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To Francis Darwin   2 October [1876]

Summary

Thanks FD for corrections [to Orchids (1877)].

Thinks Johann von Fischer’s paper on monkeys’ rumps [Der Zoologische Garten 17 (1876): 116–27, 174–9] worth translating, and he intends to write a letter on it to Nature [Collected papers 2: 207–11].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10629

From Francis Darwin   [after 2 October 1876]

Summary

Sorry the corrections were so tedious, and offers to do revises.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10629F

From George Cross   4 October 1876

Summary

Drosera plants grown with insects excluded have developed normally.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 268
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10630

From Hermann Müller   4 October 1876

Summary

He has never observed the straight line flight routes in male humble-bees that CD reports.

His last letter was in error: alpine Bombus terrestris does break into some flowers.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10631

To Otto Zacharias   5 October [1876]

Summary

The sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation will be sent to OZ as they become ready.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  5 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/03)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10632

To George Cross   6 October [1876]

Summary

CD is much interested in a change in Drosera reported by GC, but "rather doubts" exclusion of insects can have caused it; would like to see the plant and suggests sending it to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cross
Date:  6 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10633

To William Clowes & Sons   7 October [1876]

Summary

Approves the type for Orchids [2d ed.]. The printer should advise Murray that it will be 300 pages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Clowes & Sons
Date:  7 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections (Charles Darwin / Evolution Collection Mss 28 Correspondence Box 4: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10634

To Francis Darwin   8 October [1876]

Summary

Sends an article for FD.

Is glad he is able to work on his teasel paper [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1878): 4–8]; suggests some observations FD could make.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  8 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10635

From Francis Darwin   [after 8 October 1876]

Summary

Thanks for papers and letter; has been working in the mornings on teasel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10635F

From George Cross   9 October 1876

Summary

Sending specimens of Drosera grown without insects.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10636

To M. T. Masters   10 October [1876]

Summary

Discusses views of [Alexander James] Maule on potatoes.

Discusses graft-hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  10 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10637

To Francis Darwin   [11 October 1876]

Summary

Asks for reference to an article on a mandrill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [11 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10638

From Asa Gray   12 October 1876

Summary

Would like sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation if it is not already out.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10639

From J. I. Rogers   12 October 1876

Summary

His brother, George, reports from Calcutta a case of a man whose hands are divided like a cow’s foot.

Author:  John Innes Rogers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10640

To Francis Darwin   [12 October 1876]

Summary

Has seen notice on Empetrum but cannot understand how leaves in bud could act as fly-catchers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [12 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10641

From J. D. Hooker   13 October 1876

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Summary

JDH back from his honeymoon.

Finds he has gout, as his father and grandfather had.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10642

To Moritz Wagner   13 October 1876

Summary

Comments on essays by MW [Das Ausland, May 1875]. Criticises his theory of isolation as source of species change: "But my strongest objection to your theory is that it does not explain the manifold adaptations in structure in every organic being". Believes MW has misunderstood his views: "I believe that all the individuals of a species can be slowly modified within the same district … I do not believe that one species will give birth to two or more new species, as long as they are mingled together within the same district."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Moritz Friedrich (Moritz) Wagner
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 198; LL 3: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10643

To Georg von Seidlitz   13 October 1876

Summary

CD is much obliged to receive Beiträge zur Descendenz-Theorie [1876].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Karl Maria (Georg) von Seidlitz
Date:  13 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10643F

To J. D. Hooker   17 October [1876]

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Summary

Frank, who has been reclusive and very hardworking, is returning from Wales after a period of mourning for Amy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 423–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10644

To J. V. Carus   18 October [1876]

Summary

Proof sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation] have been lost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  18 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 68–69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10645
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