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From Francis Darwin   [after 3 June 1875]

Summary

Returns corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 June 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10007F

From Francis Darwin   [1 September 1875 or later]

Summary

Proofs have come. It will be jolly coming down to Southampton.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Sept 1875 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10153F

From Francis Darwin   [15–8 September 1873]

Summary

FD has asked J. B. Sanderson about Mucin.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15–18 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10156F

To Francis Darwin   [31 August 1875 or later]

Summary

Sends proofs of Variation [2d ed.] for FD to look over.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [31 Aug 1875 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10178

From Francis Darwin   [before 8 December 1875]

Summary

Sends Linnean papers.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10287F

From Francis Darwin   [after 2 December 1875]

Summary

Sends thanks for CD’s help in making him a Fellow of the Linnean Society. Dyer has sent some Erinem.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10287G

From Francis Darwin   [13 December 1875]

Summary

[The black-balling of Edwin Ray Lankester by the Linnean Society] is a most scandalous shame. Will arrange for his own admission to fellowship of the Society.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362F

To Francis Darwin   [30 April 1876]

Summary

CD has just had an interview with Edward Frankland, who "almost laughs" at FD’s idea of getting potash and soda out of the soil by treating it with sulphuric acid. Asks FD to send him a soil sample to give to Frankland. Sends enclosures giving address and labels for soil samples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10485B

From Francis Darwin   [1 May 1876]

Summary

Good news about Frankland. Expecting burnt earth. Almost finished the Foodbodies Paper on Acacia. He and Amy are learning to use the new printing machine.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10488F

To Francis Darwin   [1 May 1876]

Summary

Expresses his pride in FD, whose article ["On the structure of the snail’s heart", J. Anat. Physiol. 10 (1876): 506–10] was highly praised by G. H. Lewes.

Lewes has also been quoting FD’s letter in Nature [13 (1876): 384–5] on pycrotoxine in relation to the vivisection controversy.

Was introduced to James Sully, author of the article in Mind on Wilhelm Wundt ["Physiological psychology in Germany", 1 (1876): 20–43]

and Sensation and intuition (1874) [see 10320], by "Mrs Lewes" (George Eliot).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10489A

From Francis Darwin   2 May 1876

Summary

Has read letter from Jemmy. Amy has been practicing on the printing machine. Fritz has come back from the Vicar of Orpington.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10492F

From Francis Darwin   27 May 1876

Summary

Has had a cold. Salvia hasn't come yet. Will look for orchids tomorrow. Will send off bull's-horn acacia on Monday or Tuesday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515G

From Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Has examined sections of teasel in putrid meat infusion and ammonia.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515H

From Francis Darwin   [29 May 1876]

Summary

The Salvia has arrived.

Has found several fly orchids coming in flower, but no Cephalanthera or Musk.

Cannot do any teazel work.

Anthelme Thozet has sent him a lot of Ophideres.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515I

From Francis Darwin   [28 May 1876]

Summary

Reports his discovery of the behaviour of protoplasm in teasel cells.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515J

To Francis Darwin   30 [May 1876]

Summary

Discusses FD’s observations on the protrusion of protoplasmic masses by cells of the teasel. Suggests analogy with amoeba. "I would work at this subject if I were you, to the point of death."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 [May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10517

From Francis Darwin   [31 May 1876]

Summary

Has sent off Bulls Horn to Kew; has sent hamper to CD; is preparing drawings for his presentation at the Linnean Society; asks after William, and hopes to be able to come to visit.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [31 May 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10517F

From Francis Darwin   [before 21 May 1877]

Summary

Edwin Ray Lankester wants to reprint FD’s paper ‘Food bodies’ in the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 21 May 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10520F

To Francis Darwin   [1 June 1876]

Summary

Comments on FD’s discovery – "if it so proves". It will be important to see whether the protoplasm oozes through the cell-walls [of Dipsacus] or whether it can be withdrawn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10525

To Francis Darwin   [2 June 1876]

Summary

Looks to FD’s "grand discovery" as almost certain. Suggests observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [2 June 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10526
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