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To ?   3 August 1880


CD sends thanks for further instructions for making a solution, which will be followed as soon as Francis [Darwin] returns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Aug 1880
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12676

To ?   18 August [1880?]


Thanks correspondent for information on a plant. It is too late for his present work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Aug [1880?]
Classmark:  Harvard University, Department of Psychology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13289A

To J. M. F. Ludlow   4 August 1880


Sends a statement of the assets of the Down Friendly Society. Asks for advice on consulting an actuary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow
Date:  4 Aug 1880
Classmark:  DAR 202: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12677

To Francis Darwin   5 August [1880]


Discusses corrections [to Movement in plants]. Has dispatched chapter nine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  5 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12679

To R. P. Hardy   6 August [1880]


Asks RPH [an actuary] to act on behalf of the Down Friendly Society whose members wish the rates of benefits to be raised.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ralph Price Hardy
Date:  6 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12680

To R. P. Hardy   [after 11 August 1880]


Forwards some tables on behalf of the Down Friendly Society and discusses the changes in benefits requested by the members.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ralph Price Hardy
Date:  [after 11 Aug 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 67v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12681

To Eduard Strasburger   8 August 1880


Thanks for his book on the formation and division of cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  8 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12683F

To R. P. Hardy   11 August [1880]


Discusses matters relating to the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ralph Price Hardy
Date:  11 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12685

To Francis Darwin   11 August [1880]


Dispatches a chapter [of Movement in plants] for FD to look over.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  11 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12686

To J. W. Judd   [15 August 1880]


Invites him to lunch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wesley Judd
Date:  [15 Aug 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12688

To A. B. Buckley   16 August [1880]


Believes A. S. Packard is in error on some points. Refers to his own observations on slave-making ants in Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arabella Burton Buckley
Date:  16 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center (Joseph Halle Schaffner collection, box 1, folder 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12689

To H. H. Higgins   18 August [1880]


Thanks HHH for essay.

Describes disposition of cirripede specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hugh Higgins
Date:  18 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service (HG12/8/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12691

To W. C. Williamson   18 August [1880]


WCW’s specimens are interesting, but CD thinks the slowness of the change might have been expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  18 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 246 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12693

To T. M. Hughes   23 August 1880


Honoured by offer of medal from Chester Natural History Society, but if he is expected to attend in person to receive it he regrets he must decline. Asks TMH to decide for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  23 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12695

To J. B. Innes   23 August [1880]


JBI’s "barnacles" would have been extraordinary, but they are hard lichens.

Has revisited Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  23 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12696

To G. H. Darwin   23 [August 1880]


Asks GHD to decipher a letter [in German] he has received with a book: The Bible in science.

Enjoyed his stay in Cambridge extremely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  23 [Aug 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12697

To J. W. Judd   25 August [1880]


Explains how to reach Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wesley Judd
Date:  25 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12700

To T. M. Hughes   26 August 1880


CD is sorry for the trouble TMH has had. Fully approves of the rule [that the medal be awarded to a local worker?]. The knowledge that the Chester Natural History Society wished to honour him is the real gratification, which he will never forget.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  26 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12701

To Francis Darwin   [before 1 August 1880]


Are there old furrowed fields on hillsides in N. Wales, if so can FD look for earthworm activity?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 1 August 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12645

To O. C. Marsh   31 August 1880


Has received OCM’s Odontornithes memoir. Believes his work affords the best support to evolution that has appeared in the last 20 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Othniel Charles Marsh
Date:  31 Aug 1880
Classmark:  Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12673
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