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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 July [1879?]

Summary

Thanks WTT-D for Drosophyllum seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 July [1879?]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 65–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11033

To Ann Marston   20 July [1879]

Summary

Will not sign a petition, for he feels vivisection is essential to the progress of physiology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ann Marston
Date:  20 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11619

To [G. H. Darwin]   [12 July 1879?]

Summary

Reginald Darwin’s pleasure at receiving some old family information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [12 July 1879?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12022

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [after 26] July [1879]

Summary

Has failed with his experiments on aerial roots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [after 26] July [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 180–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12129

From Anthony Rich   1 July 1879

Summary

Starlings seem to share their food. Are they communists as they struggle for their existence?

Describes movement of a caterpillar.

Author:  Anthony Rich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12130

To H. W. Reichardt   1 July 1879

Summary

Sends his autograph to HR for the Galerie internationale [1880].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Wilhelm Reichardt
Date:  1 July 1879
Classmark:  L’Autographe (dealers) (Catalogue 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12131

To G. B. Hill   1 July [1879]

Summary

Thanks GBNH for a fact about CD’s grandfather [Erasmus Darwin], but he will not be able to use it in his brief notice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Birkbeck Norman (George) (Birkbeck) Hill
Date:  1 July [1879]
Classmark:  G. B. Hill 1896, p. 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12131A

To Francis Darwin   2 July [1879]

Summary

FD’s experiment shows that caustic does not interfere with the bending of radicles. Believes that the apex is a kind of brain for certain movements, being specialised to receive certain irritations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12132

To Francis Darwin   2 July [1879]

Summary

Stresses importance of ensuring that cauterisation of radicles does not, through injury, prevent movement. Plans an experiment to test for "apheliotropism" in certain radicles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12133

From Francis Darwin   4 July 1879

Summary

Heliotropism nomenclature. Apheliotropic mustard roots grow more quickly in dark. Measures growth with microscope as S. H. Vines did in mould. Studying air roots.

FD’s and Stahl’s negative opinion of Sachs.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.3: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12134

To Francis Darwin   4 July [1879]

Summary

CD gives suggestions concerning FD’s experiments on the radicles of roots. Asks him to find out whether J. von Sachs tried beans. Should also try other gramineous plants.

Bernard looking forward to his father’s return.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  4 July [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12134A

To G. H. Darwin   7 [July 1879]

Summary

Francis wants a copy of a book on "Shakespeare’s merry tales" to present to a friend in Würzburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12135

To Ernst Krause   7 July 1879

Summary

Sends proofs of his preface [to EK’s Erasmus Darwin], with which he is disappointed. Suggests additions and improvements he would like to make.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  7 July 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36188)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12136

To G. H. Darwin   8 [July 1879]

Summary

Inquires concerning a possibility of searching old deeds about the Darwin family history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 [July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12137

From E. A. Darwin   8 July 1879

Summary

F. P. Cobbe called on EAD to present a letter from the Secretary of the Anti-Vivisection Society; she hoped CD might support limiting repetitions of experiments.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 105: B106–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12138

To Reginald Darwin   8 July 1879

Summary

CD has corrected the first proofs [of Erasmus Darwin] and so returns RD’s books. CD is disappointed with his work and fears RD will be also.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reginald Darwin
Date:  8 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 153: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12139

To E. R. Lankester   9 July 1879

Summary

Asks that authoress be thanked for poem. Enjoyed poetry in old days; now cannot read a line.

Delighted that ERL will find time for original investigations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  9 July 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.565)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12140

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 July [1879]

Summary

Structure of some "very curious" tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 July [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 178–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12141

From Francis Darwin   9 July 1879

Summary

Pressure paralyses the streaming of protoplasm in the hairs of Tradescantia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 162: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12142

From Ernst Krause   10 July 1879

Summary

Has received printed sheets from CD. Hopes CD does not intend to delete anything. EK comments on value of his own sketch for Erasmus Darwin.

Hopes CD can excuse article he wrote in response to a review of Grant Allen’s book [The colour-sense (1879)].

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12143
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