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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

To ?   10 March 1875

Summary

No uniform edition of CD’s works has appeared in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 Mar 1875
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9882F

To ?   8 April [1875–82]

Summary

Explains that there is no need for the addressee to apologise.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Apr [1875-82]
Classmark:  Jane da Mosto (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9917F

To ?   [February 1875 or earlier?]

Summary

Reports that Variation is out of print. Suggests means of obtaining a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Feb 1875 or earlier?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) catalogue p. 192 (20 July 1989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9790A

To ?   [after 17 February 1875]

Summary

CD is obliged for a note he will use for a new [2d] edition of Variation [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 17 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9795

To ?   23 January [1875–82]

Summary

Turns down an offer to undertake a German translation of one of his works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1875-81]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9828G

From ?   [16 February 1875]

Summary

"The learned Darwin states that Moses taught confusion. | For Man, he boldly says, descends from Ape or Monkey – | I, having read his book, am come to this conclusion | Darwin (at least himself) descends from Ass or Donkey."

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 140.4: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9858

To ?   17 February [1875–8]

Summary

Tells correspondent how to locate Michael Faraday’s widow [Sarah Barnard].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Feb [1875-8]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9859

To ?   [after 11 December 1875]

Summary

Strongly disapproves of the blackballing of Edwin Ray Lankester by the Linnean Society. States the reasons for his disapproval and hopes they will be considered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 11 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10296

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

To ?   31 [January 1875–82]

Summary

[Provides directions for travel to Down by train.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Jan [1875-82]
Classmark:  Romero de Tejada 1982, p. 150; Museo Nacional de Etnología [now Antropología], Madrid
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889A

To ?   3 February [1875–82]

Summary

Asks that enclosed letter be posted for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb [1875-82]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889B

To ?   23 September [1875–6?]

Summary

Encloses a photograph and [?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Sept [1875-6]
Classmark:  Remember When Auctions (dealers) (26 February 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10167F

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 a lady   [before 17 July 1875]

Summary

Reports the possible extinction of the Macartney Rose.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 July 1875]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle 17 July 1875, p. 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10070F

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
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