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To ?   26 February 1877


Acknowledges receipt of a publication from a German author. Hopes that the German will not be too difficult to understand in an "important & abstruse" subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Feb 1877
Classmark:  eBay (September 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10871A

To Nature   24 February [1877]


Darwin consents to his correspondence with Pieter Harting being published in Nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  24 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  The 19th Century Shop (dealers) (July 2004)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9872F

To Ernst Haeckel   16 February 1877


Thanks EH for album of photographs of German scientists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/43 [9896])
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10847

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   16 February 1877


Pleased and honoured by WTT-D’s review ["Darwin on fertilisation", Nature 15 (1876–77): 329–32]. Comments on review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 60–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10848

To Emil Rade   16 February 1877


Thanks for the honour conferred upon him [see 10826]; it is quite beyond his deserts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emil Rade
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 202: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10849

To August Weismann   17 February 1877


Negotiations for loan of drawings [of Lepidoptera] have failed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leopold Friedrich August (August) Weismann
Date:  17 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 148: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10850

To Asa Gray   18 February [1877]


Praises AG’s abstract of Cross and self-fertilisation [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 13 (1877): 125–41].

Hopes soon to finish with dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10851

To J. V. Carus   19 February 1877


Corrects an important misprint in English edition of Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 275, line six from top [but see 10877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 160–161)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10852

To Édouard Heckel   19 February 1877


Sends correction to p. 275 of Cross and self fertilisation [but see letter to Édouard Heckel, 4 March 1877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Aguttes (dealers) An Aristophil sale (17 November 2019, lot 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10852F

To Down Friendly Society   19 February 1877


CD, who has acted as treasurer of the Down Friendly Club for the last 27 years, urges the members not to dissolve the Club, but to continue it and retain about £1000 of the funds on hand to ensure its safety and ability to give assistance to members when they are ill or invalided, or to provide for their burial when dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Down Friendly Society
Date:  19 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 138: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10853

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   19 February [1877]


Replies to some of George Henslow’s criticisms [of Cross and self-fertilisation] made in his article ["Fertilisation of plants", Gard. Chron. n.s. 7 (1877): 203–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  19 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 24 February 1877, p. 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10854

To Arnold Dodel-Port   20 February 1877


Thanks AD-P for his articles [Wesen und Begründung der Abstammungs- und Zuchtwahltheorie (1877)] and the eulogistic manner in which he mentions CD’s name.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arnold Dodel-Port
Date:  20 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek, Zürich (Ms Z VIII 417.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10856

To Otto Zacharias   [24 February 1877]


Thanks OZ for a "magnificent Album".

On Beagle voyage CD believed in permanence of species. Had occasional vague doubts. In autumn of 1836 saw how many facts indicated common descent of species. In 1837 opened notebook to record facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  [24 Feb 1877]
Classmark:  Zacharias 1882, pp. 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10863

To Miss Jacobson   25 February 1877


Accedes to her [unspecified] request.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miss Jacobson
Date:  25 Feb 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.507)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10865

To J. B. Innes   25 February [1877]


CD has harangued the Down Friendly Club. Does not think it will dissolve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  25 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10866

To Albert Günther   25 February [1877]


His specimen catalogue has not been returned from Cambridge museum. If not lost, will answer query.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  25 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/200/11/114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10867

To Oswald Heer   28 February 1877


Thanks for work on Fossil arctic flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  28 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Landesarchiv des Kantons Glarus, Switzerland (Bestand Oswald Heer (1809–83) LAGL PA 22.A 1:14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10872F

To Julius von Haast   [c. 11 February 1877]


The extract from Ticknor [see 10722] is one of the most curious cases of inheritance CD has met with. He has sent it to Francis Galton as CD is not likely to write on inheritance again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Date:  [c. 11 Feb 1877]
Classmark:  Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand (MS-Papers-0037-051)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10756

To J. W. Judd   [after 1 February 1877]


Tells of his pleasure and surprise at reading JWJ’s article ["Darwin’s ""Geological observations"" ", Nature 15 (1877): 289–90].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Wesley Judd
Date:  [after 1 Feb 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10828

To H. W. Bates   6 February [1877]


Requests return of August Weismann’s letter which refers to eggs.

Curious about the drawing [of the caterpillar? See 10780].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  6 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10829
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