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To Nature   [before 13 March 1873]


Recounts instances suggesting that animals have a sense of direction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 13 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nature, 13 March 1873, p. 360
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8809

To T. M. Hughes   13 March [1873]


Is glad and proud to honour the memory of Adam Sedgwick [d. 1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas McKenny Hughes
Date:  13 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS.Add. 7652/III I.11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8810

To G. M. Humphry   14 March 1873


Sorry that his health prevents him attending a meeting to honour Adam Sedgwick.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Murray Humphry
Date:  14 Mar 1873
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) 13 December 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8810F

To F. P. Cobbe?   18 March [1873?]


CD has discovered correspondent intends to present a petition to the House of Commons on which CD’s is the sole signature. Asks that his name be erased unless other signatures are added.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  18 Mar [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8814

To Thomas Meehan   19 March [1873]


Does not understand TM’s views on sex and vitality.

Agrees no real "essences" in genera, only broken groups of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Meehan
Date:  19 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8816

To William Pengelly   19 March [1873]


Thanks WP for his accounts of sagacity of dogs. "I can believe almost anything about them."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Pengelly
Date:  19 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Documenting History (dealers) (1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817

To Arthur Nicols   [20 March 1873]


Responds to Nichols’ observations on sense of smell in cats and dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Date:  [20 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nicols 1885, p. 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817G

To William Turner   21 March [1873]


Sends £10 subscription for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  21 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8818

To Raphael Meldola   26 March [1873]


Thanks RM for note on ocelli.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350, Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8823

To T. L. Brunton   26 March 1873


Thanks for Indian [Medical] Gazette. Comments on article.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  26 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 143: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8825

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   29 March 1873


Reports that he has not received JSBS’s book on histology and physiology [Sanderson ed., Handbook for the physiological laboratory (1873)], which Edward Emmanuel Klein told CD’s son was to be sent. He asks for information so that he may thank Dr Klein. [Klein and Michael Foster were co-authors with JSBS.]

He has returned the Gazette to Dr T. L. Brunton. [See 8825.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  29 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 147: 406
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8829A

To the Medical Times and Gazette   [before 29 March 1873]


Advertising a testimonial for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Medical Times and Gazette
Date:  [before 29 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Medical Times and Gazette, 29 March 1873, p. 350
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8829F

To Marian Evans   30 March [1873]


Asks whether the Litchfields may call on her. "My wife complains that she has been very badly treated and that I ought to have asked permission for her to call on you with me when we next come to London: but I tell her that I still have some shreds of modesty."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Marian (Mary Anne) Evans
Date:  30 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Armacost Library, University of Redlands, California
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8831

To A. W. Bennett   11 March [1873]


Asks about woodblocks of illustrations for Climbing plants [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  11 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.438)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9350

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March 1873


[Empty cover]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  [4 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13905F

To Henry Willett   26 March [1873]


CD subscribes an additional £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wealden Exploration Fund
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8251

To Agnes Haeckel   [before 3 March 1873]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Agnes Haeckel
Date:  [before 3 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus, Jena (Bestand A [34831])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8703F

To Henry Reeks   5 March [1873]


Thanks for HR’s valuable remarks about Expression, and returns HRs copy, signed.

Discusses some of HR’s anecdotes about children sucking their tongues.

Admits that the youth who trembled so that he could not reload his gun after killing his first snipe was himself, when a school-boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Date:  5 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (James Needham Papers: Collection 21-23-479, Box 3: 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8796F

To James Crichton-Browne   4 March [1873]


Pleased that JC-B will review Expression.

Fears he will not be able to improve the book with JC-B’s "wonderfully curious" photographs because Murray printed such a large edition.

Would be glad to have JC-B’s notes on inheritance – "a most important subject".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  4 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8798

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1873]


Distressed by the poor health of GHD and Horace. Asks them to come home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8799
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