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To G. H. Darwin   29 January [1880]

Summary

Sorry to hear of his illness.

On his visit to J. F. McLennan, GHD might tell him that CD thinks A. R. Wallace would work up McLennan’s materials conscientiously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12441

To G. H. Darwin   21 [February 1880]

Summary

Nature [21 (1880): 382] has an item about tremors and earth movements in Japan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 [Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12496

From G. H. Darwin   4 March 1880

Summary

Writes on family matters and researches.

Mentions construction of a pendulum

and completion of a paper he will send to the Royal Society.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12510

To G. H. Darwin   5 March [1880]

Summary

The Colonel [J. L. Chester] is pleased [see 12509].

Jos[iah Wedgwood III] is dying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12514

From G. H. Darwin   6 March 1880

Summary

Has sent off paper to the Royal Society

and begun work on a new problem which he feels contains the meaning of Bode’s Law, concerning the mean distances of the planets from the sun. There are mathematical difficulties, however, which he may be unable to surmount.

Will get to work on the pendulum next week.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12518

From G. H. Darwin   28 May 1880

Summary

Writes of a Mrs Noel, who is annoyed with CD’s neglect of Erasmus Darwin’s brother, W[illiam] A[lvey] D[arwin I], [in Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12617

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1880]

Summary

Discusses GHD’s genealogical researches

and his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 May [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12619

To G. H. Darwin   11 June [1880?]

Summary

Some essays have arrived for GHD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  11 June [1880?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12628

From G. H. Darwin   [July 1880?]

Summary

Unable to acquire pure trypsin. W. F. Kühne is probably the only man who had it. Will send an almost pure sample out of which A. S. Lea makes pancreatic ferment.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [July 1880?]
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12644

From G. H. Darwin   27 July 1880

Summary

Asks CD’s advice on how to answer a letter requesting his endorsement of Wrigley, his former teacher at Clapham School.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 94; DAR 210.2: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12668

To G. H. Darwin   28 July [1880]

Summary

Advises GHD on what to write if he is asked for a reference for Alfred Wrigley.

Thanks GHD for information about trypsin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  28 July [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12669

To G. H. Darwin   23 [August 1880]

Summary

Asks GHD to decipher a letter [in German] he has received with a book: The Bible in science.

Enjoyed his stay in Cambridge extremely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  23 [Aug 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12697

To G. H. Darwin   [before 9 October 1880]

Summary

Discusses how fruits of lime-trees arranged themselves in a ripple-like way on a flooded walk.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Oct 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12746

From G. H. Darwin   9 October 1880

Summary

Is having a trough made to try experiments [on ripple-marks].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12747

From W. D. Roebuck to G. H. Darwin   25 October 1880

Summary

Arrangements for the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union to present a memorial address to CD at Down. Deputation will include H. C. Sorby and W. C. Williamson.

Author:  William Denison Roebuck
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 176: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12774

From W. D. Roebuck to G. H. Darwin   26 October 1880

Summary

Further arrangements for visit of Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union to Down.

Author:  William Denison Roebuck
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 176: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12777

From G. H. Darwin   19 November 1880

Summary

Comments on CD’s book [Movement in plants].

Continues with his experiments with ripple-marks.

Is in despair about his astronomy.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12828

To G. H. Darwin   20 November [1880]

Summary

Glad GHD goes on with ripple-marks; if he makes out a theory of ripples, they might give important information about the most ancient deposits.

CD has been wonderfully glorified in the Times [review of Movement in plants, 20 Nov 1880].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12830

To G. H. Darwin   23 November [1880]

Summary

Discusses GHD’s ripple theory. Asks him how they are formed.

Delighted to hear that light is dawning in GHD’s eyes on the planetary system.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12844

To G. H. Darwin   [27 November 1880]

Summary

Thanks to Times review, Murray needs 500 more copies [of Movement in plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [27 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12865
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