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From N. D. Doedes   27 March 1873


Thanks CD for photograph – sends one in return,

questions CD on his religious views.

Author:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8828

From A. G. Butler   27 March 1873



On ocelli and relation to sexual selection;

instance of rejection of male by female butterfly.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 89: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8829

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   29 March 1873


Reports that he has not received JSBS’s book on histology and physiology [Sanderson ed., Handbook for the physiological laboratory (1873)], which Edward Emmanuel Klein told CD’s son was to be sent. He asks for information so that he may thank Dr Klein. [Klein and Michael Foster were co-authors with JSBS.]

He has returned the Gazette to Dr T. L. Brunton. [See 8825.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  29 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 147: 406
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8829A

To the Medical Times and Gazette   [before 29 March 1873]


Advertising a testimonial for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Medical Times and Gazette
Date:  [before 29 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Medical Times and Gazette, 29 March 1873, p. 350
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8829F

From T. W. Higginson   30 March 1873


Pleased CD enjoyed his book [Outdoor papers (1871)].

Rejoices at CD’s kindly feelings toward the coloured race.

The Index is in financial trouble due to F. E. Abbot’s unworldliness.

Agassiz is setting up a summer school for natural history off the Massachusetts coast. His pupils develop more liberal scientific opinions than Agassiz’s.

Encloses some notes on expression.

Author:  Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8830

To Marian Evans   30 March [1873]


Asks whether the Litchfields may call on her. "My wife complains that she has been very badly treated and that I ought to have asked permission for her to call on you with me when we next come to London: but I tell her that I still have some shreds of modesty."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Marian (Mary Anne) Evans
Date:  30 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Armacost Library, University of Redlands, California
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8831

From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873]



Fears [CD’s] albumen theory will not work because albumen is coagulated and filtered out in making extracts of belladonna, hyoscyamine, and colchicine [alkaloid poisons].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9198

From Francis Darwin   [after March 1873]



Has investigated whether it makes a difference if extracts [of alkaloid poisons] are made from leaves, seeds, or roots.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9199

To A. W. Bennett   11 March [1873]


Asks about woodblocks of illustrations for Climbing plants [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  11 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.438)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9350

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March 1873


[Empty cover]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  [4 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13905F

To J. C. Costerus and N. D. Doedes    [22?] March 1873


Thanks them for their kind letter and interest in his work. Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jan Constantijn Costerus; Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Date:  [22?] Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 139.12: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8807

From Marian Evans   31 March 1873


The Leweses will be happy to see the Litchfields, and hope CD will come again, with Emma.

Author:  Marian (Mary Anne) Evans; (Evans, M. A.)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1873
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (George Eliot and George Henry Lewes Collection (GEN MSS 963) Box 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8832
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