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To J. B. Innes   23 August [1880]

Summary

JBI’s "barnacles" would have been extraordinary, but they are hard lichens.

Has revisited Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  23 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12696

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 J. B. Innes   15 September 1881

Summary

CD interested in JBI’s observations of behaviour of bees. Finds his criticism about hexagonal cells made by queen wasps a good one. Cannot remember how he got out of the difficulty.

His book on worms to be published soon.

E. A. Darwin has died after short illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13339

To J. B. Innes   22 September [1881]

Summary

Wasps’ nest has arrived.

Gives his view of how queen wasp builds a hexagonal cell by straightening walls between several cells, which she builds at the same time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  22 Sept [1881]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13349

To John Innes   [after 16 February 1857]

Summary

Recommends he read passages on bees by C. T. E. von Siebold [in On the true parthenogenesis in moths and bees (1857)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  [after 16 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2025

To John Innes   4 March [1859]

Summary

Much concerned by death of JBI’s mother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  4 Mar [1859]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2232

To John Innes   18 July [1860]

Summary

Henrietta’s illness.

CD’s resort to [E. W. Lane’s] water-cure.

Other family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  18 July [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2870

To John Innes   6 September [1860]

Summary

Etty [Henrietta Darwin] much improved.

Reference to his "hobby of striped asses".

Sceptical of JBI’s "curious stories" on spirit-tapping: "believe nothing one hears & only half of what one sees".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  6 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2907

To John Innes   11 September [1860]

Summary

Going to sea-side for Etty’s health.

Asks JBI further questions about a striped donkey he had reported to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  11 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2912

To John Innes   26 October [1860]

Summary

Etty has had a relapse. "What the end will be, we know not."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  26 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2962

To John Innes   28 December [1860]

Summary

News of Etty’s health and of neighbours.

Pleased that JBI likes Origin.

CD never expected to convert people in less than 20 years, though now convinced he is "in the main right". Bishop of Oxford’s review made "splendid fun" of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  28 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3032

To John Innes   15 December [1861]

Summary

Delighted to have Quiz [Johnny Innes’ dog].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3343

To John Innes   19 December [1861]

Summary

Arrangements for receiving Quiz.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  19 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3347

To J. B. Innes   [3] January [1862]

Summary

Quiz arrived safely.

CD’s three sons are in bed with bad colds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  [3] Jan [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3371

To J. B. Innes   24 February [1862]

Summary

Has heard of mules of canary and other finches breeding occasionally, but it is rare, and there is hardly one authenticated case of two such mules breeding together.

Sixteen of the household at Down are sick with influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  24 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3457

To J. B. Innes   1 May [1862]

Summary

Quiz has had to be killed because he became vicious.

Horace Darwin strangely ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 May [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3528

To J. B. Innes   22 December [1862]

Summary

Family and local news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  22 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3872

To J. B. Innes   1 September [1863]

Summary

Family and local news, and memories of old times.

CD’s youngest son, Horace, is too delicate to go to school.

CD has had a bad summer, is still ill, can do very little work – "Botany … is all that I am good for".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4287

To J. B. Innes   20 January [1868]

Summary

CD thanks JBI for contribution to Down school.

George [Darwin] has passed his examination at Cambridge;

Henrietta has been poorly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  20 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5792

To J. B. Innes   15 June [1868]

Summary

CD writes in detail about difficulties with Horsman’s financial accounts and the affairs of the parish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 June [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6242
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