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From T. L. Brunton   23 May 1874

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Comments on his examination of slides [of milk casein?] sent by CD.

Surprised by CD’s finding that a drop of one per cent hydrochloric acid stops digestion of albumen by Drosera.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 120–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10512

From T. L. Brunton   26 April [1879]

Summary

Regrets he has not given Zoonomia the attention it deserves. Informs CD that Erasmus Darwin may have anticipated a discovery about paralysis of vessels by exposure to heat [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 109].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12014

From T. L. Brunton   26 June [1879]

Summary

Has tried in vain to find out about the influence of Erasmus Darwin on the administration of stimulants in fever.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12123

From T. L. Brunton   5 December 1879

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Thanks for copy of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12343

From T. L. Brunton   10 January 1881

Summary

Sends proofs of lectures he intends to reprint as a book [The Bible and science (1881)]; asks CD if he would check one for errors.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12999

From T. L. Brunton   14 February 1881

Summary

Forwards the preface to his book [see 12999] and comments on the effect of the Bible on science.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13053

From T. L. Brunton   17 October 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for a copy of Earthworms.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13408

From T. L. Brunton   21 November 1881

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Thanks CD for his offer of assistance to David Ferrier.

Discusses CD’s earthworm book.

Tonsils in man as rudimentary organs.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 346
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13496

From T. L. Brunton   27 November 1881

Summary

Writes regarding subscription to set up the Science Defence and Advancement Fund to protect investigators from anti-vivisectionists and to promote knowledge of the purpose and importance of vivisection.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 160: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13514

From T. L. Brunton   12 February 1882

Summary

Writes regarding the form which the proposed Science Defence Association should take and encloses a draft of proposed resolutions.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 160: 348–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13679

From T. L. Brunton   2 December 1873

Summary

Offers to experiment on the digestibility of chondrin and chlorophyll by Dionaea for CD.

Has noticed that painters depicting complex expressions give different expressions to the two sides of the face.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 337
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9167

DCP-LETT-9206

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 160: 340 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9206

From T. L. Brunton   28 February 1874

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Reports negative results of his experiments on digestion of chlorophyll by Drosera and by animals. [See Insectivorous plants, p. 126.]

Sends references for chondrin.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 47–8, DAR 160: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9322

From T. L. Brunton   9 March 1874

Summary

Writes on the possible origin of serpent-worship.

Is glad CD does not think his view regarding the two sides of the face is erroneous.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 160: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9345

From T. L. Brunton   23 July [1874]

Summary

Encloses a tracing of a portrait of John Bunyan showing the differences of the two sides of the face.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 339 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9561

From T. L. Brunton   4 September 1874

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Observations of effect of pepsin and hydrochloric acid on urea indicate that it is not digested [by Drosera].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9625

From T. L. Brunton   [29] October [1874]

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Forwards a photograph he thought had been lost. Has noticed that the two sides of the face are often asymmetric in portrait busts and statues.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29] Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9701

From T. L. Brunton   2 November [1874]

Summary

CD may keep the photograph of "the holy Mary of Egypt". TLB may have been led away by his imagination in thinking that one side of the face expressed repentance and the other devout joy.

Comments on David Ferrier’s observations on electrical stimulation of the brain. Extent of response relates to intensity of stimulus.

Crichton-Browne’s observations on the asymmetry of convolutions on the two sides of the brains of maniacs.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9705
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