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From G. H. Darwin   28 January 1878

Summary

Has been reading Samuel Haughton on geological time ["Notes on physical geology, no. III", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 26 (1877): 534–46]. It is utter rubbish. Asks whether CD thinks GHD should write a critical note on the subject [see Nature 17 (1878): 509–10].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11336

To G. H. Darwin   3 February [1878]

Summary

CD at first thought GHD should not answer Haughton [see 10689], but Hooker thinks if no correction is made Haughton’s error will be quoted for 20 years. CD is now inclined to agree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11345

From G. H. Darwin   [before 9 May 1878]

Summary

Recounts some figures relating deaf-mutism and consanguineous marriages.

GHD has failed to be elected to the Royal Society.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 May 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11498

To G. H. Darwin   9 May [1878]

Summary

CD believes few or none have attributed deaf-mutism to consanguineous marriages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  9 May [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11500

From E. A. Greaves to G. H. Darwin   26 June 1878

Author:  Elizabeth Anne Greaves
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  26 June 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11568F

From G. H. Darwin   [30 June 1878]

Summary

Is frustrated to see, from a paragraph in Nature [18 (1878): 242], that Charles Lagrange has got hold of the same sort of ideas as he has.

Erasmus is unwell.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 June 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11573

To G. H. Darwin   10 [July 1878]

Summary

Asks for sketches of [Thalia] pistil, in which he is much interested.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  10 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11597

From G. H. Darwin   [before 11 July 1878]

Summary

Refers to Charles Lagrange, who is working on the same subject as GHD, but in a fundamentally different way.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11600

To G. H. Darwin   11 [July 1878]

Summary

Rejoices that "Lagrange’s case does not seem very bad".

CD is working hard at dissecting Thalia. Has recovered some handiness with microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  11 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11601

From G. H. Darwin   12 July 1878

Summary

Sends drawings of specimens [of Thalia] CD requested.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.13: 14–15, DAR 210.2: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11602

To G. H. Darwin   13 [July 1878]

Summary

Thanks GHD for his drawings [of Thalia]. Some parts need attention.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  13 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11603

To G. H. Darwin   14 [July 1878]

Summary

Writes to say that the point on which he thought GHD’s drawings were mistaken proves to be an error in his own observation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  14 [July 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11606

To G. H. Darwin   17 [August 1878]

Summary

He and Emma rejoice that GHD’s mathematical troubles are at an end. It is miraculous that he unconsciously followed the right course – like composing a sonata by a fluke.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  17 [Aug 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11663

From G. H. Darwin   10 October 1878

Summary

Recounts the experiments on Fechner’s law he has found in Helmholz; they are on the smallest perceptible differences of illumination. Describes how to test whether plants’ responses to lights are in accordance with it.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11722

To G. H. Darwin   29 October [1878]

Summary

Rejoices that he should have "staggered" William Thomson so quickly and that the latter should speak of GHD’s "discovery". The internal heat [of the earth] will please geologists and evolutionists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  29 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11729

To G. H. Darwin   2 November [1878]

Summary

Forwards pamphlet (Jules Carret 1878) to GHD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  Institute of Astronomy Library, University of Cambridge (Jules Carret 1878: R.c.1473)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11733F

From G. H. Darwin   7 November 1878

Summary

Encloses William Thomson’s report on GHD’s paper. Some of it was written in Rayleigh’s hand.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 71, The Royal Society (RR/8/91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11738

To G. H. Darwin   8 November [1878]

Summary

Delighted with [William Thomson’s] report. "There can be no doubt now about the value of your work." CD has "not been so much pleased for a long time".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11740

From G. H. Darwin   14 December 1878

Summary

Asks CD if he would screw himself up to inviting A. Newton to Down.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11796
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