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From G. H. Darwin   1 May 1876

Summary

Writes of his "geo-mathematical" work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10489

To G. H. Darwin   2 May [1876]

Summary

Comments on the reaction of geologists to GHD’s work on elevation of continents.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 May [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10493

From G. H. Darwin   31 May 1876

Summary

His paper on the alterations of the poles and changes in level of continents is in shape.

Sends Cambridge news.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10519

From G. H. Darwin   1 June 1876

Summary

Greatly excited by the astronomical implications of his work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10522

To G. H. Darwin   2 June [1876]

Summary

Further comments on GHD’s work on the influence of geological changes on the earth’s axis.

Frank [Francis Darwin] has made a fine zoological discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  2 June [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10528

To G. H. Darwin   [4 June 1876]

Summary

Is determined not to believe in GHD’s astronomical work until J. C. Adams accepts it, for he would be so disappointed if it breaks down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [4 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10530

From G. H. Darwin   20 June 1876

Summary

Comments on an address by William Thomson (‘On the rigidity of the earth’?), which is about the same problem that GHD is working on. Is confident Thomson has overlooked some points.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1876
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10541

To G. H. Darwin   13 July [1876]

Summary

All rejoice that J. C. Adams thinks well of GHD’s work and will present his paper to the Royal Society.

Gives news of his other sons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  13 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10561

To G. H. Darwin   21 October [1876]

Summary

Refers him to Nature [14 (1876): 553] in which a Russian doctor [Prof. Poplavsky] contradicts GHD on deaf mutes not being closely interrelated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10647

From G. H. Darwin   [27? November 1876]

Summary

Sends W. Thomson’s complimentary opinion of his paper "On the influence of geological changes on the earth’s axis" [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 167 (1877): 271–312].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27? Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10689

From G. H. Darwin   19 April 1877

Summary

Has heard CD is about to be proposed again for the Académie Française, but Huxley is proposed at the same time and may succeed against CD "as being more orthodox!"

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10933

To G. H. Darwin   [23 April 1877]

Summary

"Frank has sent the cards here."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [23 Apr 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10937

To G. H. Darwin   [3 June 1877]

Summary

Has not yet heard from Cambridge. Thinks perhaps they do not intend to give him the degree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10946

From G. H. Darwin   [before 28 May 1877]

Summary

Cambridge University will offer CD an honorary degree.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 May 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10958

From G. H. Darwin   28 May 1877

Summary

Writes in detail about Cambridge offer of the honorary LL.D.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10974

To G. H. Darwin   30 May [1877]

Summary

Has not yet received letter [about Cambridge honorary LL.D.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  30 May [1877]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR A26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10976

From Frederic Harrison to G. H. Darwin   13 June [1877]

Summary

The widow of Jules Michelet is seeking donations towards his tomb, and says that he was a great admirer of CD.

Author:  Frederic Harrison
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  13 June [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 251: 1914
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10999F

From Frederic Harrison to G. H. Darwin   15 June [1877]

Summary

Had no intention of pressing CD over Madame Michelet’s fundraising for her husband’s tomb.

Author:  Frederic Harrison
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 June [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 251: 1915
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11001F

To G. H. Darwin   18 [October 1877]

Summary

Sends a query he would like GHD to put to Clerk Maxwell: why does a sponged leaf dry more rapidly, although sponging cannot remove the waxy bloom from the minute pores through which it is secreted?

Is very glad to hear about tides in the earth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  18 [Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11008

From Frederic Harrison to G. H. Darwin   27 June [1877]

Summary

Thanks for CD’s £5 contribution towards Jules Michelet’s tomb.

Author:  Frederic Harrison
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 June [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 251: 1916
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11020F
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