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To ?   15 February 1876

Summary

Thanks correspondent for present of book [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10393

To ?   25 February 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (Palsbo Ac, sp. 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10410

To ?   3 February 1876

Summary

Sends autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (19 March 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10378

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

To John Tyndall   4 February 1876

Summary

Sends congratulations and a teapot on the occasion of JT’s engagement.

Is pleased JT is not giving up on the spontaneous generation question. Feels strongly that subject will not be clear until it is understood how J. S. Burdon Sanderson and others succeeded in getting bacteria in infusions they had boiled for a long time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  4 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 24 (EH 88205962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10379

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [4 February 1876]

Summary

Congratulates WTT-D on [election of E. Ray Lankester to] Linnean Society.

Mentions visit to Royal Society.

Pleased to see George Bentham looking well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [4 Feb 1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 56–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10380

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

To Eduard Koch?   6 February 1876

Summary

Discusses use by correspondent of clichés from one of his books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Koch
Date:  6 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.273a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10383

To Società dei Naturalisti di Modena   8 February 1876

Summary

Thanks for his election as an Honorary Member

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Società dei Naturalisti di Modena
Date:  8 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Società dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10383F

To Fritz Müller   [9 February 1876]

Summary

Has sent FM’s letter on to Nature ["Brazil kitchen middens, habits of ants, etc.", Nature 13 (1876): 304–5].

Would be grateful for Ceropegia seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  [9 Feb 1876]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 38) (EH 88205868)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10384

To H. T. Stainton   11 February [1876]

Summary

Has signed enclosure [Royal Society nomination for McLachlan] with pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10385

To A. C. Thomson   11 February 1876

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Christie Thomson
Date:  11 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10386

To A. B. Buckley   11 February [1876]

Summary

Comments on her new book [A short history of natural science (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arabella Burton Buckley
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10387

To [Post Office Savings Bank]   11 February [1876]

Summary

Writes regarding affairs of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Post Office Savings Bank
Date:  11 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10388

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

To J. J. Weir   14 February [1876]

Summary

Declines invitation to accompany JJW to Crystal Palace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  14 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10392

From Francis Galton   16 February 1876

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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
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