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From Lawson Tait   24 June [1875]

Summary

An article on RLT’s lecture on insectivorous plants has appeared; the author adopts an anti-Darwinian attitude [see "Flower traps", Spectator 19 June 1875, pp. 784–5; RLT’s reply in Spectator 26 June 1875, pp. 816–17.]

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10029

From Lawson Tait   15 July [1875]

Summary

Has read Insectivorous plants and is to review it for the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10066

From Lawson Tait   19 July [1875]

Summary

Sends a note on the ferment of the Nepenthes secretion, which he asks CD to forward to Nature if he thinks it worth while [see "Insectivorous plants", Nature 12 (1875): 251–2].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10078

From Lawson Tait   21 July [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants: observations on the digestive fluid of Nepenthes.

Reproduction of plant by "parthenogenesis".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10086

From Lawson Tait   16 August 1875

Summary

Digestive fluid in insectivorous plants. RLT’s work on tails.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10122

From Lawson Tait   7 September [1875]

Summary

RLT speculates on the "moral nature" of parental protection shown by humans and traces it back to its first occurrence in the animal world.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10153

From Lawson Tait   11 October 1875

Summary

Wishes CD to present RLT’s paper on insectivorous plants to the Royal Society.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10190

From Lawson Tait   23 October [1875]

Summary

Thanks CD for consenting to present his paper.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10217

From Lawson Tait   6 November [1875]

Summary

Composition of "Droserin" [see 10015].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10244

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has CD ever come across Dischidia rafflesiana?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10261

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has extracted a highly deliquescent substance from digestive secretion of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10262

From Lawson Tait   20 November [1875]

Summary

His paper [for Royal Society] is completed; would CD like to read it?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10268

From Lawson Tait   23 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper will be sent to CD. Will CD notify him of any serious defects?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10274

From Lawson Tait   25 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper on insectivorous plants is being copied.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10277

From Lawson Tait   29 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s insectivorous plants paper.

The success of a recent lecture.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10281

From Lawson Tait   21 February 1876

Summary

RLT to review 2d ed. of Variation and write an article on Pangenesis.

Discussion of "Survival of the Fittest".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10405

From Lawson Tait   1 March 1876

Summary

Regrowth of an amputated extra thumb.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10412

From Lawson Tait   26 March [1876]

Summary

Cat born tailless as a consequence of a spina bifida.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10429

From Lawson Tait   27 March [1876]

Summary

Regrowth of amputated digits is a capacity possessed by the new-born but rapidly lost.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10431

From Lawson Tait   25 April [1876]

Summary

Apologises for placing CD in the objectionable position of sponsor for a rejected paper. RLT has gone over old ground in ignorance.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10473
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