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To George Bentham   27 December 1880

Summary

Asks GB to sign certificate for Francis Darwin [candidate for Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  27 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 723)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12942

From Henry Johnson   27 December [1880]

Summary

Article in Shrewsbury newspaper makes him worry about CD’s health.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12943

To Albert Günther   27 December 1880

Summary

Sends memorial [for A. R. Wallace] for AG to sign. Asks whether AG will forward it to Owen; CD cannot send it as he has not spoken to him for 20 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  27 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12944

To Francis Darwin   27 December [1880]

Summary

FD’s abstract ["Physiology of plants", Nature 23 (1880): 178–81] is excellent, and as clear as daylight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  27 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12945

To G. D. Campbell   [before 27 December 1880]

Summary

Encloses a memorial for Wallace which he hopes the Duke will read. Asks that he inform Gladstone of the memorial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Douglas Campbell, 8th duke of Argyll
Date:  [before 27 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12946

From George Bentham   28 December 1880

Summary

Pleased to sign certificate for Francis Darwin.

Has never underrated importance of [plant] physiological studies, especially when carried out as FD has been doing.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 160: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12947

From Albert Günther   [28 December 1880]

Summary

Has signed and returned memorial [for Wallace]; does not know where to find Owen.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12948

From T. H. Huxley   28 December 1880

Summary

Sees no use in a deputation. Suggests CD send the memorial with a letter.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 356
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12949

To Francis Darwin   [after 27 December 1880]

Summary

The Duke of Argyll has written to Gladstone in support of a pension for A. R. Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 27 December 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12950

To H. W. Bates   [before 29 December 1880]

Summary

Informs HWB of arrangements for signing the memorial to W. E. Gladstone [for a civil pension for Wallace]. CD has got Duke of Argyll to write to Gladstone in favour of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  [before 29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12951

To Henry Johnson   28 December [1880]

Summary

The report that CD is seriously ill is false, but the kind letters that it produced have done a good turn. [See 12943.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Johnson
Date:  28 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12951A

To H. W. Bates   [29 December 1880]

Summary

Asks HWB to sign the memorial, possibly with official title, and then to pass it quickly to Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  [29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12952

To P. L. Sclater   29 December 1880

Summary

Asks PLS to sign the memorial for a pension for Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  29 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12953

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   29 December 1880

Summary

Requests JSBS sign certificate for [Francis Darwin’s] candidacy [for Royal Society].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  29 Dec 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12954

To T. H. Farrer   30 December 1880

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Summary

Statement of money transactions with James Torbitt and record of year’s success enclosed. Torbitt desires him to return £90. He is doubtful of being able to continue this spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  30 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12956

From W. E. Darwin   31 December [1880]

Summary

Sends diagrams [missing] showing worm action at two sites.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12957

From A. L. Kielland   31 December 1880

Summary

Discusses Chinese lions at Fontainebleau; considers their appearance may indicate an ancient knowledge of some sort of evolutionary connection between lions and toads.

Author:  Alexander Lange Kielland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 201: 18, 18a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12958

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   31 December 1880

Summary

Signs a certificate sent to him by CD [see 12954].

Sends CD a ticket to his lecture on 25 February, in which he will propose that the mode by which the excitable parts of plants influence other parts at a distance is essentially the same as in the excitable structure of animals, contrary to the views of Hermann Munk and Julius Sachs.

Interested in chapters 6 and 7 of Movement in plants.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1880
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12958A

To Jules Rouquette   [after 2 April 1880]

Summary

Quote from letter to Rouquette in dedication of an essay to CD.

Author:  Jules (Saint Geniez) Rouquette
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  after 2 Apr 1880
Classmark:  DAR pamphlet R339: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13103A

From A. C. Ramsay   18 June [1880]

Summary

Further details of pavement that sank from action of earthworms. There were plenty of castings, which first led him to think worms were involved.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13210
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