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From Nemo   [1876?]


A believer in evolution seeks to convince CD that a spiritual creative force, rather than natural selection, explains its operation.

Author:  Nemo
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10333

From J. D. Hooker   4 July 1876



JDH hopes Thiselton-Dyer does not discourage Frank’s investigation of insectivorous plants.

Preparing new editions of botany text-books.

His marriage is set for August.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10556

From C. F. Martins   5 July 1876


Richard Gordon’s French translation of Climbing plants [1877] is half printed.

In Martins’ Introduction to [Éd. Barbier’s translation of] Insectivorous plants [1877] he wants to include a complete bibliography of CD’s works: their extent is not generally known in France.

Author:  Charles Frédéric Martins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10557

From Andrew Clark   8 July 1876


Directions for diet and exercise, with psychological counsel.

Author:  Andrew Clark, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.9: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10558

From A. R. Wallace   23 July 1876


Responds to CD’s comments and criticism of Geographical distribution.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 106: B126–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10564

From William Ogle   23 July 1876



Recounts his observations on the different ways bees perforate flowers of white and blue varieties of monkshood. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p 428.]

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10565

From Wilhelm Breitenbach   26 July 1876


Observations on pollinia of Orchis maculata

and on Primula elatior. [On latter, see Forms of flowers, p. 34.]

Author:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 111: B50–4; DAR 160: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10566

From Casimir de Candolle   30 July 1876


Experimenting on climbing plants.

Has no further information on Dionaea.

Author:  Anne Casimir Pyramus (Casimir) de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10567

From Lawson Tait   4 August [1876]


Wishes to make CD an Honorary Member of the Birmingham Natural History Society.

RLT has attempted [in a paper] to apply evolution to moral life.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10570

From Lawson Tait   8 August 1876


Proposes to work on the origin of diseases; is going to study syphilis.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10574

From Milan Radovanović   18 August 1876


Sends Serbian edition of Ernst Haeckel’s Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte translated by his late brother.

Serbian edition of Origin, translated by MMR, not yet published because of war with Turks.

Author:  Milan Marinković (Milan) Radovanović
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10580

From George Rolleston   18 August 1876


Sends three of his anthropological papers.

CD understates his case when he says the mandibular wattle of the "Irish greyhound pig" has no analogue or homologue.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10581

From G. J. Romanes   [after 23 September 1876]


No results yet with graft-hybrids.

Has been writing a paper.

"Lankester seems to have doubled up [H.] Slade [the medium] in fine style".

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10584

From J. A. Ransome-Marriott   1 September 1876


Reports on rats that gnawed holes in lead pipes.

Author:  John Arthur Ransome-Marriott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10586

From Gaston de Saporta   2 September 1876


Claims to have proved the great antiquity of several plant races. But this does not contradict the tendency to vary. Insists that heredity can make permanent varieties of sufficient duration to occur as fossils.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10587

From P. A. Hanaford   3 September 1876


PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Author:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10588

From Hermann Müller   4 September 1876


Bombus mastrucatus, an alpine bee, conforms to his observations that B. terrestris breaks open the flowers of Trifolium pratense. However, in the Alps, B. terrestris does not behave this way.

Gentiana species are adapted to lepidopteran cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10589

From Wilhelm Breitenbach   11 September 1876


His research on Orchis maculata.

Discusses effect of disuse of anthers in Salvia officinalis.

Pleased CD can use his observations on Primula elatior.

Author:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10595

From J. D. Hooker   13 September 1876



JDH’s condolences at Amy Darwin’s death.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 104: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10597

From Johann von Fischer   [before 15 September 1876]


Describes behaviour of apes and monkeys in presenting coloured hindquarters.

Author:  Johann von Fischer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 120, 120a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10598
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