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To John Scott   1 July 1876

Summary

CD has read the two reports on culture of poppies with interest and has planted seeds.

Suggests an experiment for evidence on whether plants, thought merely varieties, are like species and fail to intercross, despite insect pollination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  1 July 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10555

To Edmund Gurney   8 July 1876

Summary

Read EG’s article ["Some disputed points in music", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 20 (1876): 106–30]. Diversity of musical taste in man indicates that it is acquired during individuals’ lives. The origin of the "sense of sublimity".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edmund Gurney
Date:  8 July 1876
Classmark:  LL 3: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10559

To C. F. Claus   9 July 1876

Summary

Thanks for copy of Claus’s book, Untersuchungen zur Erforschung der genealogischen Grundlage des Crustaceen-Systems: ein Beitrag zur Descendenzlehre (Studies on the investigation of the genealogical foundation of the Crustacea: a contribution to the theory of descent; Claus 1876).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Friedrich Claus
Date:  9 July 1876
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (1 December 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10559F

To G. H. Darwin   13 July [1876]

Summary

All rejoice that J. C. Adams thinks well of GHD’s work and will present his paper to the Royal Society.

Gives news of his other sons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  13 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10561

To J.-B. Liagre   18 July 1876

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of publications of the Académie royale de Belgique.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Baptiste Liagre
Date:  18 July 1876
Classmark:  Académie royale de Belgique (Bibliothèque et Archives)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10561F

To William Ogle   22 July [1876]

Summary

Would like to cite WO’s case of bees perforating white but not blue monkshood (Aconitum napellus) in his next book [Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 427–8]. Believes it is probably sterile if insects are excluded.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 16 (EH 88205914)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10563

To August Müller Beeck   31 July [1876]

Summary

CD refuses to send AMB a copy of one of his works. "I did think your request unreasonable, as I have to give from 50 to 100 copies of all my books to those who aid me.––"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  August Müller Beeck
Date:  31 July [1876]
Classmark:  Maggs Brothers (dealers) (19 August 1991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10567A

To Francis Darwin   [before 22 July 1876]

Summary

Asks FD to write on his behalf and say that he is unwilling to join a deputation [on vivisection] and that he believes in the need to protect physiology as well as lower animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 22 July 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10747
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