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To George Bentham   12 July 1877

Summary

Thanks GB for corrections to chapter on cleistogamic flowers [Forms of flowers].

Asks for his opinion on "bloom"-producing plants in different climates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  12 July 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–84, GEB/1/3: f. 721)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11049

To G. C. Robertson   13 July [1877]

Summary

Thanks for offprints [of "Sketch of an infant", Collected papers 2: 191–200]. Several Germans have asked permission to translate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Croom Robertson
Date:  13 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 327
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11052

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   14 July [1877]

Summary

"Frank and I are working very hard on ""bloom"" and sleep" [movements]. Asks for succulent species for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  14 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 70–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11053

To Rudolph Ludwig   [16 July 1877]

Summary

Thanks RABL for his book on crocodiles [Fossile Crocodiliden (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Rudolph August Birminhold Sebastian (Rudolph) Ludwig
Date:  [16 July 1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.517)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11055

To J. M. F. Ludlow   16 July [1877]

Summary

Writes as a trustee of Down Friendly Society, which wishes to have one of its rules modified to permit the distribution of surplus funds. [Apparently an earlier draft of 11058.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow
Date:  16 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11057

To J. M. F. Ludlow   17 July [1877]

Summary

Wishes to have a resolution lately passed by the Down Friendly Society confirmed at the earliest convenience. [See also 11057.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow
Date:  17 July [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11058

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   18 July [1877]

Summary

Thanks him for various plants sent for experiments.

Frank [Darwin] has been feeding Drosera meat to study differences between fed and unfed plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  18 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 72–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11059

To C. G. Semper   18 July 1877

Summary

Thanks for CGS’s work [“Über Schneckenaugen” (1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  18 July 1877
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf (slg 60/Dok/56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11061

To J. M. F. Ludlow   20 July [1877]

Summary

Writes as a trustee of the Down Friendly Society. Hopes the Society will soon be permitted to distribute its surplus funds, as there is agitation to dissolve the club and divide its assets.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow
Date:  20 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11064

To the National Debt Office   [after 29 July 1877]

Summary

Writes as a trustee of Down Friendly Society about withdrawing some funds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  National Debt Office
Date:  [after 29 July 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11065

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 July [1877]

Summary

Describes experiments on sensitivity of plant leaves to water.

Frank [Darwin] has found that Drosera leaves fed with meat contain more starch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 74–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11066

To H. H. M. Herbert   20 July 1877

Summary

With 88 others signs a letter supporting the representation of natives in the legislative assembly of the Union of South Africa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th earl of Carnarvon
Date:  20 July 1877
Classmark:  The Times, 23 July 1877, p. 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11066F

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

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

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

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

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
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