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From J. D. Hooker   23 July 1871


Identifies Henslow’s mouse that used tail as prehensile climbing organ as Mus messorius.

Has not seen the Quarterly Review.

Inquires after Lyell’s health.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7879

To Vernon Lushington   24 July [1871]


Thanks for providing turtle soup.

Not quite so sure he thanks VL for introducing Richard Buckley Litchfield into the Darwin family to be CD’s son-in-law.

Asks about the lip position of a pouting child.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vernon Lushington
Date:  24 July [1871]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7880F

To J. D. Hooker   26 July [1871]


Thanks for information about Henslow’s mouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 July [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7881

From H. G. Cavendish Browne   26 July 1871


Reports that a humble-bee fertilised a tropical orchid in his hothouse.

Author:  H. G. Cavendish Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7882

From Roland Trimen   26 July 1871


Hopes to visit during CD’s stay at Haredene.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 178: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7883

To Roland Trimen   27 July 1871


Invites RT to call on him while he is staying at Haredene.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  27 July 1871
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7884

From Theodor Piderit   28 July 1871


Interested in forthcoming Expression.

Sends publications.

Describes physiological theory of mental activity. Asks for CD’s opinion of his theory.

Author:  Theodor Piderit
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 174: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7885

From W. E. Darwin   29 July [1871?]


Wants CD to sign an enclosure [missing] and get the signatures of other family members.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7886

To E. A. Darwin   [after 29 July 1871?]


Asks [EAD] to get signatures as opportunity offers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  [after 29 July 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7887

From T. H. Huxley   30 July 1871


Shocked at Lyell’s appearance and speech.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 325
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7888

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 July [1871]


Thanks for gift of WBT’s book [Pheasants for coverts and aviaries (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 July [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8963

To [W. W. Baxter?]   [early July 1871]


Orders nitrate of ammonia for experiment on plants.

Are measuring glasses accurate?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  [early July 1871]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9524

To Violetta Galton   12 July [1871]


Thanks his aunt for a note about a picture bought by CD’s sons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Anne Violetta (Violetta) Darwin; Frances Anne Violetta (Violetta) Galton
Date:  12 July [1871]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7860
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