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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

From Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8?]

Summary

Asks if CD agrees with Carl Claus’s Grundzüge der Zoologie [3d ed. (1876)], in separating tunicates from molluscs.

Author:  Sigmund Fuchs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10336

To Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8?]

Summary

[Draft of letter for Francis Darwin to write to SF.] CD declines to express an opinion on SF’s query.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sigmund Fuchs
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 221v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10337

From Adolphe de Stillfried   [1877?]

Summary

Writes of his admiration for CD and requests an autograph or photo.

Author:  Adolphe de Stillfried
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10744

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [early 1877?]

Summary

Thanks WTT-D for his comments on and praise of his book [Forms of flowers].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [early 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 111: B58v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10758

From Alphonse de Candolle   January 1877

Summary

Introduces his son Casimir, who is visiting England.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10759

From Alpheus Hyatt   January 1877

Summary

Reports on his work. Relationships of shells found at Steinheim; attempts to elucidate the genesis of different forms.

Author:  Alpheus Hyatt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 357, 359
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10760

From E. A. Darwin   [1 January 1877]

Summary

Would like Price’s address.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10763

From Arthur Mellersh   1 January 1877

Summary

Has "the missing link" been found in New Guinea, as he read in the newspaper?

Offers CD the nest of a foreign bird pressed on him by a neighbour.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10764

To Octavian Blewitt   1 January 1877

Summary

A letter in support of [Ann Jane] Cupples’ request to the Royal Literary Fund for assistance. Her talent, industry, and need.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Octavian Blewitt
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan 96 RLF 1/2015/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10764F

To [E. M. Dicey?]   [1877]

Summary

Gives his opinion on the education of girls in physiology. Would regret that any girl who wished to learn physiology should be checked.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter; Elinor Mary Dicey
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10746
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