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From Sigmund Fuchs   [1877–8?]


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

From G. J. Romanes   [after 8 January 1877]


Returns E. Haeckel’s Perigenesis [der Plastidule (1876)]. EH’s "plastidules" do not differ from Spencer’s "physiological units". Does not see that biology gains anything from EH’s theory.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10554

From Adolphe de Stillfried   [1877?]


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

From E. A. Darwin   17 [1877?]


Wants Francis [Rhodes] Darwin’s address; also asks if CD has heard "the great news".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 [1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B94–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10754

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [before 17 January 1877]


Remarks on the difference between the sexes in Restionaceae and other subjects – occasioned by reading the introduction [to Forms of flowers].

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 111: B55–8r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10757

From Alphonse de Candolle   January 1877


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


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 Thomas Belt   [before 18] January 1877


TB is seeking a Government grant through the Royal Society so that he can give up his business and pursue his work on the glacial period; wants CD to support him with a note to Hooker.

Author:  Thomas Belt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18] Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10761

From E. A. Darwin   [1 January 1877]


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


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

From T. A. B. Spratt   2 January 1877


TABS is pleased that CD found something of interest in his researches in Crete [Travels and researches in Crete (1869)].

Author:  Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10767

From Julius Sachs   6 January 1877


Sends photographs of himself.

Thanks CD for book [Cross and self-fertilisation]

and Francis Darwin for publications.

Author:  Julius Sachs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10772

From George Hodgskin   6 January 1877


Sends nest of a Uruguayan bird.

Author:  George Hodgskin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 225
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10773

From Otto Zacharias   7 January 1877


Discusses publication of CD’s essays in three German popular periodicals.

Haeckel is ill.

German translation of George Darwin, "Marriage between first cousins" [1875] has sold 250 copies.

Author:  Otto Zacharias
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 184: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10775

From Allen Stoneham   11 January 1877


Has read CD’s note on the scarcity of holly berries ["Holly berries" (1877), Collected papers 2: 189–90] resulting from the scarcity of bees. Believes the shortage of bees resulted from the wet year 1875, which led to a very poor honey harvest.

Author:  Allen Stoneham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10778

From G. M. Tracy   11 January 1877


Observations on and explanations of the scarcity of fruit and berries (especially holly berries) evident that year.

Author:  George Murton Tracy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10779

From H. W. Bates   11 January 1877


Encloses extract [missing] on a caterpillar.

Mentions William Buckler’s magnificent drawings of caterpillars [The larvae of the British butterflies and moths, Ray Soc. (1886–91)], but doubts Buckler will lend them for any Darwinian purpose. John Hellins has a portion of drawings and is more liberal.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10780

From T. M. Reade   12 January 1877


TMR’s address ["Geological time" (Presidential Address, 1876), Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 3 (1878): 211–35] not yet published. Will send copy.

Author:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1877
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (TMR2.D.1.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10782

From Francis Galton   12 January 1877


Would like to see essay [on effects of conscription in France, see 10774]. Knows of Swiss memoir to the same effect. Author says Swiss yeomen apt to leave homestead to sickly son. Landed populations deteriorate.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10783

From Emile Alglave   13 January 1877


Asks whether CD has any observations to make on J. R. L. Delboeuf’s article ["Les mathématiques et la transformisme"] in Revue Scientifique [2d ser. 29 (1877): 669–79]. He would be pleased to receive a letter or article for publication.

Author:  Émile Alglave
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10786
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