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To Nature   6 April [1874]

Summary

Comments on J. T. Moggridge’s article on the fertilisation of Fumaria capreolata [Nature 9 (1874): 423].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  6 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Nature, 16 April 1874, p. 460
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9393

To ?   12 April 1874

Summary

Thanks an unknown correspondent for the 4th edition of his 'remarkable work'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Enns Entomology Museum, University of Missouri
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9405F

To Nature   18 April [1874]

Summary

CD has observed hundreds of primrose flowers cut off their stalks, and conjectures that this was done by birds to obtain the nectar. Asks readers of Nature in England and abroad whether primroses are subject to such destruction in their localities.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  18 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Nature, 23 April 1874, p. 482
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9418

From E. T. S.   [23–30 April 1874]

Summary

Cancelled: third-party letter from ’ETS’.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23-30 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  Nature, 30 April 1874, p. 509
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9425J

To John Lubbock   8 April [1874]

Summary

Encloses a statement and circular he has been asked to send to JL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8283

From T. H. Farrer   [before 10 April 1874]

Summary

Observations on Coronilla.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 10 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8854

To G. H. Ford    [before 4 April 1874]

Summary

Regrets that a cut [for Descent] does not do justice to TWW’s original drawing and if it cannot be improved then CD will have to omit it. [Refers to fig. 60 in Descent (1874).]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Ford
Date:  [before 4 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9220

To A. C. H. Gordon   April 1874

Summary

Petition to protect gigantic tortoises on the Mascarene.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Charles Hamilton Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore
Date:  Apr 1874
Classmark:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius n.s. 8 (1875): 106–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9382F

From T. G. Appleton   2 April 1874

Summary

Sends old Japanese picture suggesting evolution, found by Charles Longfellow.

Is pleased to hear CD attended a séance [18 Jan 1874]; asks for his views about communication among spirits.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385

From John Lubbock    2 April 1874

Summary

Is willing to sell the land CD wants for £300.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 198: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385F

To John Lubbock   3 April 1874

Summary

Thanks for JL’s willingness to sell land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  3 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 9 (EH 88205934)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9386

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 April 1874

Summary

Wants some plants for observation and for experimentation on their powers of movement.

Asks WTT-D to make observations on plants with sensitive stamens or pistil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 5–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9387

To John Murray   4 April 1874

Summary

Has finished corrections for 2d edition of Descent – "as hard work as I have ever had in my life". Estimates it is 40 pages longer than 1st edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Apr 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 350–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9388

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [before 5 April 1874]

Summary

Subscribes to a reprint of Pieter Boddaert’s Table des planches enluminéez d’histoire naturelle [check ‘éez’!?] [1874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [before 5 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.458)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9389

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 April 1874

Summary

Many thanks for Boddaert [see 9389].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9390

From J. V. Carus   5 April 1874

Summary

Hopes to visit CD during a stay in London.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9391

From W. W. Reade   6 April [1874]

Summary

Just back from Gold Coast.

Would like to become a member of the Royal Institution.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9392

From Anton Dohrn   6 April 1874

Summary

His gratitude for CD’s gift. An account of his difficulties with the Zoological Station and his health.

F. M. Balfour has told him that CD would like to see the question of complemental males in cirripedes studied again. AD would like to enter the field and to study the whole morphological development of cirripedes.

Describes the interest in embryological work in Russia and Germany.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9394

To J. D. Hooker   7 [April 1874]

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Summary

C. V. Riley’s case of Pronuba moth and the fertilisation of Yucca, is the most wonderful case of fertilisation ever published [Am. Nat. 7 (1873): 619–23].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 [Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9395

From Michael Foster   7 April [1874]

Summary

Is organising an appeal for the Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9396
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