skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
"Darwin C R" in search-correspondent [X]
1873::03 in date [X]
52 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: Prev  1 2 3  Next

To T. M. Hughes   13 March [1873]


Is glad and proud to honour the memory of Adam Sedgwick [d. 1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  13 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS.Add. 7652/III I.11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8810

To G. M. Humphry   14 March 1873


Sorry that his health prevents him attending a meeting to honour Adam Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Murray Humphry
Date:  14 Mar 1873
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) 13 December 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8810F

From A. W. Bennett   16 March 1873


Thanks for CD’s regrets at AWB’s leaving Nature.

Plans English editions of Asa Gray’s books [How plants grow; How plants behave].

Other publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8811

From Hubert Airy   17 March 1873


Thanks for congratulations on appearance of abstract of HA’s paper [Nature 7 (1873): 343–4].

Explains again his theory of "contraction with twist" by which compact buds and a spiral phyllotaxy have evolved. Explains how the peculiar phyllotaxy of the teasel is explicable by this process of "condensation".

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 159: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8812

From William Pengelly   17 March 1873


CD’s notice in Nature [Collected papers 2: 171–2] induces WP to send letters from correspondents recounting stories of a dog that learned to open a door and of another that found his way home from London to Cowes.

Author:  William Pengelly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1873
Classmark:  Pengelly ed. 1897, pp. 229–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8813

To F. P. Cobbe?   18 March [1873?]


CD has discovered correspondent intends to present a petition to the House of Commons on which CD’s is the sole signature. Asks that his name be erased unless other signatures are added.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  18 Mar [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8814

From J. C. Costerus and N. D. Doedes   18 March 1873


Two students express their gratitude and admiration.

Author:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8815

To Thomas Meehan   19 March [1873]


Does not understand TM’s views on sex and vitality.

Agrees no real "essences" in genera, only broken groups of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Meehan
Date:  19 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8816

To William Pengelly   19 March [1873]


Thanks WP for his accounts of sagacity of dogs. "I can believe almost anything about them."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Pengelly
Date:  19 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Documenting History (dealers) (1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817

From Arthur Nicols   [before 20 March 1873]


Compares sense of smell in dogs and cats.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 20 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nicols 1885, pp. 51–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817F

To Arthur Nicols   [20 March 1873]


Responds to Nichols’ observations on sense of smell in cats and dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Date:  [20 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nicols 1885, p. 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817G

To William Turner   21 March [1873]


Sends £10 subscription for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  21 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8818

From G. H. Eggers   21 March 1873


An admirer sends clipping from Bremen newspaper on hybrid between orange and lemon.

Author:  G. H Eggers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 163: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8819

From Johannes Huber   22 March 1873


Describes his critique of natural selection [Die Lehre Darwins kritisch betrachtet (1871)].

Author:  Johannes Nepomuk (Johannes) Huber
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8820

From Raphael Meldola   24 March 1873



Gives some information on variation of ocelli between sexes in butterfly species.

Proposes publishing a series of papers on mimicry.

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 89: 83–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8821

From W. W. Reade   25 March [1873]


H. W. Bates says CD is in town. WWR would like to call.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8822

To Raphael Meldola   26 March [1873]


Thanks RM for note on ocelli.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350, Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8823

From Robert Swinhoe   26 March 1873


Discusses expression among the Chinese. Reports certain physical characters and the practice of certain unusual customs.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8824

To T. L. Brunton   26 March 1873


Thanks for Indian [Medical] Gazette. Comments on article.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  26 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 143: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8825

From G. B. Thornbery   27 March 1873


Has read several of CD’s books; is curious about his remarks on "movements which are no longer useful but still inherited". Asks CD’s opinion on why people still swing arms with opposite leg in walking.

Author:  Gregory Beddome Bromberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 316
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8827
Document type
letter (52)
01 (3)
02 (1)
03 (3)
04 (3)
05 (3)
07 (1)
08 (1)
09 (2)
10 (1)
11 (2)
12 (1)
13 (2)
14 (2)
16 (1)
17 (2)
18 (2)
19 (3)
20 (1)
21 (2)
22 (2)
24 (1)
25 (1)
26 (4)
27 (3)
29 (2)
30 (2)
31 (1)
Page: Prev  1 2 3  Next