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From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   31 October 1879

Summary

Terminology for asexual gemmae of Lunularia vulgaris and comparison with Marchantia.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 209.3: 335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12281

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 J. S. Burdon Sanderson   [11 November 1879]

Summary

Thanks CD for a copy of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Nov 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12283

To Julius von Haast   1 November 1879

Summary

Thanks JvH for admirably illustrated Geology of New Zealand. Will be particularly glad to read about the old glaciers.

Admires extent of cultivation of science in New Zealand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Date:  1 Nov 1879
Classmark:  Auckland War Memorial Museum Library Tāmaki Paenga Hira (T. F. Cheeseman Papers MS-58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12284

To James Torbitt   1 November 1879

Summary

Has seen newspaper accounts of JT’s potato experiments. T. H. Farrer wants to know whether JT has published any account of them, and how much assistance he needs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  1 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12286

From T. H. Farrer   2 November 1879

Summary

Concerning the settlement for Horace Darwin and Ida.

Will give CD’s potato papers to Lord Sandon.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12287

To T. H. Farrer   3 November 1879

Summary

Has written to Torbitt.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  3 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 144: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12288

To Victor Marshall   4 November [1879]

Summary

Promises to send an oak.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Victor Alexander Ernest Garth (Victor) Marshall
Date:  4 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.459)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12289

To J. D. Hooker   4 November [1879]

Summary

Wants seedling of Quercus rubra or Q. coccinea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 191)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12290

To Ernst Krause   4 November 1879

Summary

CD complains of unfair treatment by EK’s publisher [of Erasmus Darwin, Karl Alberts], who has written that he now does not want the copies of the photographs CD has ordered for him. Is sure that EK will agree that the costs should be deducted from any profits from the sales.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  4 Nov 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12291

From James Torbitt   4 November 1879

Summary

Success of his experiments; report on recent work.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 52: E3; DAR 178: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12292

From W. B. Cooper   4 November 1879

Summary

Response to Descent. Suggests some human races may have been produced by natural rather than sexual selection.

Author:  William B. Cooper
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 161: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12293

From W. M. Hacon   4 November 1879

Summary

WMH will negotiate with William Farrer on Horace’s marriage-settlement. Will attempt to make the settlement £5000, the same as Francis received.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12294

From Ernst Krause   6 November 1879

Summary

Shocked by Karl Alberts’ behaviour in dealing with Murray. Will write to ask him what it means. Thanks for arranging matters with Reinwald.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12295

From Asa Gray   6 November 1879

Summary

Will try to get Ipomoea and Megarrhiza seeds for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296

From Francis Darwin   [6 July 1879]

Summary

Describes bean experiments. Will tell Emma Darwin to tell Elizabeth Darwin that he has written to the Riffel.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 July 1879]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12296F

To James Torbitt   7 November 1879

Summary

Wrote to T. H. Farrer about JT’s potato experiments. Would be calamity if JT were prevented from trying successful fungus-proof variety for a few more years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  7 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12297

From Anthony Rich   7 November 1879

Summary

Thanks for CD’s amusing letter from Coniston.

Commiserates on CD’s proof-reading chore.

George Darwin has visited him.

Author:  Anthony Rich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 176: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12298

From W. M. Hacon   7 November 1879

Summary

Reports bargaining with William Farrer on Horace’s marriage-settlement.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12299

From Wilhelm Behrens   8 November [1879]

Summary

Sends copy of his article ["Die Nectarien der Blüthen", Flora 62 (1879): 2–11, 17–27, 49–54, 81–90, 113–23, 145–53, 233–40, 241–7, 305–14, 369–75, 433–8, 449–57].

GWJB’s experiments inspired by reading CD’s botanical works.

Author:  Georg Wilhelm Julius (Wilhelm) Behrens
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12300
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