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From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   16 October [1874]

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Responds to CD’s questions about relation to gelatin of areolar tissue, fibrous basis of bone, and other substances CD is using in his work on digestion of Drosera.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 104–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9681

To W. B. Dawkins   18 October [1874]

Summary

Thanks WBD for his book, Cave hunting (1874).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  18 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9682

From G. H. Darwin   18 October 1874

Summary

Has been invited to lecture at the Royal Institution by Spottiswoode. Discusses subjects he might deal with and his reasons for attempting it.

Tells of a complicated case of a double sale of a living.

Huxley says F. M. Balfour passed brilliantly.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9683

To John Murray   18 October 1874

Summary

Thanks for Quarterly Review [Oct 1874, containing G. H. Darwin’s letter and a rejoinder]. Is convinced the author is Mivart. Is therefore not surprised at malice in the article attacking his son [George Darwin] and grossly misrepresenting CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 345–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9685

To Daniel Oliver   19 October [1874]

Summary

Returns insectivorous plants to Kew, with questions about their range. Most species seem to have remarkably confined ranges.

Asks for a Bengal Aldrovanda leaf so that he can see whether it differs from the German species.

Roridula interested him extremely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, MS.84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9686

To G. H. Darwin   19 October [1874]

Summary

Advice to GHD on whether to accept invitation to lecture at the Royal Institution.

Murray has sent the Quarterly Review issue. CD has told Murray that he is convinced Mivart is the author and what he thinks of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9687

From G. H. Darwin   [8 November 1874]

Summary

Spottiswoode is pressing for an answer to invitation to GHD to lecture at the Royal Institution. GHD is having MS of the paper he has written sent to CD, so that CD can advise whether he should accept the invitation.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9688

From Daniel Oliver   20 October 1874

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Sends information about Indian and Australian species of Aldrovanda, Roridula, and Byblis.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 106–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9689

From W. J. Beal   22 October 1874

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Sends his observation of honey-bees gleaning after orioles had made holes in calyx of Missouri currant, while humble-bees were getting honey through the tube in the usual way.

Author:  William James Beal
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9691

From Mary Treat   22 October 1874

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Observation on the limitations on the power of digestion in Dionaea.

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9692

To G. H. Darwin   22 October [1874]

Summary

Sends index [of Descent, 2d ed.] with instructions for proof-reading.

Asks GHD questions about heat transmission; he wants to use it as an analogy to illustrate transmission of motor impulses through leaves of Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9693

From Gerard Krefft   22 October 1874

Summary

After a conflict with the Museum’s trustees, he has been brutally evicted from his home and office. Plans to leave Australia and asks CD’s help.

Author:  Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 169: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9694

From G. H. Darwin   24 October 1874

Summary

GHD explains conduction, radiation, and convection.

His paper on political economy for Royal Institution lecture has reached 60 pages. Plans to send it to Contemporary Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54; 210.2: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9695

To G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874]

Summary

Writes about instructions to compositor and return of proofs [of Descent]. Requests return of 2d volume of Descent, to which he may want to refer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [24 Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9696

To G. H. Darwin   25 [October 1874]

Summary

Thanks GHD for clear lecture on heat.

Will keep paper on proportion of sexes, in case GHD wants it again.

Wants him to translate some pages of Swedish or Norwegian sent by A. W. Malm, "a good man".

Glad to see the statistical paper ["Theory of exchange value", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 17 (1875): 243–53].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9697

From Ernst Haeckel   26 October 1874

Summary

Thanks CD for Descent, 2d ed.

Comments on German edition of CD’s collected works.

Sales of his Anthropogenie [1874] in various countries.

Anticlericalism and progress of Darwinism in Germany.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9698

To W. W. Baxter   27 October [1874]

Summary

Orders two bottles of chlorodyne and bottles and corks of various sizes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  27 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9699

From J. V. Carus   27 October 1874

Summary

On German translation of Descent [3d German, 2d English ed.]. Lists some misprints in proofs.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 161: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9700

From T. L. Brunton   [29] October [1874]

Summary

Forwards a photograph he thought had been lost. Has noticed that the two sides of the face are often asymmetric in portrait busts and statues.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29] Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9701

To J. V. Carus   30 October 1874

Summary

Will soon send remaining sheets [of Descent, 2d English ed.]. Fears JVC’s errata have come too late for printing.

His new work [Insectivorous plants] will make a rather big book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  30 Oct 1874
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 112–113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9702
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