a letter from E. S. Morse on Omori shell mounds refuting F. V. Dickins’ review [Nature 21 (1880): 350] of Morse’s memoir ["The shell mounds of Omori", Mem. Sci. Dep. Univ. Tokyo 1 (1879) pt 1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  9 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  Nature, 15 April 1880, p. 561
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12571

To ?   27 April 1880


Thanks correspondent for writing, "but such malconformations, as you mention, are not very rare & therefore do not possess much novelty".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 Apr 1880
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (July 1986)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12591

To J. V. Carus   28 April 1880


MS of Movement in plants in final stage. Fears it will displease many German physiologists. It is an attempt to bring all the diversified movements of plants under one general law or system.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  28 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 176–178)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12593

To Williams & Norgate   28 April [1880]


Forgot he owned vol. 1 of Hermann Engelhard von Nathusius’s Vorträge über Viehzucht und Raßenkenntniss (Nathusius 1872–80). Please to send vol. 2 when convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  28 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  eBay (22 August 2019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12593F

To H. D. Garrison   29 April 1880


Thanks for the interesting case of inheritance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Herod Dailey Garrison
Date:  29 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Spike Tyson (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12594F

To C. W. Fox   10 [April] 1880


Condolences upon the death of CWF’s father, William Darwin Fox.

[Wrongly dated March by CD.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Woodd Fox
Date:  10 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12572

To T. H. Huxley   11 [April] 1880


Sorry he missed THH’s lecture ["The coming of age of The origin of species", Royal Institution, 9 Apr 1880]. Has read press notices and heard from his children of its great success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 340)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12574

To G. B. Ercolani   14 April 1880


Thanks GBE for his great work on the placenta [Nuove ricerche sulla placenta nei pesci cartilaginosi e ne mammiferi (1880)]. The relationship between placental structure and mammalian classification has always seemed interesting to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Giovanni Battista Ercolani
Date:  14 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna (Collezione degli autografi, XXIII, 6543)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12575

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   15 April 1880


Wants Ipomoea seeds for observing germination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  15 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 205–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12576

To F. E. Abbot   15 April 1880


Thanks FEA for copy of a review of a book on evolution by "an ignorant lawyer".

Sends £5 for Index subscription.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Date:  15 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Harvard University Archives (Papers of F. E. Abbot, 1841–1904. Named Correspondence, 1857–1903. Letter, C. R. Darwin to F. E. Abbot (15 April 1880), in folder Darwin, Charles and W. E. Darwin (son), 1871–1883, box 44. HUG 1101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12577

To William Tearle   16 April 1880


Comments on concept of revelation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Tearle
Date:  16 Apr 1880
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.572)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12579

To [William Newton]   17 April 1880


Unable to comment on F. Lloyd’s criticism of Francis Galton’s Hereditary genius [?A scientific view of Mr Galton’s theories of heredity (1876)].

Sorry about Lloyd’s health.

Does not care much about abuse or fame, an advantage of age.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Newton
Date:  17 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12580

To Asa Gray   19 April 1880


Thanks for the letter from Volney Rattan [see 12553].

Discusses protective adaptation of seedlings from frost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  19 Apr 1880
Classmark:  University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12582

To Horace Darwin   20 April [1880]



Gives advice regarding a house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12584

To Edward Frankland   20 April 1880


May CD’s son send some bottles of water, in which Pelargonium leaves have been immersed, for more precise analysis of the potassium or other soluble ash? Can EF recommend a professional analyst to take on further experiments?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  20 Apr 1880
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester (Frankland Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12585A

To Ernst Krause   21 April 1880


Glad to receive the German edition of Erasmus Darwin. Hopes sales will be good. Favourable review has appeared in the United States, in the Nation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  21 Apr 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36205)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12586

To G. H. Schneider   3 April 1880


CD thanks the author for the copy of Der thierische Wille.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Heinrich Schneider
Date:  3 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Alfred S. Posamentier (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12560F

To Adolf Ernst   4 April 1880


Thanks for interesting letter; is sure it would be worth while to test fertility of illegitimate offspring of heterostyled plants.

Would welcome any information on occurrence of bloom-covered leaves on dry plains.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adolf Ernst
Date:  4 Apr 1880
Classmark:  State Darwin Museum, Moscow (GDM KP OF 8973)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12561

To W. E. Darwin   5 [April 1880]


Discusses a book

and the "splendid news about the elections".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 [Apr 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564

To Henry Faulds   7 April 1880

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Faulds
Date:  7 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Faulds [1912?], pp. 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564F
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