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To G. H. Darwin   [after 4 September 1876]

Summary

Has received a baffling article on God, immortality, and socialism under a Darwinian point of view.

Clerk Maxwell has disagreed with CD on molecular calculations in relation to Pangenesis in Encyclopaedia Britannica article ["Atom", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. (1875) 3: 36–49].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10338

From G. J. Romanes   [after 23 September 1876]

Summary

No results yet with graft-hybrids.

Has been writing a paper.

"Lankester seems to have doubled up [H.] Slade [the medium] in fine style".

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10584

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   1 September 1876

Summary

Thanks for Catasetum and other specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 45–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10585

From J. A. Ransome-Marriott   1 September 1876

Summary

Reports on rats that gnawed holes in lead pipes.

Author:  John Arthur Ransome-Marriott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10586

From Gaston de Saporta   2 September 1876

Summary

Claims to have proved the great antiquity of several plant races. But this does not contradict the tendency to vary. Insists that heredity can make permanent varieties of sufficient duration to occur as fossils.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10587

From P. A. Hanaford   3 September 1876

Summary

PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Author:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10588

From Hermann Müller   4 September 1876

Summary

Bombus mastrucatus, an alpine bee, conforms to his observations that B. terrestris breaks open the flowers of Trifolium pratense. However, in the Alps, B. terrestris does not behave this way.

Gentiana species are adapted to lepidopteran cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10589

To G. S. Ffinden   5 September 1876

Summary

Sends £25 subscription, though he is not a churchman.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  5 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 11 (EH 88206063)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10590

To Gaston de Saporta   10 September 1876

Summary

Hopes GdeS will publish on subjects discussed in his letter [10587]. CD had noted similar persistence of variation in fossil shells.

Calls his attention to Nägeli’s work on Hieracium.

Expresses skepticism about O. Heer’s view that dicotyledonous plants developed suddenly. Believes they must have developed slowly in some part of the globe completely isolated from other regions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Date:  10 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Archives Gaston de Saporta (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10591

To J. D. Hooker   11 September [1876]

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Summary

CD grieves over death of Frank’s wife Amy; worries that it will weaken Frank’s determination to pursue his scientific work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 417–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10592

To W. E. Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Reports the death of Francis’ wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10593

To Japetus Steenstrup   11 September 1876

Summary

Thanks JS for three essays. Has read with great interest the essay on the basking shark ["Sur les appareils tamiseurs ou fanons branchiaux du Pélerin", Kjo|benhaven Oversigt (1873): 47–66]. The explanation that the comb-like structures are of the nature of teeth is a "most wonderful case".

Sends his photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johannes Japetus Smith (Japetus) Steenstrup
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 3460 4to); Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana (VadSlg NL 202: 33: 27q)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10594

From Wilhelm Breitenbach   11 September 1876

Summary

His research on Orchis maculata.

Discusses effect of disuse of anthers in Salvia officinalis.

Pleased CD can use his observations on Primula elatior.

Author:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10595

To Leonard Darwin   11 September [1876]

Summary

Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10596

From J. D. Hooker   13 September 1876

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Summary

JDH’s condolences at Amy Darwin’s death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10597

From Johann von Fischer   [before 15 September 1876]

Summary

Describes behaviour of apes and monkeys in presenting coloured hindquarters.

Author:  Johann von Fischer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 120, 120a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10598

To G. W. Norman   15 September [1876]

Summary

Thanks GWN for condolences on death of Amy, his daughter-in-law.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Warde Norman
Date:  15 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.497)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10599

From Johann von Fischer   15 September 1876

Summary

Mentions observations on apes and other mammals. Describes habits of apes and monkeys in presenting hindquarters. Thinks species that present always have colourful hindquarters. Discusses possible exceptions to rule.

Author:  Johann von Fischer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 119, 119a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10600

To Ernst Haeckel   16 September 1876

Summary

Discusses death of his daughter-in-law

and possible visit by EH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  16 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 40 [9893])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10601

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   16 September 1876

Summary

Discusses the death of his daughter-in-law.

Plans to visit Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  16 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 47–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10602
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