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From:
Charles Valentine Smith
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1879]
Source of text:
DAR 69: A61–2
Summary:

Notes on reefs in the SW Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
James Torbitt
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1879?]
Source of text:
DAR 178: 151
Summary:

Has found no [potato] variety whose foliage can resist the parasite, except when grown under glass.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:
1 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Summary:

Thanks AG for his kind note and returns his good wishes.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Asa Gray
Date:
2 January 1879
Source of text:
Asa Gray Correspondence 46, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Marius Koch
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
3 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 169: 48
Summary:

A young disciple wishes to know if reports of people with tails in New Guinea could be true.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Edward Frankland
Date:
4 Jan [1879]
Source of text:
The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester (Frankland Collection)
Summary:

Fears that the promised bottle of pure water may have been despatched or stolen in passage. [See 11768a.]

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Asa Gray
Date:
6 January 1879
Source of text:
Asa Gray Correspondence 47, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Mary Jung
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
7 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 168: 94
Summary:

Young Austrian woman asks for CD’s autograph.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Carl (Charles) Kraus
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
8 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 169: 104
Summary:

A supporter of "the presumptive connection between socialism and evolution through natural selection" sends essays of Carl Vogt and requests CD to comment on them publicly.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
William Erasmus Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
9 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Summary:

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Unidentified
Date:
9 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Dr Mirko Majer (private collection)
Summary:

Thanks correspondent for the copies of his engraving. "The work seems to be, though I cannot pretend to be a judge, a vy fine production".

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Erasmus Darwin
Date:
10 Jan [1879]
Source of text:
DAR 210.6: 152
Summary:

G[eorge] has visited A[nthony] R[ich] at Worthing.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Leopold Würtenberger
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
10 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 181: 184
Summary:

Asks about possibility of securing grant in England in order to complete work on ammonites. Describes progress. Could CD recommend him to a foundation? Describes personal background.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Mary Jung
Date:
11 Jan 1879
Source of text:
J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681, 28–9 June 2005)
Summary:

Suggests MJ does not worry about the differences in opinion between ecclesiastics and scientists.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Harrison Blackley
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
13 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 160: 194
Summary:

Relates anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Karl Höchberg
Date:
13 Jan 1879
Source of text:
DAR 145: 129
Summary:

Thanks for essay on origin of taste for music. Will send to Edmund Gurney.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Harrison Blackley
Date:
14 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Formerly in the private collection of Dr T. B. Robinson
Summary:

Thanks CHB for his anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
John Firminger Duthie
Date:
14 January 1879
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/4 f.15, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Melchior Neumayr
Date:
15 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Christie’s (dealers) (13 December 2017)
Summary:

Asks MN about trustworthiness of Leopold Würtenberger. Would like to aid LW financially in his work.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Leopold Würtenberger
Date:
15 Jan 1879
Source of text:
Helmut Würtenberger (private collection)
Summary:

Is sorry that LW’s circumstances interfere with his scientific work. Does not think any English scientific society can help.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project