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To ?   31 [May 1875]

Summary

Agrees that time alone can do nothing to modify species.

Is aware that the Papaveraceae are self-fertile but feels this does not preclude an occasional cross.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 [May 1875]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9960

To ?   4 May [1875]

Summary

Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  4 May [1875]
Classmark:  eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charles-Darwin-Autographed-Letter-and-Carte-de-Visite-/222539494617, accessed 5 June 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9970

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   23 May [1875]

Summary

Believes Lyon Playfair has been led to compromise too far on bill about animal experimentation as a result of pressure from men wishing to suppress science. A full enquiry is to take place. [See 9987.] Suggests that CD send Playfair Huxley’s letter on the subject.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9989A

To Anton Dohrn   24 May 1875

Summary

Thanks AD for his Ursprung [der Wirbelthiere (1875)], which astonished CD. AD’s views, if accepted by competent authorities, will show how much we have to learn about the history of every animal. Suggests caution on "degradation principle". Comments on other views in the work. Has long seen importance of the principle of "Functionswechsel" [transfer [change!?] of function], but never enunciated it as a distinct principle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 1122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9991

From E. J. Johnston   24 May 1875

Summary

The insect-capturing Araujia has been forwarded from Portugal.

He discovers Apocynum is not in the same family, and he has misquoted [John Leonard Knapp’s Journal of a naturalist (1829)]; Apocynum captures by stamens, not stigma.

Sends seeds of Portuguese Drosera.

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9992

To T. M. Hughes   24 May 1875

Summary

Reports some details of the geological tour he took with Sedgwick in North Wales in 1831. Recalls how neither he nor Sedgwick saw the obvious signs of past glaciation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  24 May 1875
Classmark:  Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (Archive DDF Box 720)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9993

To Lyon Playfair   26 May 1875

Summary

Writes about the Vivisection Bill; there is great fear that it may prevent demonstration dissections on insensible animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  26 May 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Playfair 206)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9994

From Lyon Playfair   27 May 1875

Summary

The Vivisection Bill was defeated because it was repudiated by one of its own fathers: J. S. Burdon Sanderson.

Author:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9996

To Lyon Playfair   28 May [1875]

Summary

Writes again on the Vivisection Bill, expresses his desire not to ruin the progress of physiology whilst avoiding useless vivisection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  28 May [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Playfair 207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9997

From W. F. Segrave   28 May 1875

Summary

Has heard from Italian minister that the inhabitants of the Japanese island of Saghalien [Sakhalin], lately ceded to Russia, have their bodies covered with hair, like the gorilla, and are supposedly the remnant of the aboriginal population of the Japanese islands.

Author:  William Francis Segrave
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9999

To William Marshall   29 May 1875

Summary

Comments on WM’s paper about ostrich feathers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Adolf Ludwig (William) Marshall
Date:  29 May 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.469)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10000

To Edward Frankland   29 May [1875–81]

Summary

Hearty thanks for the two bottles of pure water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  29 May [1875-81]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10001A

To Asa Gray   30 May [1875]

Summary

Wants seeds of Nesaea verticillata for crossing experiments to see whether seedlings from "illegitimate unions" are sterile like true hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  30 May [1875]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10002

To C. V. Riley   30 May 1875

Summary

Thanks for the seventh of CVR’s Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects in the state of Missouri (Riley 1869–77).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  30 May 1875
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10002F

From Anton Dohrn   31 May 1875

Summary

AD is aware of revolutionary character of his pamphlet [Ursprung der Wirbelthiere]. Authorities will not agree with him. Carl Gegenbaur and Ernst Haeckel are opposed. Younger biologists are disposed to accept his views. All he can expect is to put a stop to "the Amphioxus–Ascidian affair, and to open a road for speculation and for investigation on the side of the Annelid-homology".

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10003

From Francis Darwin   1 and 2 May [1875]

Summary

Proofs arrived and Francis is correcting them. Tells Emma Darwin that Amy is delighted about the azaleas. The Ruck family very much like Isabella Bird’s Six months in the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 and 2 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961F

From Francis Darwin   [4 May 1875]

Summary

Will send corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961G

To J. J. Weir   1 May 1875

Summary

August Weismann is interested in JJW’s experiments on birds and the caterpillars they eat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  1 May 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.468)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9962

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   1 May [1875]

Summary

CD is delighted to hear that JSBS’s exertions and labour will probably be rewarded by success. He has had a note from Playfair who, like Lubbock, thinks the title and preamble [of the proposed bill] "had better wear a more humanitarian aspect".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  1 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9963

From John Murray   1 May [1875]

Summary

JM proposes to print 1000 copies [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 449
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9964
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