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To T. M. Reade   12 October [1877]

Summary

CD is occupied with vegetable physiology.

Prefers to read MS when published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Mellard Reade
Date:  12 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  University of Liverpool Library (TMR1.D.7.3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11180

To C. T. E. von Siebold   15 October 1877

Summary

Thanks CTEvS for photographs of human abnormality;

regrets death of Rudolf von Willemoes-Suhm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
Date:  15 Oct 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.525)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11184

To Robert Damon   15 October 1877

Summary

Cannot give information requested. Seems incredible that mere contact should be poisonous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Damon
Date:  15 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 212–213)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11185

To Raphael Meldola   19 October [1877]

Summary

Interesting article by Fritz Müller on sexual selection in butterflies, Kosmos [1 (1877): 388–95].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  19 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11189

To John Tyndall   20 October 1877

Summary

Has read JT’s address ["Science and man", The Times, 2 October 1877, p. 8]. What JT says about CD honours and pleases him. JT’s short character of Faraday is beautiful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  20 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 26 (EH 88205964)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11193

To J. D. Hooker   21 October [1877]

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Summary

Welcomes JDH home from American expedition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 457–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11195

To W. C. Williamson   22 October [1877]

Summary

Specimen ruined in transit.

Drosera spathulata modified form of D. rotundifolia.

Sends reference regarding Bolbophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  22 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  James G. Zimmer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11196

To Raphael Meldola   22 October [1877]

Summary

Thinks Weismann would welcome a translation.

Was dissatisfied with Wallace’s article.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  22 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11197

To [Agnes Taylor?]   22 October [1877]

Summary

CD sends £5.5.0 with a formal note "as some aid to Mrs Beke", but does not wish to subscribe for Dr Beke’s work on Mt Sinai.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Agnes Taylor
Date:  22 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Morton Pepper (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11198

To R. I. Lynch   23 October [1877]

Summary

Asks for some seeds of coniferous plants. Wants to examine their first leaves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Date:  23 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11199

To W. E. Darwin   24 October [1877]

Summary

Returns [unspecified] enclosure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  24 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11205

To W. C. Williamson   24 October [1877]

Summary

Thanks WCW for sending specimens. Drosera spathulata must be descended from some form like D. rotundifolia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  24 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 March 1973)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11206

To W. E. Gladstone   25 October [1877]

Summary

Sends WEG the two articles [see 11163] with references.

CD thinks savages do not have names for shades of colours, which is curious since those he has known have names for every slight promontory or hill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ewart Gladstone
Date:  25 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 44455: 210)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11207

To C. E. Norton   25 October 1877

Summary

CD and Emma are delighted with forthcoming marriage of W. E. Darwin to Sara [Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  25 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1597)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11208

To J. D. Hooker   [26 October 1877]

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Summary

Requests seeds for experiments he and Frank are doing on automatic movements of cotyledons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 455–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11210

To Edward Atkinson   27 October 1877

Summary

Pleased the Senate has passed Grace conferring his LL.D.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Atkinson
Date:  27 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (Add 6582: 427)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11211

To G. H. Darwin   [after 28 October 1877]

Summary

Has given dates [for the Cambridge University honorary degree] to the Vice-Chancellor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11216

To Raphael Meldola   31 October [1877]

Summary

Hopes RM finds a publisher [for his translation of Weismann’s Studien].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  31 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11217

To Emil Ertl   [31 October 1877]

Summary

Sends autograph and wishes EE success in his scientific studies and career.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emil Adolf Viktor (Emil) Ertl
Date:  [31 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 634 26 November 1985)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11217A

To James Cartmell   [November 1877]

Summary

Regrets he cannot accept JC’s invitation to the [Master’s] Lodge [of Christ’s College] when he comes to Cambridge to accept his LL.D., as his health demands he stay quite by himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Cartmell
Date:  [Nov 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 26v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11218
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