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To Hermann Müller   27 November 1880

Summary

Has heard of flood from which Fritz Müller escaped. Has he lost books, microscope, apparatus? Offers £50 or £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  27 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 146: 442
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12866

To William Preyer   27 November 1880

Summary

Will send copy of Movement in plants.

Encloses copies of articles [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  27 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12867

To James Geikie   27 November 1880

Summary

Thanks JG for his magnificent book [Prehistoric Europe].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  27 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12869

To J. D. Hooker   28 November [1880]

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Summary

Wants to see Frank become F.R.S. before he dies.

Pities Wallace and wants a pension for him very much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 500–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12870

To Ernst Krause   28 November 1880

Summary

Bad news about Kosmos [ceasing publication].

Fritz Müller’s losses [in a flood]; "I have long looked on him as the best observer in the world."

EK’s astonishing account of crustacean that repairs its legs in an ancestral form seems to support Pangenesis, which has hardly any friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  28 Nov 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36209)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12871

To A. W. Howitt   [before 30 November 1880]

Summary

Thanks AWH for copy of Fison and Howitt 1880, which he will read when it is returned by J. F. McLennan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Howitt
Date:  [before 30 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  St Mark’s National Theological Centre Library (Tippett Collection TIP 70/10/30/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12874F

To W. E. Darwin   30 November [1880]

Summary

Asks whether WED can collect some worm-castings from Beaulieu Abbey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12876

To J. W. C. Fegan   [before 25 February 1880]

Summary

Gladly turns reading room over to JWCF for his mission work. Through his gospel services there is not a drunkard left in the village.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James William Condell Fegan
Date:  [before 25 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  Fullerton 1930, p. 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12879

To J. D. Hooker   1 December 1880

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Summary

Responds, with some embarrassment, to JDH’s caution on Frank’s F.R.S. prospects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 502–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12880

To J. B. Innes   2 December 1880

Summary

Hensleigh Wedgwood has told CD that land JBI had inquired about will be sold at auction with the house [Trowmer [Tromer!?] Lodge].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  2 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Elizabeth Margaret Elliott Lucas (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12881

To W. E. Darwin   2 December [1880]

Summary

Gives instructions to WED about looking for earthworm activity at Brading.

Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12882

To J. D. Hooker   5 December 1880

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Thanks for agreeing to propose Frank as F.R.S.

Would have enjoyed discussing Island life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 95: 504–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12890

To T. H. Huxley   [7 December 1880]

Summary

Asks to see THH on Thursday or Friday to hear about the Wallace affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [7 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 355)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12893

To T. H. Huxley   9 December 1880

Summary

Thinks Wallace memorial should not be presented to Lord Aberdare, nor to Owen, for signature, but will follow THH’s wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 351)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12899

To T. M. Reade   9 December 1880

Summary

Comments on TMR’s "Oceanic islands" [Geol. Mag. 8 (1881): 75–7]. Fact that oceanic islands are all volcanic argues for view that no continent ever occupied the oceans. Chalk seemed best evidence of ocean having existed where continent now stands. CD leans to view that continents have occupied present positions since Cambrian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Date:  9 Dec 1880
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (TMR1.D.7.7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12901

To G. H. Darwin   9 December [1880]

Summary

The Kovalevskys have been to lunch.

Madame Kovalevsky is greatly interested in GHD’s papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  9 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12902

To G. J. Romanes   13 December 1880

Summary

Discusses GJR’s idea of subjecting plants to brief flashes of light.

Hoped to see GJR in London, but was too tired.

Delighted his book Movement in plants has interested GJR.

Asks if GJR has example of dogs calling on each other to go hunting; there is a case half a mile away.

Has heard that Samuel Butler has abused him in his latest book, but he does not intend to look at it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  13 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Eng. d. 3823, fols. 6–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12908F

To James Geikie   13 December 1880

Summary

Comments on Prehistoric Europe.

Asks JG’s opinion of Daniel Mackintosh’s paper ["Results of a systematic survey of erratic blocks", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 35 (1879): 425–53].

Comments on loess.

Feels uneasy about streams of stone of Falkland Islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  13 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12909

To James Torbitt   13 December 1880

Summary

Thanks for report [on potato experiments].

Still has subscription money for JT’s experiments. How much does he need?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  13 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12910

To James Paget   13 December 1880

Summary

"Perhaps you would like to see a very small ""tumour"" on a lateral branch of the Silver Fur, caused by an Oestrum, as stated (with references) in my Power of Movement in Plants. These tumours are sometimes almost as big as a child’s head. At what age they emit the upright shoot, I do not know."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  13 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Paget 1901, p. 409 n.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12911
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