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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

To G. H. Darwin   9 December [1880]

Summary

The Kovalevskys have been to lunch.

Madame Kovalevsky is greatly interested in GHD’s papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  9 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12902

To G. H. Darwin   [before 25 October 1881]

Summary

Will GHD ask Lord R[ayleigh] whether "gas-men in testing light, exclude the diffused light".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Oct 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12961

To G. H. Darwin   20 January [1881]

Summary

[Ernst Krause’s] letter to Nature ["Unconscious memory – Mr Samuel Butler", 23 (1881): 288] has been dispatched.

Gladstone has dated Wallace’s pension from last July, "which is splendid".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  20 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13019

To G. H. Darwin   27–8 February [1881]

Summary

Describes lecture at Royal Institution by J. S. Burdon Sanderson on movement of plants and animals; JSBS’s preliminary part was so long that he never got to the plants.

Comments on the triumph of the ladies in the voting at Cambridge.

Mentions F. Galton’s visit to Down, a call on the Huxleys, and a visit with the Duke of Argyll.

Tells a story about the absent-mindedness of Burdon Sanderson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27–8 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13068

To G. H. Darwin   8 June [1881]

Summary

Discusses a letter [not found] from R. S. Ball that has quite delighted him.

Describes events at Patterdale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 June [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13197

From G. H. Darwin   [9 June 1881]

Summary

Has nearly finished his mathematical paper.

Is not sure when he will go to Patterdale.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9 June 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13199

To G. H. Darwin   23 July 1881

Summary

GHD’s abstract from Nature [24 (1881): 231] has been published in Kosmos.

John Collier has finished his portrait of CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  23 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13252

From G. H. Darwin   21 August 1881

Summary

Sends CD information he had requested on W. Graham.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13294

To G. H. Darwin   24 August [1881]

Summary

The General Post Office sent one penny in response to GHD’s complaint, and demanded a receipt, which CD has sent. CD will keep the penny.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13295

To G. H. Darwin   [28 August 1881]

Summary

Suggests that GHD employ W. M. Hacon as solicitor for selling E. A. Darwin’s house, rather than Mr Salt’s agents; he remembers that firm as full of odious people.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [28 Aug 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13300
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