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To ?   28 September 1878

Summary

Urges publication of an exposure of Williams the spiritualist medium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Sept 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.549)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11711

To Nature   [21? May 1878]

Summary

CD’s letter on wide distribution of freshwater plants and animals introduces a letter to him from Arthur H. Gray [see 11497].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [21? May 1878]
Classmark:  Nature, 30 May 1878, pp. 120–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11520

To ?   13 August 1878

Summary

Cannot help with correspondent’s study. CD has a poor ear for music. Recommends Helmholtz’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 Aug 1878
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11655

To ?   2 January 1878

Summary

Thanks correspondent for note and specimen; they will be of use in new edition of Forms of flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 249: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11308A

To R. A. Blair   9 December 1878

Summary

Says deformity of wings of geese is not related to injury to gander. Forwards a report on the birds [11717].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.554)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11780

To Anthony Rich   9 December 1878

Summary

Is deeply gratified by AR’s proposed generosity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anthony Rich
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11781

To W. H. Flower   9 December 1878

Summary

Much obliged to WHF and Dr Garron for their trouble [over deformed goose wings]. Has no doubt that WHF’s view of the deformity is the right one. Will send WHF’s report to Blair.

CD and Emma enjoyed extremely meeting the Dean at WHF’s house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11782

To G.S. Ffinden   9 December 1878

Summary

Encloses a cheque for £5.5.0 for the Down Coal and Clothing Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer), Catalogue 64 (1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11782A

From Anthony Rich   10 December 1878

Summary

Gives CD details of the property he proposes to bequeath to him.

Author:  Anthony Rich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11783

To G. J. Romanes   11 December [1878]

Summary

Sends copy of H. D. Lindemuth, "Vegetative Bastarderzeugung" [Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 7 (1878): 887–939].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  11 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.555)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11784

From Raphael Meldola   11 December 1878

Summary

Is making progress with the Weismann translation.

Wonders whether Francis Darwin would give a botanical lecture at a Bayswater school.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11785

To W. E. Darwin   12 December [1878]

Summary

Writes of Anthony Rich’s bequest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  12 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11786

From James Torbitt   12 December 1878

Summary

Has examined this year’s crop, which looks good; will prepare a report.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11787

To Anthony Rich   12 December 1878

Summary

Thanks AR for the details of his bequest and invites him to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anthony Rich
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11788

To E. A. Darwin   12 December 1878

Summary

Informs EAD of Anthony Rich’s proposal to bequeath his property to CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 153: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11789

From E. A. Darwin   13 December [1878]

Summary

Very glad to hear Anthony Rich is leaving CD money "encouraging science in such a very practical manner".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11790

From W. E. Darwin   13 [December 1878]

Summary

Surprised and delighted by Mr Rich’s bequest as it will greatly increase his income. Intends to leave money to the Royal Society to contribute to science. Houses in London are a good investment even in times that are nervous for bankers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [Dec 1878]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11790F

From J. D. Cooper   13 December 1878

Summary

Sends CD a proof of an illustration reduced on to the block by photography. The method is expensive but scientifically accurate.

Author:  James Davis Cooper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 202: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11791

To J. D. Cooper   [after 13 December 1878]

Summary

Approves of the proof. However, his book [Movement in plants] will have a large number of diagrams so he feels only the complicated diagrams and drawings should be copied by photography.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Davis Cooper
Date:  [after 13 Dec 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 20v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11792

To Raphael Meldola   14 December [1878]

Summary

Is glad book progresses; answers translation query.

Francis Darwin does not have time to lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  14 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11793
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