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To Williams & Norgate   1 November [1877–9?]

Summary

Asks to be sent Dr Frank’s Die Natur: wagerechte Richtung von Pflanzentheilen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  1 Nov [1877-9]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (November 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10234F

To Williams & Norgate   [7 July? 1877]

Summary

Asks for Tom. 23 of the Bulletin de la Soc. Bot. de France to be purchased for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [7, 17 or 27] July 1877
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (27 November 2018, lot 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10759F

To Williams and Norgate   [November 1874 – May 1880]

Summary

Orders a copy of Dassen 1837, Onderzoek aangaande de bladbewegingen (research on leaf movements), published in Tijdschrift voor Natuurlijke Geschiedenis en Physiologie IV p. 106.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [1 July 1877–28 May 1880]
Classmark:  Ms Caroline Waid (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11028F

To Williams & Norgate   [before 4 September 1880]

Summary

Requests a list of books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [before 4 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12390F

To Williams & Norgate   28 April [1880]

Summary

Forgot he owned vol. 1 of Hermann Engelhard von Nathusius’s Vorträge über Viehzucht und Raßenkenntniss (Nathusius 1872–80). Please to send vol. 2 when convenient.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  28 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  eBay (22 August 2019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12593F

To Williams & Norgate   3 May [1880]

Summary

Requests a copy of Ray Lankester’s lecture or essay on degeneration (Lankester, E. Ray. 1880. Degeneration: A chapter in Darwinism. London: Macmillan.).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  3 May [1880]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12595J

[Williams & Norgate]   16 June [1880]

Summary

Ordering a copy of a book for his research on vegetable mould [presumably Werner Hofmeister 1845 (Die bis jetzt bekannten Arten aus der Familie der Regenwürmer: als Grundlage zu einer Monographie dieser Familie.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 June [1880]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 9897)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12619F

To Williams & Norgate   16 November 1880

Summary

Although he cannot use the Neapolitan work, his respect for the service to science rendered by the Zoological Station at Naples leads him to subscribe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (4 November 2010, lot 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12823A

To Williams & Norgate   16 August [1881]

Summary

Returns an invoice for a book he has not received and does not remember ordering.

The author sent him a copy a few weeks ago.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  James Cranfield, Cranfield’s Curiosity Cabinet (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13288G

To Williams and Norgate   16 January [1860]

Summary

Orders J. E. Tennent’s work on Ceylon [Sir James Emerson, afterwards Tennent, Ceylon, an account of the island, physical, historical, and topographical (1859)], and Richard Owen’s Classification and distribution of Mammalia [1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2653

To Williams and Norgate   29 [January 1860]

Summary

Orders copy of book by Louis Agassiz [Nomenclatoris Zoologici Index Universalis (1846)].

Mentions book sent by Quatrefages de Bréau.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  29 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2666

To Williams and Norgate?   6 March [1860]

Summary

Orders first part of vol. 3 of Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Histoire naturelle générale des règnes organiques [3 vols. (1854–62)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  6 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2723

To Williams and Norgate   1 April [1860]

Summary

Thanks for information about French dictionaries.

Asks that Westminster Review [of Apr 1860] be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/02)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2739

To Williams & Norgate   10 April [1860]

Summary

Asks Williams & Norgate to forward one copy of the German translation of Origin (Bronn trans. 1860) to Jan van der Hoeven, and another to Jacob Moleschott.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  10 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Alexander Autographs (dealers), 20 February 2005, Lot 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2755F

To Williams & Norgate   18 May [1860]

Summary

Requests a copy of Unger 1852 (Versuch einer Geschichte der Pflanzenwelt; an attempt at a history of the vegetable kingdom).

Requests a copy of the issue of British and Foreign Medical Review which contains a review of Origin, if it is a different publication from British and Foreign Medical and Chirurgical Review

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  18 May [1860]
Classmark:  Lanier family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2810F

To Williams & Norgate   [1861]

Summary

Requests Natural History Review for 1861 until further notice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [1861]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms alb-67:134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3040F

To Williams & Norgate   16 February [1861]

Summary

Wishing to purchase a copy of Ferguson’s illustrated series of rare and prize poultry, including comprehensive essays upon all classes of domestic fowl (Ferguson 1854).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (14 June 2018, Lot 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062F

To Williams & Norgate   4 March [1861]

Summary

CD is obliged for the securing of [Ferguson’s illustrated book of domestic poultry]. Since he has already been given a copy, may he return this one?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr.: Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 1-2 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3082F

To Williams & Norgate   25 August [1861]

Summary

Instructions to a book seller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  25 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3235F

To [Williams and Norgate]   [before 13 February? 1863]

Summary

Wishes to order Botanische Zeitung for 2 and 9 January 1863.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [before 13 Feb 1863?]
Classmark:  Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection, 1533–1970: 1 Autograph letters, 1533–1970 box 1, folder 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897F
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