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To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

CD thanks the editor of a picture book "for … the photographs of your striking pictures, & for the honour which you have done me by the introduction of my name and likeness into one of them".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (24 and 25 November 1981)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537

To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

Thanks for his interesting essay on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  Alexander Historical Auctions (dealers) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537F

To August Weismann   [17 June 1876 or later]

Summary

Comments on Weismann’s remarks on the possibility of sexual selection in the genus Daphnia.

A. R. Wallace has published paper giving up sexual selection [Review of St George Jackson Mivart’s Lessons from nature, as manifested in mind and matter.] in Academy, 10 and 17 June 1876, pp. 587–8.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  [17 June 1876 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 346
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10335

From Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Has examined sections of teasel in putrid meat infusion and ammonia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515H

To G. J. Romanes   [15 June 1876 or later]

Summary

Describes discovery by his son [Francis Darwin] of protoplasmic filaments extending from small glands in the leaves of Dipsacus [see Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1877): 4–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  [15 June 1876 or later]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.495)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10520

To William Bowman   1 June [1876]

Summary

Regrets he cannot hear lecture by F. C. Donders.

Hopes to see WB before he returns home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  1 June [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10521

From G. H. Darwin   1 June 1876

Summary

Greatly excited by the astronomical implications of his work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10522

To Mary Treat   1 June 1876

Summary

Thanks MT for her article ["Is the valve of Utricularia sensitive?", Harper’s New Mon. Mag. 52 (1875): 382–7]. Does not understand why he failed to detect movement [in Utricularia], but it appears from her observations that the valve is sensitive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Date:  1 June 1876
Classmark:  Amy Nagashima (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10523

From G. J. Romanes   1 June 1876

Summary

Anticipates reading Haeckel’s Perigenesis der Plastidule [1876].

Physiologists will think vivisection bill stringent.

Honorary memberships of Physiological Society created expressly to honour CD.

Working hard at jellyfish just now. Needs snake poison.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1876
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 52–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10524

To H. W. Weir   [before 2 June 1876?]

Summary

‘Your mother ought indeed to feel proud that she had two sons such true naturalists as you and your brother [John Jenner Weir].’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Harrison William Weir
Date:  [before 2 June 1876?]
Classmark:  Kent and Sussex Courier, 25 April 1884, p. 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10524F

To Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Comments on FD’s discovery – "if it so proves". It will be important to see whether the protoplasm oozes through the cell-walls [of Dipsacus] or whether it can be withdrawn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10525

To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]

Summary

Looks to FD’s "grand discovery" as almost certain. Suggests observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526

From Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]

Summary

Has got a dodge to see protoplasm in Drosera in dead state. Comes to Hopedene with Amy tomorrow. his paper went off well.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526F

To Georg von Giźycki   2 June [1876]

Summary

Thanks for essay [Philosophische Consequenzen der Lamarck–Darwin’schen Entwicklungstheorie (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg von Giźycki
Date:  2 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10527

To G. H. Darwin   2 June [1876]

Summary

Further comments on GHD’s work on the influence of geological changes on the earth’s axis.

Frank [Francis Darwin] has made a fine zoological discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10528

To G. J. Romanes   4 June [1876]

Summary

Joseph Fayrer can supply cobra poison.

Discusses vivisection.

Mentions visit to the John Hawkshaws.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  4 June [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.494)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10529

To G. H. Darwin   [4 June 1876]

Summary

Is determined not to believe in GHD’s astronomical work until J. C. Adams accepts it, for he would be so disappointed if it breaks down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [4 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10530

To A. R. Wallace   5 June 1876

Summary

Response to ARW’s "grand and memorable work" [Geographical distribution (1876)]. Most interesting part to CD is ARW’s "protest against sinking imaginary continents".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 June 1876
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10531

To John Tyndall   5 June [1876]

Summary

CD has quite given up the marine theory [of Glen Roy] and has accepted glacier lakes. "Nothing makes me gnash my teeth so much as that confounded paper of mine." It is a lesson "never in science to infer one explanation is right because no other one seems possible".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  5 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 25 (EH 88205963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10532

From J. H. Kidder   5 June 1876

Summary

Sends his papers ["Contributions to the natural history of Kerguelen Island", U. S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 1, nos. 2, 3 (1876)], which are inspired by Journal of researches.

Author:  Jerome Henry Kidder
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 169: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10533
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