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From John Tyndall   2 February 1876

Summary

Tells CD of his engagement to Louisa, eldest daughter of Lord Claud Hamilton.

His investigations [into spontaneous generation] continue. He will deal with Bastian’s work [The modes of origin of lowest organisms (1871)].

The medical journals see that the end of the nonsense they have so long countenanced is nigh.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: C20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10377

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

JT will not quit the subject [of spontaneous generation] until light is let in on every cranny of the question.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10381

From John Tyndall   5 February 1876

Summary

The teapot is exquisite. Louisa says to say "the gift is worthy of the giver. Nothing higher can be said."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1876
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms. 84.2 (Box 3, Folder 39))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10382

From A. B. Buckley   12 February 1876

Summary

Thanks CD for letter complimenting her book. Responds to his comments on botany and geology in book.

Author:  Arabella Burton Buckley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10389

From S. B. Herrick   12 February 1876

Summary

Inquires whether insectivorous habit in plants supplements or replaces the normal method of plant nutrition.

Author:  Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe (Sophie) (Bledsoe) Herrick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10390

From Francis Galton   16 February 1876

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Summary

Sends packets of seeds of peas of different sizes [i.e., weights] for CD’s experiments; identifies size of the seeds that produced them. FG is experimenting "in the same direction" and is curious how his results will compare with CD’s.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 76: B3–B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10395

From Hermann Müller   16 February 1876

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Observations on hive- and humble-bees. Perforating habits differ in different individuals of the same species.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10396

From B. J. Edwards & Co.   16 February 1876

Summary

Sends set of illustrations for Expression marked to show those that could be improved for a future edition.

Author:  B. J. Edwards & Co.
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 163: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10398

From D. Appleton & Co.   18 February 1876

Summary

Encloses statement of sales of Origin, Expression, Descent, and Insectivorous plants to 1 Feb 1876.

Has charged against CD’s account half the cost of old plates from Judd for Variation. When will plates for new edition be sent?

Insectivorous plants not selling well because of general depression in business.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 159: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10401

From Lawson Tait   21 February 1876

Summary

RLT to review 2d ed. of Variation and write an article on Pangenesis.

Discussion of "Survival of the Fittest".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10405

From Arthur Nicols   24 February 1876

Summary

Is putting together a natural history book for intelligent children [The puzzle of life (1877)]; would like CD’s opinion on the project in general and on the completed first chapter in particular.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 172: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10408

From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1876

Summary

Sends cheque for Descent [2d ed., 1875 issue].

Has sent corrections to printer for Climbing plants

and Origin. Has ordered to print: 1250 copies of Origin,

500 of Climbing plants,

and 1000 of Naturalist’s voyage [Journal of researches].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 483
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10407

From R. F. Cooke   21 February 1876

Summary

Murray wishes to settle payments for Descent [2d ed., 11th thousand]. Over 500 copies of the 1000 printed have been sold.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 482
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10404
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