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From J. D. Hooker   [18 April 1876]

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JDH has heard from Asa Gray, who approves of the botany primer [Botany (1876)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10282

To G. C. Druce   25 April 1876

Summary

Thanks Naturalist Society and Club of Northampton for his election.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Claridge Druce
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy, One of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford (Druce Archives 5.0.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10427

From James Torbitt   1 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for response to query on what is an individual.

Sends paper on potatoes [see 10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10437

From T. H. Huxley   3 April 1876

Summary

A Dr Sarazin offers services as translator.

Will read CD’s letter about Robert Swinhoe to Royal Society Council and see what can be done for him.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10438

From Mary Treat   3 April 1876

Summary

Encloses Pinguicula specimens.

Believes she has found a new species of water-lily.

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10439

To James Torbitt   4 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for essay [Cras credemus: a treatise on the cultivation of the potato from the seed, having for proposed results the extinction of the disease (1876)] and seeds. Thinks principle on which JT is acting is right.

Cannot allow publication of his earlier letter [10368], as he cannot recall what he wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10440

From James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

Requests permission to publish CD’s previous letter [10440].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10441

To James Torbitt   6 April 1876

Summary

JT may publish CD’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10442

From James Torbitt   7 April 1876

Summary

Believes publishing CD’s letter will enable JT to suppress the potato disease several years sooner.

Returns CD’s answer to JT’s question "What is an individual?", and repeats his request for permission to publish it.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1876
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10443

From J. D. Hooker   8 April 1876

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Requests CD’s evaluation of the work of the entomologist Robert McLachlan, who is up for F.R.S. in competition with the physiologist A. H. Garrod.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 53–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10444

To J. D. Hooker   9 April [1876]

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McLachlan has as strong a claim to be F.R.S. as any entomologist, but Garrod’s work is of higher quality.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 404–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10445

From J. D. Hooker   11 April 1876

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Lists the 14 men elected to be F.R.S. Garrod defeated McLachlan.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10446

To Henry Bradshaw   12 April [1876]

Summary

Thanks HB for obtaining a translation by a learned rabbi of [the Naphtali Lewy] letter – "a real curiosity". [See 10430.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bradshaw
Date:  12 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10447

From James Torbitt   12 April 1876

Summary

JT still thinks CD’s opinions on "what is an individual?" should be published.

Seeking financial backing for his research.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10448

To G. J. Romanes   14 April 1876

Summary

Mentions receiving GJR’s paper on Medusae [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 524–31].

Will call on GJR in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.487)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10449

To Robert Bell   14 April [1876]

Summary

Suspects that the reported skeleton of a tailed man is that of some distinct animal [see 10432].

Amused by brief visit of strange man about whom RB had written.

Hopes that geology continues to flourish in Canada.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Bell
Date:  14 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10450

To James Torbitt   14 April 1876

Summary

Gives advice on breeding of blight-resistant potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 93; Belfast News-Letter, 22 April 1876, p. 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10451

From G. G. Stokes   14 April 1876

Summary

The Royal Society have not accepted R. L. Tait’s paper on insectivorous plants; it will be returned to CD, who submitted it.

Author:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 99: 92–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10452

From J. V. Carus   16 April 1876

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Queries about some references in Coral reefs and a list of misprints.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 69: A74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10453

From Hermann Brehmer   17 April 1876

Summary

Discusses geographic distribution of tuberculosis and possible explanations for disease-free areas and populations.

Does not think a local population with some distinct physiological character can properly be designated as a race. Thinks local conditions, not natural selection, responsible for such characters. Ernst Haeckel agrees. Asks CD’s opinion.

Author:  Hermann Brehmer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 285–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10454
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