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To T. L. Brunton   4 March 1874

Summary

On digestive powers of Drosera and those of higher animals.

Comments on expression on two halves of human face.

Responds to TLB’s views of serpent- and fire-worship.

Poison of venomous snakes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  4 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9334

From T. L. Brunton   9 March 1874

Summary

Writes on the possible origin of serpent-worship.

Is glad CD does not think his view regarding the two sides of the face is erroneous.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 160: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9345

To T. L. Brunton   11 May 1874

Summary

Encloses, for examination, residue from skim-milk which has been on the glands of Drosera. Asks TLB to confirm his views on action of Drosera secretion on milk. Asks about effects of pepsin and hydrochloric acid in digestive juice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  11 May 1874
Classmark:  Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscripts Division (C0140 Box 13 AM20431)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9453

To T. L. Brunton   25 May [1874]

Summary

CD responds to information about residue of milk digested by Drosera. Is obliged for information on strength of acids and albumen and now has little doubt acid had impaired the leaves. Awaits word on pepsin and papaw juice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 May [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9468

From T. L. Brunton   23 July [1874]

Summary

Encloses a tracing of a portrait of John Bunyan showing the differences of the two sides of the face.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 339 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9561

From T. L. Brunton   4 September 1874

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Observations of effect of pepsin and hydrochloric acid on urea indicate that it is not digested [by Drosera].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9625

To T. L. Brunton   25 September 1874

Summary

Comments on digestive action of pepsin and hydrochloric acid.

Photograph of Rubens’ picture has not arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9657

From T. L. Brunton   [29] October [1874]

Summary

Forwards a photograph he thought had been lost. Has noticed that the two sides of the face are often asymmetric in portrait busts and statues.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29] Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9701

To T. L. Brunton   30 October 1874

Summary

Discusses expression on two halves of the face. Mentions photograph [of picture by Rubens].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  30 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9703

From T. L. Brunton   2 November [1874]

Summary

CD may keep the photograph of "the holy Mary of Egypt". TLB may have been led away by his imagination in thinking that one side of the face expressed repentance and the other devout joy.

Comments on David Ferrier’s observations on electrical stimulation of the brain. Extent of response relates to intensity of stimulus.

Crichton-Browne’s observations on the asymmetry of convolutions on the two sides of the brains of maniacs.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9705

To T. L. Brunton   [4 August 1881]

Summary

CD wants to see TLB before he leaves London. Much obliged for his aid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  [4 Aug 1881]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9907

From T. L. Brunton   23 May 1874

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Comments on his examination of slides [of milk casein?] sent by CD.

Surprised by CD’s finding that a drop of one per cent hydrochloric acid stops digestion of albumen by Drosera.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 120–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10512

To T. L. Brunton   13 January 1877

Summary

CD asks if he may call next day for talk.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  13 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 143: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10785

To T. L. Brunton   25 April 1879

Summary

Asks for information about his grandfather’s influence on medical practice, to be used in his preface to Erasmus Darwin [1879, p. 107].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Manuscript Collection: Folio A.L.S. Charles Darwin)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12011

To T. L. Brunton   25 April 1879

Summary

Asks for information about influence of Dr Erasmus Darwin on English medicine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12013

From T. L. Brunton   26 April [1879]

Summary

Regrets he has not given Zoonomia the attention it deserves. Informs CD that Erasmus Darwin may have anticipated a discovery about paralysis of vessels by exposure to heat [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 109].

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12014

To T. L. Brunton   28 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for information about Erasmus Darwin and for lending journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  28 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12015

From T. L. Brunton   26 June [1879]

Summary

Has tried in vain to find out about the influence of Erasmus Darwin on the administration of stimulants in fever.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 184–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12123

To T. L. Brunton   27 June 1879

Summary

Sir Robert Christison says Dr Darwin not the first to recommend alcohol for fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  27 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 143: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12126

From T. L. Brunton   5 December 1879

Summary

Thanks for copy of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 99: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12343
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