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From Anton Bachmaier   21 March 1875

Summary

Thanks for reference concerning regeneration of human fingers and toes.

Sends lecture on language.

Asks for information about animal communication by vocal sounds.

Author:  Anton Bachmaier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9897

From E. J. Johnston   22 March 1875

Summary

He will write to Portugal for the insect-capturing Araujia.

Author:  Edwin John Johnston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 168: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9898

From John Murray   23 March [1875]

Summary

Sends CD a cheque for 68 guineas – his two-thirds share of profit on sale of 2000 copies of 2d edition of Descent.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 446
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9899

From J. P. Thomasson   23 March 1875

Summary

On nesting habits of pied and spotted flycatchers.

JPT disagrees with CD’s comment in Descent.

Marriages of first cousins produce congenital deaf-mutism.

Author:  John Pennington Thomasson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9900

From A. E. J. Modderman to Charles Darwin and 20 others   24 March 1875

Summary

Informing CD (and 20 others) of the award of an honorary degree by Leiden University.

Author:  Antony Ewoud Jan Modderman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1875
Classmark:  Leiden University Libraries (shelfmark ASF inv.nr. 327 document 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9900F

From Oswald Heer   23 March 1875

Summary

Discusses his work [Flora fossilis Arctica, vol. 4, pt 1 (1876)].

Sends copy of [Fossile Pflanzen von Sumatra (1874)]. Comments on climate in Tertiary period, especially on Sumatra.

Comments on theory of Thomas Belt concerning climatic change in ice age.

Author:  Oswald Heer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9901

To Lawson Tait   25 March 1875

Summary

Would be glad to make RLT’s acquaintance, but CD’s health would make RLT’s visit to Down unprofitable. Suggests a meeting in London at end of month.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  25 Mar 1875
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) catalogue 62 (July 1989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9902

From Thomas Burgess   26 March 1875

Summary

TB, who sailed with CD [as a Royal Marine] in the Beagle, asks for CD’s portrait. Recalls some events they shared.

Author:  Thomas Burgess
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 106: D15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9903

From Lawson Tait   27 March [1875]

Summary

Is preparing a paper on the umbilical cord ["On the anatomy of the umbilical cord", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 23 (1875): 498–501; 24 (1876): 417–40] of which he sends a preliminary note [missing]. Believes spiral growth of the umbilical cord is important evidence of the descent of man; speculates on spiral growth in general.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9904

To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1875]

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Summary

Has at last finished Insectivorous plants

and is rewriting Climbing plants.

W. W. Ouless has finished his picture of CD for Academy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 382–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9905

To J. P. Thomasson   30 March 1875

Summary

Seems to be in error about the nests of the two flycatchers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Pennington Thomasson
Date:  30 Mar 1875
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 8876/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9905F

To Thomas Belt   31 March [1875]

Summary

Has just come to London. Invites TB to luncheon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  31 Mar [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9906

To Edward Cardwell   [before 29 April 1875]

Summary

Believes correspondent is interested in how physiologists regard the question of legislating on vivisection. He forwards the sketch of a bill drawn up by physiologists for that purpose.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cardwell, 1st Viscount Cardwell
Date:  [before 29 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9908

To Lyon Playfair   [before 29 April 1875]

Summary

Sends a sketch of a bill on vivisection that he understands LP wishes to see.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  [before 29 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9909

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

Summary

Considers the question of recognised lecturers being allowed a licence to perform animal experiments without having to obtain a certificate of fitness.

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-1731-1-27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9909A

From W. E. Darwin   [4 April 1875]

Summary

Will write to Strickland. Asks whether name has already been put down for Athenaeum.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9909F

To W. E. Darwin   [2 April 1875]

Summary

About elections to [an unspecified] club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [2 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9910

To G. H. Darwin   2 [April 1875]

Summary

CD recounts events of the April-fool’s day séance at Hensleigh [Wedgwood]’s. Asks GHD to find out whether Sidgwick’s account of it agrees with what he has heard. "What rubbish the whole does seem to be!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 [Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9911

From Thomas Belt   3 April 1875

Summary

Sends reference to Codrington paper on gravels ["The superficial deposits of the south of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 26 (1870): 3–28]. Comments on local gravels in railway cutting and the violent agency of their removal from hills.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9912

From T. H. Farrer   3 April 1875

Summary

Payne will send vine cuttings.

Thomas Belt has been visiting; they are to meet Huxley.

He is moved by denudation of the Weald.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9913
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