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To ?   22 June [1875–81]


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]


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

To Mr Russell   26 June [1875]


Is sorry his correspondent has had so much trouble about his address. Suggests he send the book from R. D. Fitzgerald [Australian orchids, vol. 1 (1875–82)] either by post or by rail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr Russell
Date:  26 June [1875]
Classmark:  Nate’s Autographs (dealer) (January 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10031F

To R. F. Cooke   27 June [1875]


Sorry to hear price of 15s [for Insectivorous plants]. Asks that JM consider 14s. Fears small sale at 15s. It is his fault – he never can help making his books too big.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  27 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 336–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10032

From J. V. Carus   28 June 1875


Thinks Insectivorous plants must be translated and published in Germany.

Journal of researches nearly finished.

A new [German] edition of Origin is wanted.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10033

From J. G. F. Riedel   30 June 1875


Pigmentation of Celebesians’ skin changes from birth onward. Passes through some of Paul Broca’s types.

Author:  Johan Gerard Friedrich Riedel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 176: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10036

To W. C. Williamson   30 June [1875]


Thanks WCW for sending his lecture ‘The dawn of animal life’, which seems "a wonderfully clear & interesting sketch of the lower organisms".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  30 June [1875]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 March 1973)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10037

To F. J. Cohn   [30 June 1875]



CD’s publisher is sending FJC an early copy of Insectivorous plants, in which he hopes that FJC’s admirable papers are acknowledged with the respect that they deserve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Date:  [30 June 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10037A

To W. C. Marshall   9 June [1875–80]


Asks questions about earthworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  9 June [1875-80]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11549

From Francis Galton   2 June 1875


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


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]


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]


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


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 327 document 86)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007G

From Otto Zacharias   3 June 1875


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]


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, Library and Archives (General Special Collections DC AL 1/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10009

From T. H. Huxley   5 June 1875


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]


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


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]


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
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