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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 [July 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the plants.

Is doubtful whether he will make out anything about "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  26 [July 1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11072

To F. J. Cohn   26 July 1877

Summary

Comments on paper by Francis Darwin ["Glandular hairs of the common teasel", Q. J. Microsc. Sci. 17 (1877): 169–74, 245–72].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Date:  26 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 143: 266
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11073

From A. H. Sayce   27 July 1877

Summary

Having read CD’s article in Mind ["Biographical sketch of an infant", Collected papers 2: 191–200], AHS questions CD about the child’s first attempts at speech, hoping to throw light on the origin of language.

Author:  Archibald Henry Sayce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11074

From W. G. Smith   27 July 1877

Summary

Has examined some sea-kale and iris leaves sent by CD and does not think the scars are caused by fungus but rather through the action of insects. Feels "bloom" may protect leaves from such insect attack.

Author:  Worthington George Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11075

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   28 July [1877]

Summary

Thanks R. I. Lynch for his MS on Averrhoa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  28 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11076

To A. H. Sayce   28 July 1877

Summary

Thinks "mum" comes from shutting the mouth repeatedly as a sign of wanting to eat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Henry Sayce
Date:  28 July 1877
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Eng. lett. d. 63, fols. 51–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11077

To Bartholomäus von Carneri   28 July 1877

Summary

Thanks BvC for his letter and will read the references concerning instinct.

"I can see that the discussion of the Philosophy of Evolution is at present very important."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomäus von Carneri
Date:  28 July 1877
Classmark:  Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Handschriftensammlung (Kryptonachlass of von Carneri)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11077F

From Oswald Heer   29 July 1877

Summary

Comments on Forms of flowers.

Describes his work on fossil plants collected in the Arctic.

Notes work on Ginkgo.

Author:  Oswald Heer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11078

To Thomas Druitt   29 July [1877]

Summary

Writes as a trustee of the Down Friendly Society to ask whether the Bank will act as their agent in withdrawing funds from the National Debt Office.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Druitt
Date:  29 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11079

From A. H. Sayce   30 July 1877

Summary

Thanks CD for statement about children’s speech. Asks permission to quote him in his forthcoming book.

Author:  Archibald Henry Sayce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11080

To James Torbitt   30 July 1877

Summary

Makes suggestions regarding statement on potato experiments to be published in Daily News.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  30 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 148: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11081

From J. F. McLennan   30 July 1877

Summary

Sees abortion as a refinement of infanticide; all such practices originate in female infanticide. Herbert Spencer’s over-speculation.

Author:  John Ferguson McLennan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11082

To T. H. Farrer   31 July [1877]

Summary

THF is seeking advice regarding the selection of an entomologist to carry out some duties [apparently pest destruction].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 July [1877]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11083

From Alphonse de Candolle   31 July 1877

Summary

Thanks for Forms of flowers.

In his Monographiae phanerogamarum [vol. 1 (1878)] he discusses transitional forms of dioecism in three genera of Smilax.

Criticises CD’s use of the words "purpose" and "end", but acknowledges that in English they can mean both cause and effect.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11084

From R. I. Lynch   [before 28 July 1877]

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Summary

Sleep movements of Averrhoa bilimbi leaves.

Author:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 July 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11117

From R. I. Lynch   [before 28 July 1877]

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Sleep movements of Averrhoa bilimbi.

Author:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 July 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 209.14: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11118

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 W. E. Darwin   [12 or 19 July 1877]

Summary

Discusses an experiment.

His dogs appear to have rabies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 or 19] July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.5: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10743

To Williams & Norgate   [7 July? 1877]

Summary

Asks for Tom. 23 of the Bulletin de la Soc. Bot. de France to be purchased for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [7, 17 or 27] July 1877
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (27 November 2018, lot 85)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10759F

To Alfred Espinas   [before 1 July 1877]

Summary

As AE hardly admits evolution, they view all subjects differently.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Date:  [before 1 July 1877]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL: tipped into Espinas 1877
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11027
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