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To ?   4 July [1877?]

Summary

Passes judgment on photo of embryological interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  4 July [1877?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (23 July 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11590

To ?   [before 22 May 1877?]

Summary

Writes as Treasurer of the Down Friendly Society; discusses financial matters related to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 22 May 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8932

To Nature   24 February [1877]

Summary

Darwin consents to his correspondence with Pieter Harting being published in Nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  24 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  The 19th Century Shop (dealers) (July 2004)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9872F

To Nature   21 November [1877]

Summary

Sends letter from Fritz Müller [11191] containing observations on plants and insects of South Brazil, with prefatory comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  21 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  Nature, 29 November 1877, p. 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11245

To Nature   15 August [1877]

Summary

CD forwards letter from F. J. Cohn [11093] that provides confirmation of observations by Francis Darwin on the contractile filaments protruded from the glands of Dipsacus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  15 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Nature, 23 August 1877, p. 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11108

To ?   30 March 1877

Summary

Sends autograph as requested.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  30 Mar 1877
Classmark:  L’Autographe (dealers) (1997?)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10918F

To ?   7 June 1877

Summary

Thanks correspondent for his essay and kind allusions [to Cross and self-fertilisation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 June 1877
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (MA 9975)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10989

From ?   13 June 1877

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Summary

Objects to the passage about the Irish quoted by CD in Descent [1: 174].

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 69: A12–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10998

To ?   24 June [1877]

Summary

Advises correspondent on adopting a career; "each person shd. follow his natural bent & improve his special abilities".

Strongly recommends study of J. S. Mill’s Logic.

His own zeal for science was most stimulated by Herschel’s Introduction to the study of natural philosophy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 June [1877]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (25 July 1972); Kobunso (dealer) (1974)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11014

To ?   26 June [1877]

Summary

Asks for a copy [of an unknown item] to be sent to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 June [1877]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (5 May 2008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11016F

To ?   26 February 1877

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of a publication from a German author. Hopes that the German will not be too difficult to understand in an "important & abstruse" subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Feb 1877
Classmark:  eBay (September 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10871A

From E. A. Darwin   27 January [1877]

Summary

Carlyle hoped CD had not been annoyed by that forged letter, which was the reverse of his opinion. [Enclosed is a published extract, said to be taken from a Thomas Carlyle letter, which denies CD’s intellect and regrets his influence.]

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11333

From R. I. Lynch   [July 1877 or later]

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Summary

Cotyledon sleep movement in Haematoxylon.

Author:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1877 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 209.9: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11385

From R. I. Lynch   [before 14 September 1877]

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Summary

Notes the movements of leaves of Euphorbia jacquiniaeflora in response to light intensity.

Author:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 14 Sept 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11415

From Marcellin de Bonnal   [1877]

Summary

Asks CD why some living forms have evolved and others have not.

Author:  Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13779

To John Price   8 September [1877–80?]

Summary

Kind of JP to send notes on horses, but will not write on subject again.

Erasmus Darwin has not left his house for three years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  8 Sept [1877-80]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13836

From G. J. Romanes   [before 6 June 1877]

Summary

Notes on natural selection; discussion of factors mitigating the swamping influence of intercrossing on incipient variations.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 June 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 139–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13839

From M. T. Masters   [before 13 December 1877]

Summary

Thanks CD for his specimen of "self-containedness". Some of the bromeliads will flower under similar treatment, but MTM does not know whether they seed.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 13 Dec 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4888

From H. N. Ellacombe   30 July [1877]

Summary

Sends a specimen of Schrankia.

Author:  Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6298

From T. A. Edison   7 December 1877

Summary

Offers to send green insects that give off a powerful odour of napthalene.

Author:  Thomas Alva Edison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1877
Classmark:  DAR 163: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11271
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