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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

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, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR A26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10976

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

To G. H. Darwin   [after 28 October 1877]

Summary

Has given dates [for the Cambridge University honorary degree] to the Vice-Chancellor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11216

To G. H. Darwin   21 November [1877]

Summary

Asks GHD to determine whether there are worm-castings in cloisters of [Neville?] Court.

Enjoyed his visit to Cambridge. Asks for newspaper account of the LL.D.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11246

To G. H. Darwin   24 November [1877]

Summary

Thinks he had better not sign GHD’s paper [as a candidate for F.R.S.], since he obviously is no judge of the quality of his work.

Asks if Thomson did not overlook heat generated by the crushing and folding of strata during the refrigeration of the globe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11251

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

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

From G. H. Darwin   23 October 1877

Summary

Loss of water from leaf surfaces; action of a still air layer.

Proposal for CD’s LL.D.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11200

From G. H. Darwin   [28 October 1877]

Summary

Writes again about arrangements for the honorary degree ceremony.

Has been working on tides, which he is almost certain have altered the obliquity of the ecliptic.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11213

From G. H. Darwin   22 November 1877

Summary

Will look for worm-castings in the cloisters,

and will send CD items from the Cambridge papers on the honorary degree.

Has hit on a possible fallacy in W. Thomson’s theory of secular cooling of the earth.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11247

From G. H. Darwin   [23 November 1877]

Summary

Asks CD if he would like to sign GHD’s Royal Society proposal for membership.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Nov 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11249
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