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From George Henslow   20 October 1876

Summary

Asks whether CD’s conclusions on cross- and self-fertilising plants agree with his own as set out in a notice in Nature [14 (1876): 543–4].

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10646

To G. H. Darwin   21 October [1876]

Summary

Refers him to Nature [14 (1876): 553] in which a Russian doctor [Prof. Poplavsky] contradicts GHD on deaf mutes not being closely interrelated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10647

To George Henslow   23 October [1876]

Summary

Floral structure. The order of the development of the whorls and its relationship to a protandrous or protogynous condition in flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henslow
Date:  23 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL, Henslow 1888 (tipped in opposite p. 190)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10648

To R. B. Smyth   23 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for the third number of the Geological survey of Victoria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Brough Smyth
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  State Library Victoria, Melbourne (MS 8781 Box 1176/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10649

From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sends Drosera plants and details of treatment that led them to form normal leaves when grown without insects.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10650

From George Cross   23 October 1876

Summary

Sending Drosera plants by post instead of rail because they are rotting.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10651

To Gustav Jäger   23 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for a copy of GJ’s Zoologische Briefe (Jäger 1876).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav Jäger
Date:  23 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Frau Dr Hildegard Jaeger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10651F

From George Henslow   24 October 1876

Summary

Thanks for CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation] and information on protandry and protogyny.

Health better, but paralysis lingers.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10652

To J. D. Hooker   25 October [1876]

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Summary

Asks JDH to find young imperfect flowers of Hoya. CD has observed seed set although there was no trace of anthers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 425–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10653

To J. V. Carus   25 October 1876

Summary

Sends sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Heliotypes for Expression delayed because new negatives must be made.

Thanks Herr Koch [of Schweizerbart] for copies of Coral reefs and Climbing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  25 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10654

To James Geikie   26 October 1876

Summary

Comments on JG’s book [The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of man, 2d ed. (1877)]. Recalls erratic boulder he knew in Shropshire as a boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  26 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 144: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10655

To Asa Gray   28 October 1876

Summary

Is sending sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation. He will be curious to see what AG thinks of it, as AG speaks the truth whether or not he approves. Is sick of trying to correct his "horrid bad style".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10656

To W. E. Darwin   28 October [1876]

Summary

Discusses legal arrangements [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10657

From J. D. Hooker   29 October 1876

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Summary

JDH looking for Hoya for CD.

Hookers tried to visit Down on foot, but weather was too inclement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10658

To W. C. Marshall   30 October [1876?]

Summary

Sends an enclosure [missing] concerned with a very provoking delay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  30 Oct [1876?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10659

To Anton Kerner von Marilaun   31 October [1876]

Summary

Thanks for Die Schutzmittel der Blüthen gegen unberufene Gäste (Kerner 1876).

Will send a copy of Cross and self fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anton Kerner von Marilaun
Date:  31 Oct 1876
Classmark:  Archive of the University of Vienna (151.273-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10659F

From H. N. Moseley   3 November 1876

Summary

Sends a Japanese book illustrating the expression of emotions.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10661

To Asa Gray   4 [November 1876]

Summary

Sends some sheets [of Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 [Nov 1876]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (130c)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10662

To H. N. Moseley   5 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for Japanese book and for HNM’s papers on observations made during Challenger voyage.

Would be pleased if HNM visited him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  5 Nov 1876
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10663

From J. F. McLennan   7 November 1876

Summary

L. H. Morgan has plagiarised his and Henry Maine’s works for years.

Encourages George Darwin to continue his work on consanguineous marriages.

Author:  John Ferguson McLennan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10664
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