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From Federico Delpino   20 April 1873

Summary

Left the Garibaldi at Rio de Janeiro.

Phylogeny of aphids.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8868

To W. B. Carpenter   21 April [1873]

Summary

Writes of his extreme interest in WBC’s article ["On the hereditary transmission of acquired psychical habits", Contemp. Rev. 21 (1873): 779–95].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  21 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.6: 7 (EH 88205924)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8869

From John Tyndall   21 April 1873

Summary

[Sir Joseph?] Whitworth’s contribution brings total to over £2000. Wishes CD could be persuaded to come to lunch with Huxley and Emerson.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: C15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8870

From W. M. Canby   22 April 1873

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Summary

Sends leaves of Dionaea with insect prey in them. Size of insects captured may be affected by leaves not being fully grown.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8871

To T. H. Huxley   23 April 1873

Summary

Informs THH that 18 friends have given him a fund of £2100 to enable him to take a holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 295)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8872

From T. H. Huxley   24 April 1873

Summary

Is overwhelmed by generosity of his friends. Admits he felt morally beaten and without energy for first time in his life. Someday wants the names of the friends.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 99: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8873

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

From J. D. Hooker   25 April 1873

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Summary

Charmed by Huxley’s letter of appreciation [8873].

Lady Lyell’s sudden death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 155–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8880

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

From T. H. Huxley   26 April 1873

Summary

Concern for Lady Lyell;

will clear away work and set off for holiday in June.

Sends Critiques and addresses.

A life of J. D. Forbes [by J. C. Shairp, P. J. Tait, and A. A. Reilly (1873)] suggests that THH and Tyndall conspired to keep JDF from getting the Copley Medal. THH feels obliged to correct this.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 104: 223–24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8882

From Herbert Spencer   26 April 1873

Summary

Wants to use CD’s support to put pressure on Michael Foster to enable Huxley to take an immediate holiday.

Author:  Herbert Spencer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8883

From Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft   26 April 1873

Summary

Diploma.

Author:  Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 230: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8883F

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

From Emil Buck   28 April 1873

Summary

Announces that CD has been elected Corresponding Member of the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft.

Author:  Emil Buck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8888
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