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To F. M. Balfour   13 December 1876

Summary

CD is glad to propose FMB for Royal Society. Explains information and certificates needed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  13 Dec 1876
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10716

To F. M. Balfour   4 September 1880

Summary

Praises FMB’s BAAS address [on embryology, Rep. BAAS 50 (1880): 636–44]. Recent progress of embryology splendid.

In work on plants, astonished at sensitivity of radicle and its power to transmit stimuli to adjoining part; such general sensitivity should be considered in genesis of nervous system.

Feels "malicious" pleasure at FMB’s criticism of Herbert Spencer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  4 Sept 1880
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12706

To F. M. Balfour   12 January 1881

Summary

Asks FMB to translate letter from Ernst Krause [answering criticisms by Samuel Butler] and to send it to Nature [ "Unconscious memory – Mr Samuel Butler" 23 (1881): 288].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  12 Jan 1881
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13007

To F. M. Balfour   28 January 1881

Summary

Thanks FMB for translation of Ernst Krause’s letter for Nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  28 Jan 1881
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103C/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13030

To F. M. Balfour   6 July 1881

Summary

Comments on FMB’s book [Treatise on comparative embryology, 2 vols. (1880–1)]. Had already purchased copy. Could second copy be sent to someone else? Fritz Müller?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Date:  6 July 1881
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (L DC AL 1/21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13235

From F. M. Balfour   [c. 31 January 1878?]

Summary

His brother Cecil is reading Coral reefs, and, as his business involves the Keeling Islands and Torres Straits, he offers to make any observations CD might want.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 31 Jan 1878?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10332

From F. M. Balfour   11 December 1876

Summary

Asks CD to renew his former offer to propose him for the Royal Society, as Michael Foster, now on the Council, is unable to do so.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10711

From F. M. Balfour   [14] December [1876]

Summary

Lists his chief publications and suggests names of biologists in the Royal Society whom CD might ask to sign his nomination certificate.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14] Dec [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10712

From F. M. Balfour   [14 December 1876]

Summary

Michael Foster approves of names FMB suggested CD apply to [in proposing FMB to the Royal Society] and adds George Allman, Foster, W. H. Flower, and P. M. Duncan, the only biologists on the Council.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10713

From F. M. Balfour   13 September 1880

Summary

Thanks for letter, which made up for difficulty of his speech [at BAAS meeting, Swansea].

Has met Horace Darwin and wife;

climbed Matterhorn.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 160: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12712

From F. M. Balfour   [22 November 1880]

Summary

Thanks for copy of Movement in plants; CD’s discovery of a "nervous system without nerves" will have important bearing on origins of animal nervous system.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12786

From F. M. Balfour   13 January [1881]

Summary

Will gladly translate Krause’s letter for Nature; denounces Butler’s book attacking CD.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13011

From F. M. Balfour   10 July 1881

Summary

Thanks for suggesting that a spare copy of his book [Treatise on comparative embryology (1880–1)] be sent to Fritz Müller.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13240

From F. M. Balfour   11 November 1873

Summary

Suggests raising money to help Anton Dohrn complete the Naples Zoological Station, which is in danger of remaining unfinished.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9138

From F. M. Balfour   [20 March – 14 April 1875]

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Summary

Gives Carl Claus’s identifications of the organisms sent by CD.

Author:  Francis Maitland Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Mar – 14 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9203
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