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To ?   [1876?]


Complies with correspondent’s request; encloses photographs of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876 or later?]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10339

To ?   [1876]


Letter of reference giving his opinion of the character of a man who has been his footman for a year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10745

To William Robinson   4 January 1876


Thanks for the copies of the Garden, which contain a drawing of CD and notice of his work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robinson
Date:  4 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Nate D. Sanders (dealer) (28 September 2017, lot 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10346

To G. H. Darwin   8 January [1876]


Asks GHD to calculate average or mean heights of crossed and self-fertilised plant species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10348

To William Robinson   10 January [1876?]


Accepts WR’s offer of copies of the Garden for the next half-year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robinson
Date:  10 Jan [1876?]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (5 May 2008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10350

To W. H. Dallinger   [after 10 January 1876]


CD has read all of WHD’s and J. J. Drysdale’s papers [on spontaneous generation, monads, and the origin of life] and finds them the best work on the subject.

The function of bladders in Utricularia is not to float the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Dallinger
Date:  [after 10 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS CG/u/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10354

To Francis Galton   13 January [1876]


Thanks FG for his report [on the statistical validity of CD’s experiments; see Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 16–18]. Discusses FG’s comments, his own experiments, and the means by which the results may be analysed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  13 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10357

To Ernst Haeckel   15 January [1876]


Thanks EH for Arabische Korallen [1876].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  15 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 36 [9889])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10358

To Ernst Haeckel   21 January [1876]


EH’s Arabische Korallen is spirited, clear, and poetical. With respect to formation of islands, thinks EH lays too much stress on views of Ehrenberg. Admires drawings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  21 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 37 [9890])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10363

To Karl von Scherzer   24 January [1876]


Thanks for KHvS’s book [La province de Smyrne (1873)].

Discusses possible meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  24 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 38))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10364

To James Torbitt   26 January 1876


Obliged for Belfast Journal.

Almost impossible to determine what constitutes an individual. Definition for sexually reproducing organisms does not apply to lower ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  26 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10368

To Hubert Airy   27 January [1876?]


Agrees to aid HA in applying for membership in a society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  27 Jan [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10369

To Asa Gray   28 January 1876


Thanks for reviews of Insectivorous plants and of Climbing plants in Nation and American Journal Science [see 10329].

AG’s essay on seed dispersal ["Burs in the borage family", Am. Nat. 10 (1876): 1–4].

Preparing book on advantages of crossing [Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  28 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10370

To S. L. Lovén   28 January 1876


Thanks for SL’s [Études sur les echinoïdées (1875)]. Nothing could be more difficult than the homologies of this group.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Ludvig (Sven) Lovén
Date:  28 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Sven Lovéns arkiv, Inkommande brev, vol E1:3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10373

To J. D. Hooker   29 January 1876



Promises to vote for Lankester.

Acknowledges faults of R. L. Tait’s paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 95: 403
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10374
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