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To ?   [before 22 May 1877?]

Summary

Writes as Treasurer of the Down Friendly Society; discusses financial matters related to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 22 May 1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8932

To [Francis Lloyd]   1 May [1877]

Summary

CD does not feel a subscription could be got up to aid correspondent. Sends a cheque for £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Lloyd
Date:  1 May [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10948

To W. H. Flower   2 May [1877]

Summary

‘The pigs-foot has been dispatched to day per Rail.’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  2 May [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10949

To Albert Günther   4 May [1877]

Summary

Pigeons’ skins dispatched today.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  4 May [1877]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/200/11/115a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10951

To Albert Günther   7 May 1877

Summary

Sends MS about pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  7 May 1877
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (Archives DF ZOO/200/15/112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10952

To George King   7 May 1877

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Summary

Thanks GK for the seeds of the Melastomaceae

and skins of the pigeons,

and forwards a note to Dr Scully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  7 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 185: 113i
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10952F

To Fritz Müller   9 May 1877

Summary

Is printing a book on dimorphic plants [Forms of flowers] in which he will make considerable use of FM’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  9 May 1877
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10954

To A. G. Butler   9 May 1877

Summary

"I have always been inclined to think that sparrows were acute & crafty birds, but you certainly show that they are Fools, & if they go on behaving in so idiotic a manner, you will do quite right to expose their conduct in some public Journal!--"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Date:  9 May 1877
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10957

To Fritz Müller   14 May 1877

Summary

Requests observations on sensitive Mimosa and movements of plants in rain.

Worm-castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  14 May 1877
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10960

To Karl von Scherzer   14 May [1877]

Summary

Received Moritz Wagner’s essays [Das Ausland (May 1875)] and sent him a long letter [10643] disagreeing with his views because they do not explain adaptation.

Thanks for Büchner’s essay [Die Darwin’sche Theorie, 4th ed. (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  14 May [1877]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms gb-00526)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10961

To John Price   17 May 1877

Summary

Stripes on animals curious subject for investigation. Not likely to take it up again.

Recommends cutting plant stems under water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  17 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 147: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10964

To W. H. Flower   19 May [1877]

Summary

Will be delighted to see WHF on 26th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  19 May [1877]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (15 July 2004)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967

To C. V. Riley   19 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for the 9th Report [on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri]. "What a pretty illustration of a sub-rudimentary organ is that of the saw-fly!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  19 May 1877
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (16–23 May 2019, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967F

To G. C. Robertson   22 May 1877

Summary

CD is gratified that GCR thinks "Sketch of an infant" [Collected papers 2: 191–200] worth publishing. Returns corrected proofs. Assures GCR he took pains to observe carefully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Croom Robertson
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Croom Robertson: MS ADD 88/9–15/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10968

To E. H. von Baumhauer    22 May 1877

Summary

Acknowledges election to the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edouard Henri von Baumhauer
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10970

To G. J. Romanes   23 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for book by Grant Allen [Physiological aesthetics (1877)].

Comments on dispute over spontaneous generation.

The Council [of the Royal Society] will not print Frank Darwin’s paper on Dipsacus [in Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.].

Mentions GJR’s grafting experiments

and his investigation of spiritualism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  23 May 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.513)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10971

To C. H. Drinkwater   24 May 1877

Summary

Sends a contribution [£10] to CHD’s fundraising.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Henry Drinkwater
Date:  24 May 1877
Classmark:  Shrewsbury Chronicle, 12 January 1894, p. 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10971G

To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1877]

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Summary

CD has again become interested in "bloom" on plants; requests JDH’s help with seeds and plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 440–1; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10972

To G. J. Romanes   27 May [1877]

Summary

Discusses Francis Darwin’s paper on teasel [Dipsacus].

Comments on GJR’s investigation of spiritualism.

Comments on book by Grant Allen [Physiological aesthetics (1877)].

Invites him to visit

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George John Romanes
Date:  27 May [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.514, Mss.B.D25.546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10973

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1877]

Summary

Has not yet received letter [about Cambridge honorary LL.D.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 May [1877]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR A26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10976
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