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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

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

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

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

From G. H. Darwin   [30 November 1879]

Summary

Erasmus thinks CD should give a copy of Erasmus Darwin to Henry Parker.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12240

From J. D. Hooker   2 October 1879

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Summary

JDH looking for a gardener for CD’s unusual needs.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 131–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12242

From Ernst Krause   2 October 1879

Summary

Has returned corrected sheets [of Erasmus Darwin] to Dallas. [CD’s note forwards this letter to a third person, presumably W. S. Dallas.]

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12243

From Gustaf Retzius   3 October 1879

Summary

Declines invitation to Down, having heard from Haeckel of CD’s poor health.

Working on vertebrate organ of hearing from fishes to man.

Unsuccessful at getting exotic batrachians and reptiles in London.

Author:  Magnus Gustaf (Gustaf) Retzius
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12246

From W. P. Garrison   4 October 1879

Summary

Sends CD his version for children of Journal of researches [What Mr Darwin saw].

During the last illness of his father, William Lloyd Garrison, WPG showed him CD’s passages on slavery.

"In combating the enemies of freedom in this country he [W. L. Garrison] emancipated himself from the theology the destruction of which is perhaps your highest title to the honor of your own time and the blessings of posterity."

Author:  Wendell Phillips Garrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12248

From W. S. Dallas   5 October 1879

Summary

E. Krause has sent his corrected proofs with suggestions and questions.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 127–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12249

From J. D. Hooker   7 October 1879

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Summary

JDH requests specimens from Miss [Sophy] Wedgwood.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 104: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12251

From T. H. Farrer   12 October 1879

Summary

Gives up his wish to keep secret the engagement of his daughter to Horace Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12253

From Eduard Schulte   23 October 1879

Summary

Sends drawing and description of butterfly discovered in Celebes. It is noteworthy for its colour, which plays a role in mating.

Author:  Eduard Schulte
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12254

From B. J. Sulivan   13 October 1879

Summary

The "Beagles" are, after all, to provide for Jemmy Button’s grandson [see 11501].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12255

From W. M. Hacon   13 October 1879

Summary

How to bargain on Horace Darwin’s marriage-settlement: Francis received £5000; Horace could receive more as an inducement for the Farrers to increase Ida’s dowry.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12256
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