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To ?   28 November [1873]

Summary

Will not require assistance of correspondent’s cousin in correcting his MS [2d ed. of Descent]. His son [George] will undertake it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9163

To Charles Lyell   [9 November 1873 or 26 April or 6 December 1874]

Summary

Arranges a visit to CL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [9 Nov] 1873 or [26 Apr or 6 Dec] 1874
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8715

To Down School Board   [after 29 November 1873]

Summary

CD, Sir John Lubbock, Ellen Frances Lubbock, and S. E. Wedgwood, petition the Board to grant permission for the school hall to be used as a reading room in the evening during winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down School Board
Date:  [after 29 November 1873]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (P/123/25/31/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9122

To J. P. Thomasson?   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks for the paragraph, which he had not seen and now returns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Pennington Thomasson
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Hull University Archives (Thomasson family papers: U DX163/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126F

To John Fiske   3 November [1873]

Summary

CD is glad to hear of nature of JF’s work;

proposes that JF call when CD comes to London.

Has read JF’s attack on Agassiz ["Agassiz and Darwinism"] in Popular Science Monthly [3 (1873): 692–705].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (FK 1110-1112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9127

To Virginius Dabney   3 November 1873

Summary

Thanks VD for information on caterpillars selecting food plants from within one family,

and on similar behaviour in hogs, which will not eat any plants from a family containing some poisonous members.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Virginius Dabney
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 56 MSS 3082-a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9128

To J. D. Hooker   3 November [1873]

Summary

Discusses experiments and observations on pitchers [of Nepenthes]. Suggests procedures for JDH to follow.

Any plant of any family with a terminal or with any lateral leaflets greatly reduced would be interesting to CD for studying spontaneous movements.

Has not received Eucalyptus or Acacia plants from Rollisson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 ff. 2–3 and 39a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9130

To T. H. Huxley   4 November 1873

Summary

Answers THH’s query about W. H. Flower; gives the amount he contributed to the gift. Advises against returning it, even anonymously. Hopes WHF’s health improves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 303)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9131

To J. D. Hooker   6 November [1873]

Summary

Suggests experiment and observations to carry out on pitcher [of Nepenthes].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9134

To J. D. Hooker   6 November 1873

Summary

Is coming to stay in London and wants to arrange a visit to Kew to talk with JDH, see the Eucalypti, and observe Mimosa albida.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873–8 f.4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9135

To Edward Frankland   [10 November 1873]

Summary

Requests permission to call upon EF either Friday or Saturday morning [14 or 15 November].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  [10 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137A

To G. H. Darwin   15 November [1873]

Summary

CD writes about organising a subscription for Dohrn’s Zoological Station at Naples. Has drawn up a draft circular for naturalists to sign to show their support for the Station.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  National Records of Scotland (GD433/2/103A/1/1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9142

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 November [1873]

Summary

Frankland is sending JSBS organic acids for him to try artificial digestion. CD will send globulin and haemoglobin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  15 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9143

To H. W. Bates   16 November [1873]

Summary

Thanks for assistance. He will write fully to Wallace tomorrow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  16 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9145

To J. D. Hooker   [9 November 1873]

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Summary

Returned from visit.

Thinks several species of Eucalyptus would be worth experimenting on. Sends list.Mimosa albida would be worth its weight in diamonds. Neptunia worth more than diamonds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 304–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9146

To Friedrich Hildebrand   16 November [1873]

Summary

Thanks for FH’s work on the means of the distribution of plants (Hildebrand 1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  16 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Klaus Groove (private collection); sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9146F

To J. V. Carus   17 November [1873]

Summary

Informs JVC that he is beginning a second, corrected edition of Descent, in case a new edition is wanted in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg Darmstaedter. Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 108–109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9147

To G. H. Darwin   [17 November 1873]

Summary

Sorry to hear of GHD’s poor health – he could have pleasant society at Cambridge if he were stronger.

Contributes £75 [to a fund for Naples Zoological Station] "if the affair goes on after we hear from Dohrn".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9148

To A. R. Wallace   17 November 1873

Summary

Would be happy if ARW would undertake to help with correcting the proof-sheets of his revised edition of Descent. Outlines the job that would be required.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  17 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 96: 161–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9149

To A. R. Wallace   [18 November 1873]

Summary

CD’s son [George] could do the work [of proof-correction for Descent, 2d ed.] if ARW finds he does not care for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [18 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9152
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