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To ?   22 June [1875–81]

Summary

Sends signed photo of himself.

Has published only one paper in Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society, "Parallel roads of Glen Roy" [Collected papers 1: 87–137]. His conclusions have proved erroneous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 June [1875-81]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10544

To ?   30 June [1875–81]

Summary

Asks for copy of [unspecified] essay, but will not answer it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  30 June [1875-81]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.496)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10552

From Francis Galton   2 June 1875

Summary

Interested to hear about the peas.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10005

From William Marshall   2 June 1875

Summary

Discusses feather as case of evolutionary atavism.

Will soon publish on siliceous sponges

and the skin of caterpillars.

Author:  William Adolf Ludwig (William) Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10006

From Lawson Tait   2 June [1875]

Summary

Paralysis of the nervous system of Dionaea. Uses of tails of mice.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007

From Francis Darwin   [after 3 June 1875]

Summary

Returns corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 June 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007F

To A. E. J. Modderman   3 June 1875

Summary

Thanks for the diploma conferring on him an honorary doctorate of medicine from Leiden University.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Antony Ewoud Jan Modderman
Date:  3 June 1875
Classmark:  Leiden University Libraries (shelfmark ASF inv.nr. 327 document 86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007G

From Otto Zacharias   3 June 1875

Summary

Intends to set up a biological periodical called “Darwinia” to spread and popularise Darwin’s theories; hopes CD may contribute a few words to the opening issue.

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 184: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10008

To Lawson Tait   4 June [1875]

Summary

CD’s observations on the power of movement and transmission of motor impulses in plants. If RLT succeeds with the tails of mice, it will be "a beautiful little discovery"; CD will enjoy it the more "because some German sneered at natural selection and instanced the tail of the mouse" [see 10013].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  4 June [1875]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10009

From T. H. Huxley   5 June 1875

Summary

Playfair "disgusted at our pronunciamentos against the Bill". Burdon Sanderson and William Sharpey agreed to it. THH feels he must serve on Vivisection Commission.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10010

From Lawson Tait   5 June [1875]

Summary

May publish a lecture on insectivorous plants and would like to dedicate it to CD.

Wishes to become an F.R.S.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10011

From Ernst Haeckel   6 June 1875

Summary

Comments on Fritz Schultze, Kant und Darwin [1875].

Describes recent activities.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10012

To Lydia Wendland   7 June [1875]

Summary

Is very grateful for the gift of a fender-stool. Will send her a copy of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Wendland
Date:  7 June [1875]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (13 December 2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10012F

To Lawson Tait   11 June [1875]

Summary

Has found that H. G. Bronn in the chapter appended to his translation of Origin cited ears and tail of mice as facts opposed to natural selection. Suggests RLT examine hairs of tails of mice for possible nerves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  11 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 24–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10013

To Otto Zacharias   [11 June 1875]

Summary

CD is convinced by the conclusions of Malthus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  [11 June 1875]
Classmark:  Zacharias 1882, p. 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10013F

From Fritz Schultze   12 June 1875

Summary

Comments on his book [Kant und Darwin: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Entwicklungslehre (1875)].

Author:  Fritz Schultze
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10014

From Lawson Tait   12 June [1875] 

Summary

Has separated out a pepsin-like substance from the secretion of Drosera, which he proposes to call "Droserin".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10015

From Lawson Tait   12 June [1875] 

Summary

Intends sending a paper containing some of his histological work [see "Freezing process for section-cutting; … staining and mounting sections", J. Anat. & Physiol. 9 (1875): 249–58].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10016

To Lawson Tait   13 June [1875]

Summary

RLT’s observations come too late, as CD’s book on Droseraceae has been printed.

Reports on his observations of ferment in secretions in Drosera rotundifolia and Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  13 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10017

To Fritz Schultze   14 June [1875]

Summary

Thanks FS for his book [Kant und Darwin].

Sends regards to Haeckel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Fritz Schultze
Date:  14 June [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10018
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