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To John Price   8 September [1877–80?]

Summary

Kind of JP to send notes on horses, but will not write on subject again.

Erasmus Darwin has not left his house for three years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  8 Sept [1877-80]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13836

To A. R. Wallace   5 September [1877]

Summary

Further discussion of evidence for sexual selection. Prefers "conscious" to "voluntary" action. Distinguishes features that serve as charms and those that serve as challenges.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11127

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 September [1877]

Summary

Has made out some of the functions of "bloom", which he outlines.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  5 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 93–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11128

To R. D. Fitzgerald   6 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for another part of Australian orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert David Fitzgerald
Date:  6 Sept 1877
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (A 2546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11130

To W. M. Moorsom   11 September [1877]

Summary

Thinks most monkeys would become habituated to alcohol if they could get it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Warren Maude Moorsom
Date:  11 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11134

To R. I. Lynch   14 September 1877

Summary

Thanks RIL for notes.

Asks about movement of Euphorbia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Date:  14 Sept 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11139

To Raphael Meldola   14 September 1877

Summary

Is doubtful about the publication of Fritz Müller’s letter after so long an interval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  14 Sept 1877
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11140

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   15 September [1877]

Summary

Wants a Euphorbia to test for leaf movements.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  15 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., 1873–81: ff. 95–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11141

To J. V. Carus   16 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks JVC for correcting a bad blunder in Forms of flowers.

His health fairly good; has been able to work "pretty hard".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  16 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 168–169)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11143

To L. A. Errera   18 September 1877

Summary

Agrees to look over MS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Léo Abram Errera
Date:  18 Sept 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.521)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11144

To Raphael Meldola   22 September [1877]

Summary

Thinks the facts in Fritz Müller’s letter could be published.

Recommends August Weismann’s essay on dimorphism ["Über den Saison-Dimorphismus der Schmetterlinge", Studien zur Descendenz-Theorie 1 (1875)]

and has no doubt that intermediate forms could be eliminated as RM suggests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  22 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11148

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for Euphorbia.

Asks for plants for "bloom" experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 Sept 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 97–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11149

To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks THF for the diary of worm activity at Abinger site.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  24 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11151

To Raphael Meldola   27 September [1877]

Summary

Does not think Fritz Müller can object to anything RM has said in his essay.

Has alluded to colour preference among butterflies in Descent [1: 400–1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  27 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11154

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks for Australian leaves for "bloom" experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  27 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11156

To C. W. von Nägeli   27 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for Die niederen Pilze (Nägeli 1877).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Wilhelm von Nägeli
Date:  27 Sept 1877
Classmark:  On permanent loan to KULTURAMA Zurich (Inv. 5109_L)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11156F

To Sara Sedgwick   29 September [1877]

Summary

Rejoices that SS has accepted his son [William]. Judging from his own experience "life would be a most dreary blank without a dear wife to love with all one’s soul".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sara Sedgwick; Sara Darwin
Date:  29 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 9524)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11158
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