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To W. H. Scott?   16 November [1875?]

Summary

Thanks for a ‘very remarkable & trustworthy case of reason in the dog’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Scott
Date:  16 Nov [1875?]
Classmark:  CUL: Morison Historical Printing Room
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10260F

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has CD ever come across Dischidia rafflesiana?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10261

From Lawson Tait   16 November [1875]

Summary

Has extracted a highly deliquescent substance from digestive secretion of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10262

From Hugo de Vries   17 November 1875

Summary

Hopes to continue study of climbing plants next summer and to observe facts mentioned in CD’s letter.

Author:  Hugo de Vries
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 180: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10264

From John Murray   19 November [1875]

Summary

Report on sales of Origin, Insectivorous plants, and Climbing plants.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.11: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10265

From J. V. Carus   20 November 1875

Summary

Queries concerned with his translation of Insectivorous plants, which has been delayed by illness but is now two-thirds done.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10266

To John Murray   20 November 1875

Summary

Greatly pleased at sale [of Climbing plants].

Points out a discrepancy in their records of copies of Origin printed.

500 more copies of Insectivorous plants should last forever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  20 Nov 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 318–19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10267

From Lawson Tait   20 November [1875]

Summary

His paper [for Royal Society] is completed; would CD like to read it?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10268

To J. V. Carus   22 November [1875]

Summary

Thanks JVC for corrections in Insectivorous plants. Explains confusion of fluid and dry measures. The work has sold well in England.

Repeats suggestion that JVC employ someone to translate Climbing plants under his supervision.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 127–128)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10269

From John Murray   22 November [1875]

Summary

Sends cheques in payment on three of CD’s books.

Proposes to print 500 copies of Insectivorous plants before distributing the type.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 478
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10270

From D. Appleton & Co   23 November 1875

Summary

Can cut the electros from the plates of the illustrations for the new edition of Variation if they are the same as in the first edition.

Has received plates for Climbing plants and will print immediately.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10271

To John Murray   23 November 1875

Summary

Asks to be informed whenever more copies of his books are printed, as there may be errors to correct.

Asks how many copies of Origin have been printed "from the first". The number will be "a good puff" when listed in the new edition of Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  23 Nov 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 316–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10272

From John Murray   23 November [1875]

Summary

JM has printed 16250 copies of Origin since 1859.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 479
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10273

From Lawson Tait   23 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper will be sent to CD. Will CD notify him of any serious defects?

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10274

From J. D. Hooker   24 November 1875

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Summary

JDH concerned about preparations for [his address at] Royal Society [anniversary] meeting [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. (1876): 72–94].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10275

To Ernst Haeckel   25 November 1875

Summary

Has read EH’s History of creation [trans. E. R. Lankester (1875)]. Was much struck with many "brilliant & original remarks". Is gratified by the way EH speaks of CD’s books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  25 Nov 1875
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/35 [9888])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10276

From Lawson Tait   25 November [1875]

Summary

RLT’s paper on insectivorous plants is being copied.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10277

From Francis Galton   26 November 1875

Summary

Thanks for the peas which arrived in "beautiful order".

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A90–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10278

To the secretary of the Royal Society of London   27 November 1875

Summary

Communicates a paper by Lawson Tait to the Royal Society [not published by Royal Society, see 10452].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Society of London
Date:  27 Nov 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.480)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10279

To Lawson Tait   27 November [1875]

Summary

Because CD has been unwell, he has not read RLT’s paper carefully, but it seems an important contribution to science. Hopes RLT’s chemical observations will be confirmed. It seems a great anomaly that two substances with an acid should be requisite for digestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  27 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10280
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