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To W. E. Darwin   [5 April 1875]

Summary

Another message about club elections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9914

From John Lubbock   5 April [1875]

Summary

Expresses concern about the "coolness" between CD and [G. S.] Ffinden in regard to the Infant School.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 198: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9914F

To G. J. Romanes   7 April [1875]

Summary

Is sending plants from cut-leaved vine.

Invites GJR to visit.

"When in presence of my ladies do not talk about experiments on animals."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  7 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.465)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9916

From J. D. Hooker   7 April 1875

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Summary

Likes draft of petition on vivisection. Asks whether phrase "and the lower animals" might not be added at end.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9917

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   7 April [1875]

Summary

Sends the Memorial [concerning animal experimentation].

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9917A

From Lawson Tait   8 April [1875]

Summary

Arrangements for a visit to Down.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9918

From Federico Delpino   8 April 1875

Summary

Sends last part of his book [Ulteriori observazioni sulla dicogamia (1868–74)] [osservazioni!?] and describes contents.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9919

To John Lubbock   8 April 1875

Summary

Writes regarding local difficulties concerning Down School and the setting up of a reading-room; his strained relationship with G. S. ffinden following some misunderstanding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 146: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9920

From John Murray   9 April [1875]

Summary

JM expresses willingness to publish CD’s Climbing plants [2d ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 447
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9921

To John Murray   10 April [1875]

Summary

Is glad JM will publish [Climbing plants] as a separate little book. Some people have been much interested in it, though it has been read by very few.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  10 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9922

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   10 April 1875

Summary

Discusses the handling of the Memorial concerning animal experimentation.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1875
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9922A

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   [11 April 1875]

Summary

"We have not a day to lose if our [Vivisection] Bill or our petition is to do any good". Reports on the activities of the opposition and the attitude of politicians on the subject. Believes a meeting with a minister should be arranged and thinks Lord Derby would be a good man. "All will depend on some half-dozen or 9 or 12 men agreeing on the bill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  [11 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9923

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   12 April [1875]

Summary

Discusses the best means of presenting the draft bill about animal experimentation. Suggests that CD inform Lord Derby that scientific men concurred with the bill that had been prepared. [See 9923.]

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9923A

To R. B. Litchfield   [24 April 1875]

Summary

On the petition by scientists regarding vivisection and plans for presenting it in Parliament.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Buckley Litchfield
Date:  [24 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9924

From Thomas Burgess   13 April 1875

Summary

Sends CD an account of his career since leaving the Beagle.

Author:  Thomas Burgess
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 106: D17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9925

From Thomas Allen   14 April 1875

Summary

Encloses draft bill about vivisection; CD and friends may have influence enough to get it introduced in Commons or Lords; TA and the Cruelty Society do not. The Society, however, can pay for preparation of bill.

Author:  Thomas Allen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9926

To J. D. Hooker   14 April [1875]

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Summary

CD and others now think it advisable to go further than a petition on vivisection, and a bill has been drafted.

F. Delpino’s pamphlet on pitchers ["Sulle pianti a bicchieri", Nuovo G. Bot. Ital. 3 (1871): 174–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 384–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9927

From Francis Galton   14 April 1875

Summary

Is sending some seeds of sweetpeas, which George [Darwin] said CD would plant for him.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9928

From E. F. W. Pflüger   14 April 1875

Summary

Sends CD his latest treatise, in which he discusses the origin of life ["Über die Physiologische Verbrennung in den lebendigen Organismen", Arch. Gesammte Physiol. 10 (1875): 251–367].

Author:  Eduard Friedrich Wilhelm Pflüger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9929

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   14 April [1875]

Summary

Thanks WTT-D for his present of Sachs’s book [Textbook of botany (1875)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  14 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Miscellaneous Correspondence - Letter from C. R. Darwin to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9930
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