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From Hugo de Vries   10 September 1879

Summary

Movement of tentacles of Drosera.

Author:  Hugo de Vries
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 180: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12223

To F. B. Goodacre   10 September [1879]

Summary

Has sent some geese.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  10 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12224

To C.-F. Reinwald   11 September 1879

Summary

Has sent remaining sheets for proposed French translation of Erasmus Darwin. Edmond Barbier should consider the pages from Seward’s Life that have been cut from the English edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
Date:  11 Sept 1879
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12225

From Ernst Krause   12 September 1879

Summary

Thanks for printed sheets and MS. Intends that German version should follow the English, but will add notes to clarify unfamiliar material for German readers.

Thanks for list of plant names.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12227

From W. S. Dallas   13 September 1879

Summary

Acknowledges proofs of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12228

To G. J. Romanes   14 September [1879]

Summary

Thanks GJR for gift of game.

Contributes to [Naples] Zoological Station.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  14 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.567)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12229

To Victor Marshall   14 September 1879

Summary

CD responds to VM’s desire to plant a tree in his honour by offering three choices.

Again expresses his pleasure in Coniston.

Acknowledges that Ruskin was right about his feeling "a deep and tender interest about the brightly coloured hinder half of certain monkeys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Victor Alexander Ernest Garth (Victor) Marshall
Date:  14 Sept 1879
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12230

To Ernst Krause   15 September 1879

Summary

Agrees to EK’s proposals [for publishing Erasmus Darwin]. Will send sheets to Paris, but is not sure there will be a French translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  15 Sept 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12231

From W. S. Dallas   15 and 16 September 1879

Summary

Sends his corrected proofs [of Erasmus Darwin] for CD’s approval, with questions and final arrangements.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 and 16 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 123–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12232

To Karl Alberts   16 September 1879

Summary

Explains his arrangements with Messrs Reinwald in France and Appleton in America, if they were to publish his work on Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Alberts
Date:  16 Sept 1879
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12232F

From James Torbitt   18 September 1879

Summary

Illness of his wife.

Potato crossing experiments; believes he has increased yield considerably.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 178: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12233

From Melchior Neumayr   19 September 1879

Summary

Sends new publication [see 11838].

Plans major study of evolutionary palaeontology.

Comments on form series discovered by Joachim Barrande.

Has not heard from Leopold Würtenberger.

Author:  Melchior Neumayr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 172: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12234

From W. S. Dallas   19 September 1879

Summary

Final decisions about the printing of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 125–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12235

From Henry Johnson   22 September [1879]

Summary

Requests autograph for a friend.

Has retired to Ludlow because of angina pectoris.

He and his daughter, Mary, were present in the cave near Tenby when George Rolleston found so many antediluvial bones.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12236

To Henry Johnson   24 September 1879

Summary

Sends the requested signature,

with sympathy for HHJ’s state of health [see 12236].

Reports that HJ’s experiments on tension of parts are often quoted in German works and periodicals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  24 Sept 1879
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12236A

To Thomas de Grey   26 September 1879

Summary

Asks for a character reference for a former servant of correspondent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham
Date:  26 Sept 1879
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12237

From Henry Johnson   26 September [1879]

Summary

Thanks CD for his autograph.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12238

From E. Desrousseaux   30 September 1879

Summary

ED is at work on a book to be called "Les grands phénomènes de la nature", which will furnish additional proof of CD’s doctrine.

Expounds his theory that all phenomena originate in movement.

Author:  E. Desrousseaux
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 162: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12239

To George Sleigh   [before 26 September 1879]

Summary

Asks correspondent to consider taking a position as his gardener.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Sleigh
Date:  [before 26 Sept 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12282

From Ernst Krause   1 September 1879

Summary

Acquaintances say principal contents of Seward book should be recounted in German edition of Erasmus Darwin.

Will CD check MS for errors?

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12208
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