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To ?   18 August 1875

Summary

Thanks for the photographs of disks of stone, but not to trouble to send casts, as he will not work on expression again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10124F

From James Paget   14 August 1875

Summary

Encloses copy of description of an outgrown stump. Refers to letter [missing] in which CD reports on a case of amputation. Would like to check J. Simpson’s cases before thinking everything is settled.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10117

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 August [1875]

Summary

Thanks for answer to racehorse query;

would be grateful for correction of any errors in Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10118

From J. D. Hooker   16 August 1875

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Summary

JDH reports his battle with Lord Henry Lennox over whether to locate new Herbarium on the Queen’s or public part of Garden.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 36–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10120

From D. Appleton & Co.   16 August 1875

Summary

Accepts offer of stereotype plates from Murray for Climbing plants, and will give same terms.

Has only just made Insectivorous plants ready. Long and favourable review just appeared in Times.

Wants to publish Variation and so will approach Judd & Co. [publishers of first U. S. edition (1868)].

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10121

To W. D. Fox   14 August [1875]

Summary

Can WDF recall the sex of the deaf white cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  14 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Nate D. Sanders Auctions (dealer) (29 August 2019, lot 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10121F

From Lawson Tait   16 August 1875

Summary

Digestive fluid in insectivorous plants. RLT’s work on tails.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10122

From Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg   16 August 1875

Summary

Sends his review of Insectivorous plants in the Pall Mall Gazette of Vienna.

Author:  Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10123

To J. D. Hooker   18 August [1875]

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Summary

Shares Hooker’s feelings about Douglas Galton and Lord Henry Lennox.

Bored with preparing new editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 390–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10124

From Édouard van Beneden   18 August 1875

Summary

The unreliability of the work of J.-B. Legrain on consanguineous marriages [Recherches critiques et experimentales relatives aux marriages consanguins, extrait du Bull. Acad. R. Med. Belg. 2d ser. 9, no. 3].

Author:  Édouard Joseph Louis Marie (Édouard) van Beneden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10125

To J. V. Carus   19 August 1875

Summary

Sends errata in Insectivorous plants.

Is correcting proofs of [2d ed. of] Climbing plants, to be published in November. It is, he thinks, worth translating.

A second, much corrected, edition of Variation also will be published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 133–134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10126

From Otto Zacharias   19 August 1875

Summary

Thanks for Insectivorous plants.

Describes difficulties in launching Darwinian journal.

Mentions recent criticism of evolution in Germany.

Would like to translate essay on marriage between relatives [by G. H. Darwin, see 9487].

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 184: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10127

To G. H. Darwin   [19 August 1875]

Summary

Suggests GHD write a supplement to his review [of A. H. Huth’s The marriage of near kin (1875)]. Feels sorry Huth was taken in by the Legrain fraud. [See Autobiography (1958), pp. 143–4.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [19 Aug 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10128

From G. H. Darwin   20 August 1875

Summary

CD’s suspicions that Legrain falsified experiments on interbred rabbits are like second sight. Has sent a copy of the letter to A. H. Huth.

Henry Sidgwick and A. J. Balfour are "spiritualising" again.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10129

From William Marshall   21 August 1875

Summary

Doubts ostrich descended from reptiles. Its ancestors true birds. Of course, all birds descended from reptiles. Compares foetus of birds to that of reptiles.

Author:  William Adolf Ludwig (William) Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10130

From F. J. Cohn   21 August 1875

Summary

Acknowledges presentation copy of Insectivorous plants.

Studying Drosera on vacation in Bohemia. Thinks CD has erred in considering "aggregation" to have occurred in the protoplasm. Suggests it is result of exosmosis of vacuole.

Author:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10131

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [22 August 1875]

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Summary

Errata in first edition of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 Aug 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 86: B32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10132

To Osbert Salvin   22 August [1875]

Summary

Obliged for his memoir ["On the avifauna of the Galapagos", Trans. Zool. Soc. (April 1875)]. His surprise that the birds from the different islands prove so similar. Comparison of the habits, nests, eggs of the commonest species of each island would throw a flood of light upon variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  22 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Mrs Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10132A

To Anthelme Thozet   22 August 1875

Summary

Thanks for articles about moths sucking oranges.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anthelme (Pomona) Thozet
Date:  22 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Rockhampton Bulletin, 6 November 1875, p. 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10132F

To A. G. Butler   23 August 1875

Summary

Sends a moth from Queensland, Australia. The sender says a large number have been caught with proboscises embedded in oranges. CD interested as having a bearing on his Orchis work. Can AGB name the family and any closely allied English genus? The proboscis seems an extraordinary structure [see F. Darwin, "On the structure of the proboscis of Ophideres fullonica", Q. J. Microsc. Sci. n.s. 15 (1875): 384–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Date:  23 Aug 1875
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (28/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10133
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