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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

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

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 Charles and Francis Darwin to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   18 February 1876

Summary

Thanks for plants supplied from Kew.

On structure and function of leaf glands of certain plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  18 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 39–40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10402

From Charles and Francis Darwin to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   14 February [1876]

Summary

Asks for identification of a Cineraria which is self-sterile.

Fritz Müller’s letter on Cecropia [see 10384].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  14 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 22a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10391
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