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To B. J. Sulivan   17 November 1880


BJS’s case is one of the direct action of the pollen of one variety on the mother plant of another variety. Gives references to analogous cases.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  17 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12825

To W. C. Williamson   18 November 1880


Receiving deputation gave CD pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  18 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12826

To Henry Johnson   18 November 1880


Is obliged for the clear answers to his queries.

Regrets that his health will not permit a visit to Wroxeter.

Will sign his name on next page, but "what geese people are about autographs".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  18 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12827A

To B. J. Placzek   [after 19 November 1880]


Expresses doubts that pigeons could rest one wing during flight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Baruch Jakob Placzek
Date:  [after 19 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  Placzek 1883, p. 112 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12829F

To G. H. Darwin   20 November [1880]


Glad GHD goes on with ripple-marks; if he makes out a theory of ripples, they might give important information about the most ancient deposits.

CD has been wonderfully glorified in the Times [review of Movement in plants, 20 Nov 1880].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12830

To J. D. Hooker   [29 December 1880]


Asks JDH to read the enclosed Memorial, sign it, and send it to T. H. Huxley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Jeffrey Winograd (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11300F

To W. E. Darwin   [before 16 September 1880]


Wants some more rubber bands for his wrist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 16 September 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12383

To Williams & Norgate   [before 4 September 1880]


Requests a list of books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [before 4 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12390F

To T. H. Huxley   2 February 1880


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


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


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]


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


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


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


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   [12 December 1880]


CD is pleased that EK will answer Butler. Thinks Butler is half insane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  [12 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12465

To Ernst Krause   9 February 1880


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 Hermann Müller   18 July 1880


Enjoyed HM’s castigation of Gaston Bonnier ["Gaston Bonniers angebliche Widerlegung der modernen Blumentheorie", Kosmos 7 (1880): 219–36].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  18 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 146: 441
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12473

To Ernst Haeckel   12 February 1880


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


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
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