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To Henry Johnson   24 September 1879

Summary

Sends the requested signature,

with sympathy for HHJ’s state of health [see 12236].

Reports that HJ’s experiments on tension of parts are often quoted in German works and periodicals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  24 Sept 1879
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12236A

To Henry Johnson   9 June 1880

Summary

Thanks for enclosures.

Remembers Edward Vivian.

Glad to hear of flint tools.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  9 June 1880
Classmark:  Torquay Museum Society (AR471)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12626

To Henry Johnson   14 November 1880

Summary

Thanks for information on the slope of ground at Worcester.

CD’s passion now is worms.

Sends Movement in plants. While correcting proof, CD remembered an old article by HHJ, which he regrets not including.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  14 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12816

To Henry Johnson   18 November 1880

Summary

Is obliged for the clear answers to his queries.

Regrets that his health will not permit a visit to Wroxeter.

Will sign his name on next page, but "what geese people are about autographs".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  18 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12827A

To Henry Johnson   28 December [1880]

Summary

The report that CD is seriously ill is false, but the kind letters that it produced have done a good turn. [See 12943.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  28 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12951A

To Henry Johnson   25 April [1871?]

Summary

Condolence on death of HJ’s daughter; "I know from old experience how bitter a loss it is".

Thanks for information about intelligence of dog.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  25 Apr [1871?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (24 June 1975)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7718

To Henry Johnson   23 December 1871

Summary

Is unable to accept invitation to Shrewsbury. Is grateful for offer of assistance at Wroxeter.

The weight of dry earth cast up by worms is 161/10 tons per acre annually.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  23 Dec 1871
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8118A

To Henry Johnson   2 May [1872]

Summary

Thanks for notes on worm-castings. Amount of ammonia surprises CD. David Forbes asserts that published analysis of carbon in vegetable matter valueless. Suspects that worms search for food and do not blindly swallow earth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  2 May [1872]
Classmark:  Torquay Museum Society (AR470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8306

From Henry Johnson   22 September [1879]

Summary

Requests autograph for a friend.

Has retired to Ludlow because of angina pectoris.

He and his daughter, Mary, were present in the cave near Tenby when George Rolleston found so many antediluvial bones.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12236

From Henry Johnson   26 September [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD for his autograph.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12238

From Henry Johnson   12 January [1872?]

Summary

Sends a map of a field showing the effect of earthworms.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan [1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12419

From Henry Johnson   27 December [1880]

Summary

Article in Shrewsbury newspaper makes him worry about CD’s health.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12943

From Henry Johnson   15 October [1881]

Summary

Thanks for Earthworms.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13403

From Henry Johnson   30 September 1862

Summary

HHJ’s paper ["On the distorted skulls found at Wroxeter (Salop)", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 12 (1862–3): 149–50].

He has been approached about becoming F.R.S., but would like to know how expensive it would be.

Requests a photograph.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 168: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3743

From Henry Johnson   8 October 1862

Summary

Doubts he has a chance of being elected F.R.S. because he is 58.

Will send a skull.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 168: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3754

From Henry Johnson   31 January 1868

Summary

Congratulations on George Darwin’s success at Cambridge

and CD’s world-wide reputation.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 168: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5824
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