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To Adolph Reuter   17 April 1873

Summary

Thanks for letter and curious photographs. Urges AR not to send anything valuable unless he publishes it elsewhere because CD is growing old and may not have strength and time to continue his former researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adolf Reuter
Date:  17 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 226–227)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8864

To James Crichton-Browne   17 April [1873]

Summary

Photographs sent by JC-B show great power of acting.

David Ferrier’s researches sound wonderful. Does he believe that he excites an idea and this leads to the movement, or that he acts directly on the motor nerves?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  17 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8865

To Francis Darwin   [17 April 1873]

Summary

Fears all the seeds are dead. Will try with less vapour of formic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8866

To Leonard Blomefield   17 April [1873]

Summary

Thanks LB for his essay on local biology.

CD with much care and discomfort is now able to work a few hours almost every day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  17 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (LET3016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8863
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