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From W. B. Bowles   18 May 1877

Summary

Is less certain of views in letter of 17 May [10963]. Asserts interest in explaining the presence of "speaking monkeys", which occur in higher as well as lower classes.

Author:  William Burrows Bowles
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10965

From E. S. Morse   18 May 1877

Summary

Lectured on Darwinism in Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Buffalo, and to 3500 people in New York City.

Despite close friendship with Cope and Hyatt and many explanations by the latter, he cannot understand their views.

Thanks CD for appreciation of his papers.

Author:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10966

To W. H. Flower   19 May [1877]

Summary

Will be delighted to see WHF on 26th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  19 May [1877]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (15 July 2004)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967

From E. H. von Baumhauer   19 May 1877

Summary

CD elected unanimously as a foreign member of the Dutch Society of Sciences. [See 10970.]

Author:  Edouard Henri von Baumhauer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 230: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967A

To C. V. Riley   19 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for the 9th Report [on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri]. "What a pretty illustration of a sub-rudimentary organ is that of the saw-fly!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  19 May 1877
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (16–23 May 2019, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967F

To G. C. Robertson   22 May 1877

Summary

CD is gratified that GCR thinks "Sketch of an infant" [Collected papers 2: 191–200] worth publishing. Returns corrected proofs. Assures GCR he took pains to observe carefully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Croom Robertson
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Croom Robertson: MS ADD 88/9–15/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10968

From Asa Gray   22 May 1877

Summary

Asked C. E. Bessey whether Lithospermum longiflorum was dimorphic like its relatives. Encloses CEB’s reply.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 110: B53–7, DAR 165: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10969

To E. H. von Baumhauer    22 May 1877

Summary

Acknowledges election to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edouard Henri von Baumhauer
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10970

To G. J. Romanes   23 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for book by Grant Allen [Physiological aesthetics (1877)].

Comments on dispute over spontaneous generation.

The Council [of the Royal Society] will not print Frank Darwin’s paper on Dipsacus [in Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.].

Mentions GJR’s grafting experiments

and his investigation of spiritualism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 May 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.513)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10971

To C. H. Drinkwater   24 May 1877

Summary

Sends a contribution [£10] to CHD’s fundraising.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Henry Drinkwater
Date:  24 May 1877
Classmark:  Shrewsbury Chronicle, 12 January 1894, p. 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10971G

To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1877]

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Summary

CD has again become interested in "bloom" on plants; requests JDH’s help with seeds and plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 440–1; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10972

To G. J. Romanes   27 May [1877]

Summary

Discusses Francis Darwin’s paper on teasel [Dipsacus].

Comments on GJR’s investigation of spiritualism.

Comments on book by Grant Allen [Physiological aesthetics (1877)].

Invites him to visit

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 May [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.514, Mss.B.D25.546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10973

From G. H. Darwin   28 May 1877

Summary

Writes in detail about Cambridge offer of the honorary LL.D.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10974

From J. D. Hooker   29 May 1877

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JDH’s view of Thiselton-Dyer’s engagement to his daughter, Harriet.

JDH is pleased to help with "bloom" questions.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 82–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10975

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1877]

Summary

Has not yet received letter [about Cambridge honorary LL.D.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 May [1877]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR A26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10976

From J. D. Hooker   31 May 1877

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Responding to CD’s request for assistance with his study of "bloom", JDH sends seeds, a list of available plants, and a list of English wild plants with "bloom".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 104: 84–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10977

To J. D. Hooker   31 May 1877

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CD thanks JDH for assistance with "bloom" study.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 95: 442
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10978
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