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To John Tyndall   1 March [1871]

Summary

Ogle will keep JT’s suggestion in mind in observing less hairy races of man and the lower animals.

Asks JT whether he can help Ogle on a troublesome point on the colour of tissues with olfactory nerves, and the relation of colour to the absorption of odours. Does JT’s respirator deprive odorous substances of their smell?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  1 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 8 (EH 88205946)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7524

To John Tyndall   1 March [1871]

Summary

Ogle is unacquainted with JT; would be proud and pleased to call on him. CD likes what little he has seen of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  1 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 9 (EH 88205947)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7525

To John Tyndall   7 March [1871]

Summary

Ogle wants very much to meet JT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  7 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 10 (EH 88205948)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7552

To John Tyndall   8 March [1871]

Summary

Thanks JT for his kindness to Ogle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  8 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 11 (EH 88205949)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7554

To John Tyndall   8 April [1873]

Summary

CD will write to William Spottiswoode about the fund for Huxley. CD is raising his subscription to £300. "We have done a good day’s work … [it] gives me a higher opinion of human nature than I had before, though I am not one of those who think lowly of mankind."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  8 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 13 (EH 88205951)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8850

To John Tyndall   11 April 1873

Summary

Sends JT the list and amounts subscribed for Huxley. It will probably amount to £1800. He will write to Huxley and use every argument he can to make him accept.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  11 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 14 (EH 88205952)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8856

To John Tyndall   18 April [1873]

Summary

The Huxley fund amounts to £1955. CD trembles about THH’s answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  18 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 15 (EH 88205953)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8867

To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]

Summary

Sends Huxley’s "charming letter". Asks whether it should be sent to Lady Millicent Jones. CD is "so happy about the whole affair".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 16 (EH 88205954)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8877

To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]

Summary

Sends another copy [of Huxley’s letter of thanks for holiday fund].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 17 (EH 88205955)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8878

To John Tyndall   25 April 1873

Summary

It has just occurred to CD that he ought not to leave a copy of Huxley’s confidential letter in the hands of anyone. Asks JT to write to ask recipients to return the copies to CD at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 18 (EH 88205956)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8879

To John Tyndall   2 [May] 1873

Summary

Hopes JT does not think him over-cautious in requesting the return of the copies [of Huxley’s letter]. Has sent Huxley a list of the subscribers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  2 [May] 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 19 (EH 88205957)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8894

To John Tyndall   9 March [1874]

Summary

Asks JT to support his nephew, Henry Parker, for election to the Athenaeum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  9 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 33 (EH 88205971)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9343

To John Tyndall   11 August [1874]

Summary

CD has not received the proofs [of JT’s Belfast address to BAAS].

Wishes JT were through with Belfast [meeting of BAAS, 1874]. CD cannot imagine surviving such a week of excitement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  11 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 20 (EH 88205958)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9597

To John Tyndall   12 August [1874]

Summary

Returns proofs [of JT’s Belfast address, Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): lxvi–xcvii]. Gratified by what it says about his work and is anxious to read the whole address; it is a grand subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  12 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 21 (EH 88205959)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9599

To John Tyndall   27 December 1874

Summary

Asks JT to persuade Lady Lubbock to change physicians and put herself in the care of Andrew Clark. Thinks this alone will save her.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  27 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 22 (EH 88205960)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9784

To John Tyndall   20 October [1875]

Summary

JT’s tube [of boiled infusion] dated 16 Oct was clear on 19th; on the 20th it was muddy and contained many bacteria in living movement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  20 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Sue and Gerald M. Friedman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10207

To John Tyndall   25 October [1875]

Summary

Asks JT to send the tubes [of boiled infusions]. Frank Darwin will do his best. Asks for full instructions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 23 (EH 88205961)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10222

To John Tyndall   4 February 1876

Summary

Sends congratulations and a teapot on the occasion of JT’s engagement.

Is pleased JT is not giving up on the spontaneous generation question. Feels strongly that subject will not be clear until it is understood how J. S. Burdon Sanderson and others succeeded in getting bacteria in infusions they had boiled for a long time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  4 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 24 (EH 88205962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10379

To John Tyndall   5 June [1876]

Summary

CD has quite given up the marine theory [of Glen Roy] and has accepted glacier lakes. "Nothing makes me gnash my teeth so much as that confounded paper of mine." It is a lesson "never in science to infer one explanation is right because no other one seems possible".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  5 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 25 (EH 88205963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10532

To John Tyndall   20 October 1877

Summary

Has read JT’s address ["Science and man", The Times, 2 October 1877, p. 8]. What JT says about CD honours and pleases him. JT’s short character of Faraday is beautiful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  20 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 26 (EH 88205964)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11193
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