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To J. V. Carus   24 April 1876

Summary

Answers queries concerning errata in Coral reefs.

All copies of Volcanic islands are sold. Smith, Elder & Co. want to bring out a new edition, but CD is resolved not to look at a single proof.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  24 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 152–153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10468

From W. H. Patterson   24 April 1876

Summary

Observations on expression and variation in cats.

Author:  William Hugh Patterson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 174: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10469

To Lawson Tait   24 April 1876

Summary

The Royal Society have returned RLT’s Nepenthes paper and will not have it read because of unfavourable reports from referees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  24 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 202: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10470

To J. D. Hooker   25 April [1876]

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Summary

CD preparing new English and German editions of his early geology [of the voyage of the Beagle] books. Asks for Hooker’s copies as he no longer has his own.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 407
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10471

From G. H. Darwin   25 April 1876

Summary

Is elated by his work on the alteration in the earth’s axis and the displacement of the poles. [See 10689.]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10472

From Lawson Tait   25 April [1876]

Summary

Apologises for placing CD in the objectionable position of sponsor for a rejected paper. RLT has gone over old ground in ignorance.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10473

To Federico Delpino   25 April 1876

Summary

Thanks FD for the volumes of Revista Botanica [1874–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10474

To J. E. Harting   26 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for the offer of JEH’s manuscript notes, but he is not planning to work on the subject again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Edmund Harting
Date:  26 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (2 October 2019, lot 259)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10474F

To G. J. Romanes   26 April [1876]

Summary

Trip to London delayed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  26 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.488)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10475

From J. D. Hooker   26 April 1876

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Summary

Forwards copies of CD’s geology books.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10476

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 April [1876]

Summary

Asks for titles of papers on structure of Nepenthes for use by R. L. Tait. Mentions paper by RLT.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  26 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 62–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10477

To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Sends Mind. Henry Sidgwick’s article ["The theory of evolution in its application to practice", Mind 1 (1876): 52–67] is so clear it makes CD feel "a muddle-headed man". But he disagrees with Sidgwick on the origin of morality within tribes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10478

To G. J. Romanes   27 April [1876]

Summary

Will call tomorrow morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10479

To G. H. Darwin   27 April [1876]

Summary

Is sure mathematical discussion of elevation of continents will be valued by geologists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480

To Edward Frankland   27 April [1876]

Summary

Requests permission to call upon EF any morning from Saturday through Tuesday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  27 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10480A

To Enrique Godínez   28 April 1876

Summary

Gives permission for a Spanish translation of the Origin and wishes it success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Enrique Godínez y Esteban (Enrique Godínez)
Date:  28 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Godínez trans. 1877, p. VIII
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10481

To G. J. Romanes   29 April [1876]

Summary

Congratulates GJR on lecture ["The physiology of the nervous system of Medusa", Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 8 (1875–8): 166–77].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  29 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.490)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10482

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   29 April [1876]

Summary

Thanks for references for R. L. Tait.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  29 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10483

To Lawson Tait   29 April [1876]

Summary

Sends Thiselton-Dyer’s suggestions for references to Nepenthes,

and gives his opinion on what will influence the Royal Society’s Council in considering RLT’s candidacy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  29 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10484

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   30 April [1876]

Summary

Suggests JSBS’s new machine for observing arterial action be used to test CD’s hypothesis that blushing is caused by thinking intensely about a part of the body and thus releasing the arteries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  30 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-01)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485
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