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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

From G. H. Darwin   23 October 1877

Summary

Loss of water from leaf surfaces; action of a still air layer.

Proposal for CD’s LL.D.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11200

From W. C. Williamson   23 October 1877

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Summary

Sends plant specimens for CD’s examination for genetic affinity with Drosera rotundifolia

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 86: B14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11201

From W. E. Gladstone   23 October 1877

Summary

Accepts CD’s offer to send numbers of Kosmos.

WEG thinks the evidence from Homer’s text is conclusive that his "discrimination of colour was as defective as his sense of form and of motion was exact and lively".

Author:  William Ewart Gladstone
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 165: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11202

From E. M. Holmes   23 October 1877

Summary

Sends seeds of plants for CD to elucidate floral anatomy.

Author:  Edward Morell Holmes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11203

From T. F. Cheeseman   23 October 1877

Summary

Sends his paper on Selliera fertilisation [Trans. & Proc. N. Z. Inst. 9 (1876): 542–5]; contrasts it to CD’s description of Leschenaultia [Collected papers 2: 162–5].

Describes the irritability of Glossostigma elationoides which he concludes is a mechanism to ensure cross-fertilisation.

Author:  Thomas Frederick Cheeseman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Nature, 27 December 1877, pp. 163–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11204

From W. E. Darwin   24 October 1877

Summary

Asks for key and letter to be sent to him at the New University Club in London.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11204F

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

From William Saville-Kent   25 October 1877

Summary

Enlists CD’s support for a marine biological research institution to be built soon on Jersey.

Author:  William Saville-Kent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 169: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209

From Edward Atkinson   25 October 1877

Summary

CD awarded honorary LL.D. degree by Cambridge University. [See 11212.]

Author:  Edward Atkinson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 230: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11209A

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

From G. H. Darwin   [28 October 1877]

Summary

Writes again about arrangements for the honorary degree ceremony.

Has been working on tides, which he is almost certain have altered the obliquity of the ecliptic.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11213

From W. M. Moorsom   28 October 1877

Summary

Sends extract reporting elephants that get drunk on a plant.

Author:  Warren Maude Moorsom
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11214

From J. P. Chesney   28 October 1877

Summary

Gives a detailed description of the "Colorado Giant" found near Pueblo, alleged to be a fossil man with a tail. [See also 11272.]

Author:  Jesse Portman Chesney
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11215

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
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