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To W. W. Baxter?   17 January [1872–4]

Summary

Requests a prescribed physic [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  17 Jan [1872-4]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8165

To [W. W. Baxter?]   11 May [1873]

Summary

Requests litmus paper and gum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 May [1873]
Classmark:  Columbia University in the City of New York, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Herter Box 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8319

To W. W. Baxter   4 September [1872?]

Summary

Orders some salts for plant experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  4 Sept [1872?]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8510

To W. W. Baxter   17 September [1872?]

Summary

Orders sulphuric ether, nitric ether, chloroform, and prussic acid [for Drosera experiments? See Insectivorous plants, pp. 209, 219].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  17 Sept [1872?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8523

To W. W. Baxter   2 [December 1872]

Summary

Asks about possible animal substances in samples of Belladonna and Digitalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  2 [Dec 1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8592

To W. W. Baxter?   8 November [1872–4]

Summary

Orders enema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.410)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8613

To W. W. Baxter   [after 4 December 1872]

Summary

Thanks for information about the Atropia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  [after 4 Dec 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8659F

To W. W. Baxter   4 September 1873

Summary

Orders list of chemical salts. Ashamed to order from Hopkins and Williams because they charge him such an extremely low rate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  4 Sept 1873
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (August 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9042

To W. W. Baxter   5 September [1873]

Summary

Orders salts of various metals; thinks chlorides (where soluble) would be better than nitrates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  5 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.431)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9043

To W. W. Baxter   8 September [1873]

Summary

Requests chemicals for Drosera experiments. Lists 12 acids tried so far.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 6 (EH 88206058)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9046

To W. W. Baxter   21 September [1873]

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Summary

Requests 6 2oz bottles with corks. Folic acid produces remarkable effect. Orders hydriodic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  21 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9061F

To [W. W. Baxter?]   [early July 1871]

Summary

Orders nitrate of ammonia for experiment on plants.

Are measuring glasses accurate?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  [early July 1871]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9524

To W. W. Baxter   27 October [1874]

Summary

Orders two bottles of chlorodyne and bottles and corks of various sizes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  27 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9699

To W. W. Baxter   11 December [1873–5]

Summary

Requests hydrated magnesia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 Dec [1873-5]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (144/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772G

To William Walmisley Baxter   26 January [1862]

Summary

Discusses deduction from bill for medicine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  26 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13773

To W. W. Baxter?   10 November [1872–4]

Summary

Would greatly prefer an enema with a shorter nozzle but with a somewhat larger diameter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  10 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13774

To [W. W. Baxter?]   [after June 1857]

Summary

Requests a quart of distilled water for photography to be sent in a clean bottle via the postman on the following day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  [after June 1857]
Classmark:  Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Archives, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889F

To William Walmisley Baxter   23 September [1857–9?]

Summary

The returned gloves are similar to some he has already, and he would prefer a pair with stiffer bristles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  23 Sept [1857-9]
Classmark:  Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 4 February 2009
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2142F

To William Walmisley Baxter?   22 January 1861

Summary

Orders one pint of tincture of henbane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  22 Jan 1861
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (MS 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3049

To W. W. Baxter   16 July [1872?]

Summary

Orders a very small pot of "purest & best Extract of Hyosciamus for experimental purposes".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  16 July [1872?]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (Baxter Collection, 1136/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7280
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