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To J. D. Hooker   14 December 1874

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Thanks JDH for his and Huxley’s countering of the false attack on George [Darwin] by Mivart. Encloses a note to Mivart on which he asks JDH’s opinion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 350–1, DAR 97: C73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9757

To John Murray   14 December 1874

Summary

Sends a suggested title [for Insectivorous plants?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  14 Dec 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 342–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9758

To St. G. J. Mivart   14 December 1874

Summary

Asks StGJM to confirm that he is the author of the article on Tylor and Lubbock ["Primitive man", Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 40–77] in which an attack was made on George Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  14 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9759

To John Lubbock   15 December [1874]

Summary

Asks JL to send ten shillings for the Down Friendly Club.

Has just read JL’s paper on bees and wasps [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 110–39]. Is astonished by their stupidity. The experiments on colour are especially good. Suggests JL examine their retinas; sends enclosure [missing] on eyes of reptiles and birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  15 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (Rathbone XXI.12.3: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9760

From O. G. Rejlander   15 December 1874

Summary

Awakened by a mouse scratching at night, he mewed like a cat and the mouse disappeared.

Sending a group of stuffed sparrows.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 176: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9761

To G. J. Romanes   16 December 1874

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Thanks GJR for copy of his book [Christian prayer and general laws (1874)].

Discusses breeding and sterility.

Discusses experiments to test Pangenesis. Cites useful references.

Suggests GJR visit Kew gardens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  16 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.455)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9762

From George King   18 December 1874

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Sends three specimens of Aldrovanda verticulata.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763

To Daniel Oliver   18 December 1874

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Asks four favours: sort out confusion about the name Byblis gigantea or grandiflora; can he see dried specimens of Genlisea ornata; is there a more recent list of Drosera spp. than Steudel 1841; are there at Kew any dried specimens of Utricularia montana collected from the plant’s native haunts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763F

From W. W. Reade   18 December [1874]

Summary

Bishop J. W. Colenso supports his old contention that the Kaffirs (including Zulus of South Africa) are Negroes.

[Horace Waller’s] The last journals of David Livingstone [in central Africa (1874)] cites CD’s plant research and has many facts "for Darwin".

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9764

From Daniel Oliver   19 December 1874

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Sends Utricularia montana and Byblis species.

Drosera census numbers 100 species.

Genlisea distinguished from Utricularia.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9765

To Henry Sidgwick   19 December 1874

Summary

Thanks for his Methods of ethics [1874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Sidgwick
Date:  19 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9765F

To J. D. Hooker   20 December 1874

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Asks JDH to help G. J. Romanes, who wishes to try Pangenesis experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 352–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9766

From Ernst Haeckel   20 December 1874

Summary

Discusses his Anthropogenie [1874]. Remarks on the tables.

Has CD received Friedrich von Hellwald’s Culturgeschichte [1875]?

Plans research trip to the Mediterranean.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9767

From J. D. Hooker   21 December 1874

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His view of Huxley’s cutting Mivart without explanation. States his own intentions. Mivart’s apology in October Quarterly Review is abominable.

Has heard of a Drosophyllum in Edinburgh. Is it too late?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 236–8; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 2.214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9768

To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1874]

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Thanks THH and Hooker for defending George Darwin against Mivart’s libel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9769

To J. D. Hooker   22 December 1874

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Expresses his gratitude to JDH and Huxley in the Mivart affair. Thinks he should write directly to Mivart, if Mivart does not retract.

Would be glad to have another Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 354–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9770

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1874

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Will help Romanes. Offers Kew’s facilities for experiments. Is writing to the Board [of Works?] about a physiological laboratory, which Sir Philip Joddrell has offered to build. Thinks Government should support original research like Romanes’.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 239–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9771

To G. J. Romanes   23 December 1874

Summary

Urges GJR to visit Hooker at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.456)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9772

From T. H. Huxley   23 December 1874

Summary

Entirely sympathises with CD about Mivart’s attack on George. THH has had a letter from Mivart in which he pleads guilty, but THH has decided there is no patching the matter up. Advises against doing anything unless Mivart takes initiative.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 356–7; DAR 166: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9773

To Arnold Dodel   23 December 1874

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Thanks AD-P for sending his work, not yet received, on evolution [Die neuere Schöpfungsgeschichte (1875)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arnold Dodel-Port
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek, Zürich (Ms. Z VIII 417.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9775
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