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To Anton Dohrn   2 June [1873]


Thanks AD for kind review of Expression. AD’s remarks on necessity of tracing development of functions are novel and valuable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  2 June [1873]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (D.O. autogr. 12/50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8933

To B. T. Lowne   3 June 1873


Comments on BTL’s book [The philosophy of evolution (1873)].

"You are a bold man to speak in favour of pangenesis."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Thompson Lowne
Date:  3 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8934

To George Cupples   7 June [1873]


Thanks for report on J. V. Carus’ lecture.

Glad to hear suspicion about J. H. Stirling groundless.

CD has not seen R. W. Emerson. In last two or three years has seen several Yankees. Saw a good deal of the Nortons [Charles Eliot and Susan Ridley Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  7 June [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.428)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8936

To A. A. L. P. Cochrane   [after 7 June 1873]


Is obliged because of health to decline the invitation [see 8938] to make a voyage on the Admiral’s ship. "… I must rest contented with past memories …"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane
Date:  [after 7 June 1873]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (20–1 July 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8938A

To László Dapsy   9 June 1873


Is glad to hear LD’s translation [of Origin (1873–4)] progresses well.

Offers to send a photograph of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Laszlo Dapsy
Date:  9 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 96: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8940

To Albert Günther   14 June [1873]


Thanks AG for information [unspecified]; so trifling an error will not alter his opinion that AG is "the most accurate of men".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  14 June [1873]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8943

To C. H. Blackley   14 June [1873]


Thanks for sending Experimental researches. He will read it as soon as he finishes a book in hand. [See 8965.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Harrison Blackley
Date:  14 June [1873]
Classmark:  Arbor 441–2 (September–October 1982): 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8943A

To E. W. Lane   23 June 1873


Thanks EWL for his book about hydropathy [Old medicine and new (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Wickstead Lane
Date:  23 June 1873
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.429)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8946

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   24 June 1873


Wishes JSBS to look over an abstract of his Drosera experiments and to answer some questions on it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  24 June 1873
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8948

To Federico Delpino   25 June [1873]


Discusses role of insects in crossing varieties of Lathyrus odoratus and other species.

Comments on Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)],

and Anton Kerner ["Die Schutzmittel des Pollens", Ber. Naturwiss. Med. Ver. Innsbruck, 3 (1873): 100–68].

Admires FD’s work on anemophilous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 June [1873]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8951

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   26 June [1873]


Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  26 June [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-08)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8952

To J. D. Hooker   28 June 1873


Thanks for Dionaea.

George Bentham’s last Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1873): viii–xxix]. Admires it greatly.

CD’s recent work leads him to a different theory [from GB’s] on the separation of the sexes of plants.

Huxley has been at Down working with CD on Drosera – very helpful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 263–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8956

To Charles Lyell   28 June [1873]


Thanks for the extract from the American paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  28 June [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8956F

To W. H. Flower   30 June 1873


Thanks for sending WHF’s lecture, ‘On palaeontological evidence of the modifications of animal forms’ (Flower 1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  30 June 1873
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8958F

To Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]


Sends FD £5 for the loan of his microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13794
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