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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

From C. M. C. Darwin   21 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD for the engraving, which has arrived.

Author:  Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 144–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12005

To W. E. Darwin   22 April [1879]

Summary

Discusses his work on Dr Erasmus Darwin’s life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12007

From Wilhelm Pfeffer   22 April 1879

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Summary

In response to CD’s query, discusses sleep movements of plants. Recommends papers on subject.

Author:  Wilhelm Friedrich Philipp (Wilhelm) Pfeffer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12008

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 April [1879]

Summary

Asks for identification of an Oxalis flower.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12009

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 April 1879

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Summary

Oliver says Oxalis colorata is O. floribunda.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.9: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12010

To T. L. Brunton   25 April 1879

Summary

Asks for information about his grandfather’s influence on medical practice, to be used in his preface to Erasmus Darwin [1879, p. 107].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Manuscript Collection: Folio A.L.S. Charles Darwin)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12011

To T. L. Brunton   25 April 1879

Summary

Asks for information about influence of Dr Erasmus Darwin on English medicine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12013

From T. L. Brunton   26 April [1879]

Summary

Regrets he has not given Zoonomia the attention it deserves. Informs CD that Erasmus Darwin may have anticipated a discovery about paralysis of vessels by exposure to heat [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 109].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12014

To T. L. Brunton   28 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for information about Erasmus Darwin and for lending journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  28 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12015

To Ernst Haeckel   29 April 1879

Summary

Admires EH’s Freie Wissenschaft und freie Lehre [1878].

Virchow’s conduct is shameful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  29 Apr 1879
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/47 [A 9901])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12017

From W. E. Darwin   29 April [1879]

Summary

There is a hyacinth growing upside down in Hankinson’s garden. Sends picture of it. Leslie Stephen knows of no worthwhile sources of information on Dr Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 73); DAR 177: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12017F

To Francis Galton   30 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks FG for an extract [about Dr Erasmus Darwin?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  30 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12018

From Anthony Rich   30 April [1879]

Summary

Will see CD in Worthing next week.

Author:  Anthony Rich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12019

From James Torbitt   30 April 1879

Summary

Has had an account of his experiments published. Sends CD some specimens of seedlings and tubers.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 178: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12020

To James Torbitt   [after 30 April 1879]

Summary

Would like to see JT’s published report on potato experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  [after 30 Apr 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 152r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12021

From Raphael Meldola   18 April 1879

Summary

Comments on the branchiate trichopteran specimen from Fritz Müller sent previously.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12001

To T. H. Huxley   19 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for Haeckel’s Freedom in science and teaching [1879], with preface by THH.

Enjoyed rap on knuckles THH gives Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  19 Apr 1879
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 335)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12003

To G. H. Darwin   19 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks him for his efforts. CD cared most about the letter to Thomas Okes [see Erasmus Darwin, pp. 14–15]. "Cannot think who the calumnious article cd have been about [in?] 1802."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12004

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   1 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks for the plants for heliotropic experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 169)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11964
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