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To Josef Kořenský   2 April 1877


"Charles Darwin Down, Kent April 2d. 1877; With Mr Darwin’s compliments. – "

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Josef Kořenský
Date:  2 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Museum of Czech Literature/Památník národního písemnictví (fond Varia Literární archiv)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10922

To H. N. Ridley   16 April [1877]


Thanks for Saxifraga. CD had shown in Insectivorous plants [pp. 345–7] that this genus had some powers of absorption.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nicholas Ridley
Date:  16 Apr [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Letters to H. N. Ridley CLE–GUR, 1878–81: f. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10931

To G. N. de Stoppelaar   17 April 1877


Thanks for membership of Zeeland Scientific Society at Middelburg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gerardus Nicolaas de Stoppelaar
Date:  17 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Zeeuws Archief (Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10931F

To G. H. Lewes   18 April 1877



Thanks GHL for a copy of his Physical basis of mind [1877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Lewes
Date:  18 Apr 1877
Classmark:  DAR 185: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10932

To J. D. Hooker   21 April [1877]



CD regrets not being able to see JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Apr [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 439
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10935

To G. H. Darwin   [23 April 1877]


"Frank has sent the cards here."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10937

To E. S. Morse   23 April 1877


Thanks for ESM’s address ["What American zoologists have done for evolution", Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. 25 (1876)].

J. A. Allen’s work is important as apparently showing change through direct action of [external] conditions.

CD has given up trying to understand E. D. Cope and Alpheus Hyatt on acceleration and retardation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  23 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10938

To W. C. Marshall   20 [April 1877]


Discusses locks and window-fastenings, which CD has discovered are not included in the contract for alterations to the house at Down, and a cornice in a passage-way..

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  20 [Apr 1877]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) catalogue 19 (1976)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10939F

To Otto Zacharias   26 April 1877


CD has sent the pig’s foot to William Henry Flower to examine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Zacharias
Date:  26 Apr 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.510)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10941

To G. C. Robertson   27 April 1877


CD submits his paper ["A biographical sketch of an infant", Collected papers 2: 191–200] for possible publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Croom Robertson
Date:  27 Apr 1877
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collection (Croom Robertson: MS ADD 88/9–15/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10943

To G. O. Sars   29 April 1877


Thanks for GOS’s memoir on Brisinga [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Georg Ossian Sars
Date:  29 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Nasjonalbiblioteket (National Library of Norway), Oslo (Brevs. 233: Letters to Georg Ossian Sars)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10945

To C. G. Semper   30 April 1877


Is honoured by CGS’s dedication [see 10942].

His observation of the dorsal eyes of Onchidium is interesting and surprising.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Gottfried Semper
Date:  30 Apr 1877
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (March 1994); Kotte Autographs (dealer) (March 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10945F

Vasile Konta   29 April 1877


Thanks for a copy of VC’s Théorie du Fatalisme (Theory of fatalism; Conta 1877).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vasile Conta
Date:  29 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Biblioteca Academiei Române (Manuscripts: Vasile Conta: Regulamente: A.2882)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10945G

To R. F. Cooke   11 April 1877


Sends MS [of Forms of flowers]. Since sale is likely to be small, Murray may not want to publish it on usual terms. CD thinks it may be his last book and asks Murray to publish it on most favourable terms he can afford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  11 Apr 1877
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 304–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10926
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