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To F. J. Cohn   26 September [1876]


Invites him to visit Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Date:  26 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10618

To J. V. Carus   27 September 1876


Sends first sheets of Cross and self fertilisation. The book is a very dull record of experiments, but nevertheless CD believes it is valuable for its remarkable and well-established results.

Orchids [2d ed.] will soon go to the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  27 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 147–148)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10619

From W. H. Flower   27 September 1876


Identifies South American fossils in photographs sent by John Van der Weyde.

Author:  William Henry Flower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10620

To Francis Darwin   27 [September 1876]


Sends last chapter of Orchids [1877] for revision.

Has some articles that might interest FD.

Has invited Ferdinand Cohn and his wife to Down but hopes they will not come.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  27 [Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10621

From M. L. Baxter   28 September 1876


Sends J. H. Baxter, Statistics, medical and anthropological [2 vols. (1875)]; asks CD’s opinion on correlation of stature with certain types of diseases.

Author:  Myron Leslie Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622

From W. E. Darwin   28 September [1876]


Recommends that CD buy a plot of land.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10622F

To Francis Darwin   [28 September 1876]


Sends [unidentified] volume for FD.

Ferdinand Cohn is coming to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10623

To W. C. Marshall   29 September [1876]


Mr Laslett, a builder, will meet WCM on Tuesday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  29 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.500)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10624

To W. E. Darwin   29 September [1876]


Discusses the purchase of some land;

plans to visit Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10625

To John van der Weyde   29 September 1876


Thanks JVdW for photographs of fossils; [W. H.] Flower has identified them as Toxodon and Mylodon.

Sends suggestions for collecting fossil mammals in Argentina and Uruguay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John J. (John) Van der Weyde
Date:  29 Sept 1876
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations. Manuscripts and Archives Division. (Charles Robert Darwin miscellaneous file)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10626

To J. V. Carus   [early October 1876]


Tells JVC that to the title on the first page [of Cross and self-fertilisation] is to be added "in the vegetable kingdom".

Guesses that Orchids [2d ed.] will be 20 or 30 pages longer than the old edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  [early Oct 1876]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 66–67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10627

From Otto Zacharias   2 October 1876


Can CD send sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation as previously promised? OZ writing article on subject ["Darwin über Kreuzung und Selbstbefruchtung im Pflanzenreiche", Das Ausland (1877)].

German Darwinists preparing a Darwin album with photographs of themselves as gift.

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 184: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10628

To Francis Darwin   2 October [1876]


Thanks FD for corrections [to Orchids (1877)].

Thinks Johann von Fischer’s paper on monkeys’ rumps [Der Zoologische Garten 17 (1876): 116–27, 174–9] worth translating, and he intends to write a letter on it to Nature [Collected papers 2: 207–11].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10629

From Francis Darwin   [after 2 October 1876]


Sorry the corrections were so tedious, and offers to do revises.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Oct 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10629F

From George Cross   4 October 1876


Drosera plants grown with insects excluded have developed normally.

Author:  George Cross
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 268
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10630

From Hermann Müller   4 October 1876


He has never observed the straight line flight routes in male humble-bees that CD reports.

His last letter was in error: alpine Bombus terrestris does break into some flowers.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10631

To Otto Zacharias   5 October [1876]


The sheets of Cross and self-fertilisation will be sent to OZ as they become ready.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  5 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/03)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10632

To George Cross   6 October [1876]


CD is much interested in a change in Drosera reported by GC, but "rather doubts" exclusion of insects can have caused it; would like to see the plant and suggests sending it to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cross
Date:  6 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10633

To William Clowes & Sons   7 October [1876]


Approves the type for Orchids [2d ed.]. The printer should advise Murray that it will be 300 pages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Clowes & Sons
Date:  7 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections (Charles Darwin / Evolution Collection Mss 28 Correspondence Box 4: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10634

To Francis Darwin   8 October [1876]


Sends an article for FD.

Is glad he is able to work on his teasel paper [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1878): 4–8]; suggests some observations FD could make.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  8 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10635
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