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To G. J. Romanes   16 July 1874

Summary

Thanks GJR for his letter, regrets pressure of other work prevents his giving GJR’s remarks the attention they deserve. GJR makes clearer how an organ that has started to decrease will go on decreasing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 July 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.444)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9549

To G. J. Romanes   28 July [1874]

Summary

Comments on Spencer’s terms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  28 July [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.446)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9569

To G. J. Romanes   [7 December 1874]

Summary

Speaks of visiting GJR at the Brown Institution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [7 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.453)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9747

To G. J. Romanes   [9 December 1874]

Summary

Invites GJR to visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [9 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.454)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9751

To G. J. Romanes   16 December 1874

Summary

Thanks GJR for copy of his book [Christian prayer and general laws (1874)].

Discusses breeding and sterility.

Discusses experiments to test Pangenesis. Cites useful references.

Suggests GJR visit Kew gardens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.455)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9762

To G. J. Romanes   23 December 1874

Summary

Urges GJR to visit Hooker at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.456)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9772

To G. J. Romanes   27 December 1874

Summary

Discourages grafting ears of rabbits. Suggests comb of fowl.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.457)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9783

From G. J. Romanes   24 July 1874

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Encloses a copy of a letter from H. Spencer giving his opinion on GJR’s views on disuse and a draft of GJR’s reply to Spencer.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 52: D3–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9563

From G. J. Romanes   10 July 1874

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Sets out some of his ideas on the effects of disuse on an organ. Disuse as a cause of reduction.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 52: D1–2, 10–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9543
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