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From ?   13 September 1874

Summary

An anonymous letter praising the Origin.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9635

From W. J. L. Wharton   [15 September 1874 or later]

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Summary

Describes the coral formations of the island of Rodriguez [Indian Ocean].

Author:  William James Lloyd Wharton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Sept 1874 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A67–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9205

To Francis Darwin   [17 September 1874]

Summary

Asks FD to come early to write from dictation.

Thanks Amy for her drawing of Utricularia montana.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [17 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9218

From J. D. Hooker   [after 4 September 1874]

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Forwards a letter reporting on a blow-fly trapped by a leaf of Dionaea; decomposition of fly has also decomposed the leaf. JDH has written asking for a strong plant, and explaining the case [of surfeit].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9615

From Theodosia Marshall   [September 1874]

Summary

Sends count of remains on Pinguicula leaves.

Author:  Theodosia Louisa Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9616

From James Ross   September 1874

Summary

Sends his book [On protoplasm (1874)], which defends CD’s theory.

Suggests why the lips are closed and the teeth clenched in the expression of determination: it originated as a means of protecting jaw-bone and teeth against a strong blow.

Author:  James Ross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9617

To A. W. Howitt    [September 1874]

Summary

Thanks Howitt for his offer of information from Australia and suggests that Howitt keep detailed notes for a future publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Howitt
Date:  [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  M. H. Walker 1971, pp. 221 and 338 n. 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9617F

To John Lubbock   [before 17 September 1874]

Summary

Sends MS intended some day for the Viola tricolor section of Cross and self-fertilisation [pp. 123–8] to be used by JL in his British wild flowers (1875).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [before 17 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 49645:107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9618

From Charles Lyell   1 September 1874

Summary

Comments on Tyndall’s [Presidential] Address at Belfast meeting [of BAAS] and praise of CD’s work there. Mentions criticism of Belfast clergy.

CL saw some crustacean footprints while in Ireland.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1874
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 445–6; Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9619

From D F. Nevill   2 September [1874]

Summary

Hooker has told her of CD’s work on insectivorous plants. Offers plants, but her Dionaea plants are too small now.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9620

To Charles Lyell   3 September [1874]

Summary

Discusses belief in immortality and a personal God.

Describes his holiday in Southampton.

Comments on papers of John Wesley Judd.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  3 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.448)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9621

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   3 September [1874]

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Will prepare experiments with the fatty acids on digestion of gluten. Has found it is digested slowly, but entirely, with pepsin and hydrochloric acid.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9623

From Chauncey Wright   3 September 1874

Summary

Writes at length on the origins and meanings of particular head movements as used to express assent or disagreement, especially the sideways movements of the head as an expression of consideration or contemplation.

Also discusses space and colour perception.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 181: 172, 173 f. 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624

To D. F. Nevill   3 September 1874

Summary

Thanks DFN for her letter [see 9620].

Has nearly finished work on Dionaea.

Asks her to send a specimen of Drosera dichotoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  Nevill 1910, pp. 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624F

From T. L. Brunton   4 September 1874

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Observations of effect of pepsin and hydrochloric acid on urea indicate that it is not digested [by Drosera].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9625

From W. C. Marshall   5 September [1874]

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Sends Pinguicula vulgaris leaves with seeds on them, together with his observations on proportion of leaves with insects on them.

Author:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 128–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9626

To D. F. Nevill   7 September 1874

Summary

Thanks her for specimen of Drosera. Asks for an epiphytic Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  7 Sept 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.449)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627

To W. C. Marshall   7 September [1874]

Summary

Thanks for the Pinguicula leaves, from which he has picked off sixteen seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  7 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Stockholms Auktionsverk (dealers) (15 December 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627F

From D. F. Nevill   8 [September 1874]

Summary

Offers Utricularia montana and gives instructions for growing Drosera.

Wishes to visit CD at Down when she comes to London.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9628

To J. D. Hooker   8 September [1874]

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Lady Dorothy Nevill has no Dionaea.

CD anxious to talk with JDH about Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 334–335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9629
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