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To Nature   [before 3 April 1873]

Summary

Comments on article ["Perception and instinct in lower animals", Nature 7 (1871): 377–8].

Explains his contention that "many of the most wonderful instincts have been acquired, independently of habit, through the preservation of useful variations of pre-existing instincts". Cites examples: sterile workers of several species of social insects have acquired different instincts; movements of tumbler pigeons. Speculates that "many instincts have originated from modification or variations in the brain".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 3 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 3 April 1873, pp. 417–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8838

To Nature   [before 3 April 1873]

Summary

"The following fact with respect to the habits of ants, which I believe to be quite new, has been sent to me by a distinguished geologist, Mr J. D. Hague [see 8788]; and it appears well worth publishing."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 3 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 10 April 1873, pp. 443–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8853

To ?   28 April 1873

Summary

"I was born in the town of Shrewsbury Feb. 12, 1809."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Swann Galleries (dealer) (26 April 1984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8888A

To Adolph Reuter   17 April 1873

Summary

Thanks for letter and curious photographs. Urges AR not to send anything valuable unless he publishes it elsewhere because CD is growing old and may not have strength and time to continue his former researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adolf Reuter
Date:  17 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 226–227)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8864

To James Crichton-Browne   17 April [1873]

Summary

Photographs sent by JC-B show great power of acting.

David Ferrier’s researches sound wonderful. Does he believe that he excites an idea and this leads to the movement, or that he acts directly on the motor nerves?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  17 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8865

To Francis Darwin   [17 April 1873]

Summary

Fears all the seeds are dead. Will try with less vapour of formic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8866

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

From Federico Delpino   20 April 1873

Summary

Left the Garibaldi at Rio de Janeiro.

Phylogeny of aphids.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8868

To W. B. Carpenter   21 April [1873]

Summary

Writes of his extreme interest in WBC’s article ["On the hereditary transmission of acquired psychical habits", Contemp. Rev. 21 (1873): 779–95].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  21 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 7 (EH 88205924)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8869

From John Tyndall   21 April 1873

Summary

[Sir Joseph?] Whitworth’s contribution brings total to over £2000. Wishes CD could be persuaded to come to lunch with Huxley and Emerson.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8870

From W. M. Canby   22 April 1873

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Summary

Sends leaves of Dionaea with insect prey in them. Size of insects captured may be affected by leaves not being fully grown.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8871

To T. H. Huxley   23 April 1873

Summary

Informs THH that 18 friends have given him a fund of £2100 to enable him to take a holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 295)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8872

From T. H. Huxley   24 April 1873

Summary

Is overwhelmed by generosity of his friends. Admits he felt morally beaten and without energy for first time in his life. Someday wants the names of the friends.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 99: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8873

To T. H. Huxley   25 April 1873

Summary

Affected by THH’s letter – will send a copy to the other 17 friends. Hopes for his and public’s sake his health will improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 297)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8875

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

From J. D. Hooker   25 April 1873

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Summary

Charmed by Huxley’s letter of appreciation [8873].

Lady Lyell’s sudden death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 155–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8880

To J. D. Hague   25 April [1873]

Summary

Encloses note from J. T. Moggridge commenting on JDH’s letter ["Perception in ants", Nature 7 (1873): 443–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Duncan Hague
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 395
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8881

From T. H. Huxley   26 April 1873

Summary

Concern for Lady Lyell;

will clear away work and set off for holiday in June.

Sends Critiques and addresses.

A life of J. D. Forbes [by J. C. Shairp, P. J. Tait, and A. A. Reilly (1873)] suggests that THH and Tyndall conspired to keep JDF from getting the Copley Medal. THH feels obliged to correct this.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 104: 223–24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8882
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