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To Nature   16 December 1879

Summary

Reports information sent by E. Schulte [12254] on the colours of the male Diadema bolina.

Discusses extent to which consciousness came into play in the origin of certain instincts, including sexual display.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  16 Dec 1879
Classmark:  Nature, 8 January 1880, p. 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12359

To Nature   15 December [1879]

Summary

CD has repeated a test of whether hybrids of the common and Chinese goose are fertile inter se. Reports his success, and comments on its significance for the theory of descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  15 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  Nature, 1 January 1880, p. 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12391

To Nature   [before 27 March 1879]

Summary

In reply to a query [in Nature 19 (1879): 433] CD reports that vessels full of water were kept on the deck of a ship to discourage rats from gnawing holes in the ship’s water casks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 27 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  Nature, 27 March 1879, p. 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8826

To ?   23 October 1879

Summary

Is obliged for the note about Wallis Nash’s death, but he has since heard that the report was false.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Ronald T. Raines (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12268F

To ?   5 June 1879

Summary

Unable to accept invitation.

Looked at leaves and saw no sign that animal matter was absorbed. Believes insects were caught only accidentally.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 June 1879
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (5 December 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12089

To ?   21 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for letter and articles: gratifying to hear that agriculturalists attend to his works.

Cannot decipher German writing so has stuck the address from the letter on the envelope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Apr 1879
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (July 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12006F

To ?   9 January 1879

Summary

Thanks correspondent for the copies of his engraving. "The work seems to be, though I cannot pretend to be a judge, a vy fine production".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Dr Mirko Majer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11823

To ?   23 January [1879?]

Summary

Orders a sheet of gold-beater’s skin for plant experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1879?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11841

To Nature   [before 20 March 1879]

Summary

Comments on a letter from Fritz Müller [11839] and particularly on the subject of the disappearance of certain structures in organisms. FM’s explanation deserves serious consideration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 20 Mar 1879]
Classmark:  Nature, 20 March 1879, pp. 462–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11945

To Horace Darwin   23 October [1879]

Summary

Thanks for all Horace has done for him and for his ship-shape account. Hopes Horace has charged him enough. There will be less to divide amongst them, which seems to please Frank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 258: 549
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12268G

To Asa Gray   24 October 1879

Summary

Requests seeds of Ipomoea and Megarrhiza for observations on seedling growth.

Is rereading MS of Movement in plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12269

From G. M. Asher   26 October 1879

Summary

Asks CD to examine his idea that human and animal sociology are related, as each is based on the principle of mutual concession (derived from Schopenhauer’s law of compassion). If CD approves, he should write a note and forward it and GMA’s letter to Macmillan’s Magazine.

Author:  Georg Michael Asher
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 159: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12272

To G. M. Asher   28 October 1879

Summary

Cannot answer questions on origin of instinct, sociology, etc. Suggests references in Origin and Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Michael Asher
Date:  28 Oct 1879
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12273

To Eduard Schulte   28 October 1879

Summary

Discusses case of colour display in butterfly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Schulte
Date:  28 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 147: 428
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12274

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   29 October 1879

Summary

Wants cryptogam identified; has been observing its movements.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  29 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 187–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12275

To C.-F. Reinwald   29 October 1879

Summary

Discusses arrangements for a French translation of Erasmus Darwin (1879).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Date:  29 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 202: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12276

From A. S. Packard   30 October 1879

Summary

This autumn several observers have noted Plusia moths caught in the flowers of Physianthus albens. Also bees attack and devour the trapped moths.

Author:  Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 174: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12277

From Eduard Schulte   30 October 1879

Summary

Asks for reference to article on butterfly [see CD’s "Sexual colours of certain butterflies", Collected papers 2: 220–2].

Author:  Eduard Schulte
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12278

From T. H. Farrer   30 October 1879

Summary

Has Torbitt any further results? THF has forgotten what he had proposed to do.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12279

To T. H. Farrer   31 October 1879

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Summary

Discusses financial and other arrangements for marriage of Horace Darwin and Ida Farrer. Mentions anticipated inheritance of children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 185: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12280
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