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To ?   21 March 1876


Thanks for sending the impressions of the gems, but, because CD is ignorant of archaeology, the recipient should not send one for inspection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10423F

From G. H. Darwin   [after 28 March 1876]


Personal news – is unwell.

Mentions "Twin-papers" ["Short notes on heredity, etc., in twins", J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 324–9] sent by Galton.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10242

To J. H. Gilbert   [before 9 March 1876]


Thanks for advice concerning preparation of soil for experiments. Will order the salts. Asks about burning soil or washing it with acid.

Thanks for invitation. His son [Francis] would like to inspect JHG’s plots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Date:  [before 9 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10376

To Henry Edwards   1 March [1876]


Comments on paper by HE [see 10328].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Edwards
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.486)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10411

From Lawson Tait   1 March 1876


Regrowth of an amputated extra thumb.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10412

To Francis Galton   2 March [1876]


Sends signed enclosure.

FG will hear of germination of peas in a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  2 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/157)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10413

To Lawson Tait   2 March 1876


Thanks RLT for his letter. CD took much trouble over his two cases [regrowth of amputated supernumerary digits, in Variation] but the evidence was shaky.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  2 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 147: 527
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10414

From J. H. Gilbert   4 March 1876


Discusses in detail how to prepare for experimental purposes a soil that lacks nutrients.

Author:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10414F

To S. B. Herrick   6 March 1876


CD came to believe Drosera drew its nourishment from insects because it grows where no other plants survive. Doubts glands are modified stomata.

Suggests works by Grönland and Trécul.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe (Sophie) (Bledsoe) Herrick
Date:  6 Mar 1876
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 61 MSS 3361-a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10415

To W. E. Darwin   8 March [1876]


Sends some cash to help WED with moving expenses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416

To E. A. Strasburger   9 March 1876


Thanks for EAS’s paper, translated from its original German, Sur la formation et la division des cellules (Strasburger 1876a).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Adolf (Eduard) Strasburger
Date:  9 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Handschriftenabteilung (NL Strasburger I)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416F

From J. H. Gilbert   9 March 1876


Sends advice on preparing and washing soil in preparation for CD’s experiments.

Author:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10416G

From J. G. Fenwick   17 March 1876


Recounts family trait of excessive orderliness

and the behaviour of his dog.

Author:  John George Fenwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10418

From J. V. Carus   19 March 1876


Insectivorous plants is out

and Climbing plants is at the printer’s.

He is now at work on the geological writings.

Thinks all of CD’s papers extremely interesting "for the spirit and the method".

Cites some misprints in Climbing plants.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10419

To J. G. Fenwick   19 March 1876


"The longer I live the more I come to believe in inheritance. I have some ""orderlings"" in my own composition, and I wish I had transmitted more of it to my own offspring."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John George Fenwick
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Rare and Special Books Collection of the University Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10420

From J. C. E. Kollmann   19 March 1876


Thanks CD for copy of Variation in name of Anthropologische Gesellschaft, Munich.

Dr Born has demonstrated that all Batrachia and their relatives the Anura have six toes.

Sends short paper on intelligence of cephalopods ["Die Cephalopoden in der zoologischen Station des Dr Dohrn", Z. Wiss. Zool. 26 (1876): 1–23].

Author:  Julius Constantin Ernst Kollmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 169: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10421

From G. J. Romanes   [c. 19 March 1876]


Thanks for copy of 2d ed. of Variation.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 19 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10421F

To J. V. Carus   21 March 1876


Glad to hear that [German edition of] Insectivorous plants is published.

Thanks for errata in Climbing plants [2d ed.].

Sends list [missing] of his papers, with those certainly not worth translating marked with a red line.

Reports on work in progress.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 139–140)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10422

From J. V. Carus   21 March 1876


A difficulty with a passage in Coral reefs about "vertical thickness", which JVC thinks should read "horizontal extent".

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10423

To Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg   22 March 1876


All who battle in the cause of evolution do good service.

Has no questions about the natural history of Bermuda.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg
Date:  22 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Special Collections and Archives, Knox College Library (Henry Smith Williams Manuscript Collection vol. 3, p. 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10424
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