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To T. H. Huxley   25 April 1873

Summary

Affected by THH’s letter – will send a copy to the other 17 friends. Hopes for his and public’s sake his health will improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 297)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8875

To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]

Summary

Sends Huxley’s "charming letter". Asks whether it should be sent to Lady Millicent Jones. CD is "so happy about the whole affair".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 16 (EH 88205954)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8877

To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]

Summary

Sends another copy [of Huxley’s letter of thanks for holiday fund].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 17 (EH 88205955)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8878

To John Tyndall   25 April 1873

Summary

It has just occurred to CD that he ought not to leave a copy of Huxley’s confidential letter in the hands of anyone. Asks JT to write to ask recipients to return the copies to CD at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 18 (EH 88205956)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8879

To J. D. Hague   25 April [1873]

Summary

Encloses note from J. T. Moggridge commenting on JDH’s letter ["Perception in ants", Nature 7 (1873): 443–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Duncan Hague
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 395
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8881

To Charles Lyell   [25 April 1873]

Summary

Offers condolences on the death of CL’s wife.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [25 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8884

To T. H. Farrer   28 April 1873

Summary

Recommends Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8885

To George Cupples   28 April [1873]

Summary

Asks whether GC knows who gave CD a scolding in last Edinburgh Review [Apr 1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  28 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, MS. 84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8886

To T. H. Huxley   28 April 1873

Summary

Lady Lyell’s death.

Sends names of donors of gift to THH.

The Edinburgh Review has a critical article against CD, THH, Tyndall, and H. Spencer [see 8935]. Thinks Forbes reference not worth answering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8887

To Federico Delpino   1 May 1873

Summary

Asks whether, in Italy, varieties of Lathyrus odoratus, Pisum sativum, and Phaseolus multiflorus must be grown separately to come true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 May 1873
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8892

To Isidoro Dell’Oro   2 May 1873

Summary

Thanks correspondent for sending him an account of silkworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isidoro Dell’Oro
Date:  2 May 1873
Classmark:  University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (MSS gen 02.014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8893

To John Tyndall   2 [May] 1873

Summary

Hopes JT does not think him over-cautious in requesting the return of the copies [of Huxley’s letter]. Has sent Huxley a list of the subscribers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  2 [May] 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 19 (EH 88205957)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8894

To John Murray   4 May [1873]

Summary

Asks Murray not to announce Cross and self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 May [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 436
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8897

To A. W. Bennett   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8898

To Felix von Luschan   5 May 1873

Summary

Thanks FL for sending his essays and some photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix von Luschan
Date:  5 May 1873
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Nachl. Felix v. Luschan: Darwin, Charles)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8899

To Hermann Müller   5 May 1873

Summary

Comments on HM’s book [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)]. Particularly glad to read historical sketch and discussion of work of C. K. Sprengel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  5 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 434
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8901

To William Ogle   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung den Blumen durch Insekten (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  James P. Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8901F

To T. B. Leffen   7 May 1873

Summary

Thanks for note and information.

Mentions venomous caterpillars in Africa and Australia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Bray Leffen
Date:  7 May 1873
Classmark:  State Library Victoria, Melbourne (MS 6219, Box 231/3. Diary of G. F. Belcher vol. 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8903

To W. M. Canby   7 May 1873

Summary

Thanks for the Dionaea leaves. They support CD’s anticipation that they are adapted to let the smaller fry escape [see Insectivorous plants, p. 312].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Marriott Canby
Date:  7 May 1873
Classmark:  Natural History Society of Delaware
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8904

To J. V. Carus   8 May [1873]

Summary

John Murray has announced his next book [Cross and self-fertilisation] without CD’s knowledge. It is only half-written. JVC will hear when it is published and will decide whether it is worth translating. It will be dry, but, CD believes, of value.

Has read an account of JVC’s Scottish lectures.

Invites JVC to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 May [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 104–105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8906
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