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To Francis Darwin   [c. 27 July 1874]

Summary

Has been examining Utricularia minor. Same essential structure but catches smaller Entomostraca. One bladder had 24, another 20, and another 15 Entomostraca. "What slaughter! We must make out the functions of the beast––".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. 27 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9565A

To Francis Darwin   30 April [1875]

Summary

Sends a chapter [of Insectivorous plants]. Never was there anything so dull, but later chapters will be better. Please correct an error on p. 86.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9958B

To Francis Darwin   [after 21 January 1871]

Summary

Responds to Mivart’s Genesis of species. "I complain of his incessently speaking as if I trusted exclusively to natural selection … Mivart speaks in many places as if I entirely ignored the direct action of external conditions". Answers some of Mivart’s particular criticisms. Suggests FD read the letter to Marlborough Robert Pryor, as Pryor will never be able to read it himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 21 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7425

To Francis Darwin   [28 February 1871]

Summary

Says Descent is "selling like Mad.––" Murray will print another 1500 or 2000 copies. Has received £630 for the 2500.

On Monday he visited Mivart, who is a charming man.

He seemed to be taken aback by CD’s points about the larynx and giraffe.

[See 7507 and 7519.]

He seemed to have forgotten CD’s argument regarding the formation of the greyhound.

Discussed the larynx and the silence of the Cetaceans.

If FD mentions any of this to [Marlborough Robert] Pryor, ask him not to mention it to anyone else "as it is perhaps rather a breach of confidence to repeat even to friends private conversation."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [28 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 2 and 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7520A

To Francis Darwin   25 March [1871]

Summary

If FD gets the chance, will he observe whether the platysma contracts in a shivering fit? Wants much to know whether the platysma of frightened patients contracts before chloroform is given.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  25 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7626

To Francis Darwin   22 April [1871?]

Summary

Please thank Mr Jackson for facts about shrugging, but case not distinct enough. Gestures associated with laughter. Platysma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7708A

To Francis Darwin   16 May [1871]

Summary

George [Darwin] plans a trip to America and would like FD to go [see 7757]. CD will gladly pay whole cost if the trip will not interfere with FD’s medical work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7761

To Francis Darwin   21 May [1871]

Summary

CD will pay for the American trip if it takes place.

Asks whether FD can help him understand the eyes of cephalopods; is the structure the same as in the Vertebrata and are the parts developed from homologous layers of skin?

Has been pleased by a recent review.

Postscript: Is thinking of a cheap edition of the Origin [1872] in which he hopes to answer St George Mivart’s criticisms.

Asks FD whether he can get some references to good papers on cephalapod eyes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  21 May [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7765

To Francis Darwin   6 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks for FD’s help. CD cannot conceive what Mivart means by "the identity between eyes of Cephalopods and Vertebrata".

Has invited Michael Foster to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7806

DCP-LETT-7839A

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7839A

To Francis Darwin   [6 November 1871]

Summary

Asks who Fiske is. The articles [Harvard lectures?] are "so fair and in some respects so complimentary" that CD thinks he should write to him. [See 8058.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [6 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8054

To Francis Darwin   6 January 1872

Summary

Asks FD questions about his sketch [missing] of ridges and furrows. [FD’s answers are interlined.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8147

To Francis Darwin   13 May [1872]

Summary

Will FD try to persuade A. D. Bartlett to show a live snake to a porcupine and observe whether the porcupine rattles the quills on its tail? [See 8333.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  13 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8325

To Francis Darwin   [before 15 April 1873]

Summary

Sends to Pantlludw [North Wales] bottle of formic acid. FD and Amy [Darwin] can search for spawn. If found, keep in two basins and add 6 drops of acid to one and look for differences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8848A

To Francis Darwin   16 April [1873]

Summary

"Try only 1 or 2 drops of Formic A[cid]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8862

To Francis Darwin   [17 April 1873]

Summary

Fears all the seeds are dead. Will try with less vapour of formic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8866

To Francis Darwin   15 August [1873]

Summary

Observations on bees’ biting holes in Lathyrus.

Suggests an experiment FD could carry out with Drosera.

CD is working on Mimosa, and "everything has turned out as perversely as possible".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9014

To Francis Darwin   18 [August 1873]

Summary

Pollination and floral structure of Lathyrus. Asks where bees bite through the flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  18 [Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 9; DAR 271.4: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9015

To Francis Darwin   [4 September 1873]

Summary

Asks FD to bring any book that gives the affinities of the various earths, alkalis and metals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [4 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.9: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9040F

To Francis Darwin   10 October 1873

Summary

Asks for details about microscope parts.

Wants FD to ask Hooker for species of Desmodium; CD believes he has found new movements.

Also ask whether Hooker has Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873-8 f.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9095
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