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From:
[unknown person]
To:
Frances ("Fanny") Sims (née Wallace)
Date:
1872-1874
Source of text:
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/81
  • Natural History Museum, London: NHM WP1/3/81
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
[unknown person]
To:
Alfred Russel? Wallace?
Date:
1872-1876
Source of text:
British Library, The: BL Add. 46439 f. 422
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
Ferdinand von Mueller
To:
Joseph Hooker
Date:
January 1872
Source of text:
RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, f. 17
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
From:
James Paget, 1st baronet
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1872]
Source of text:
S. Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Summary:

"I am at work on the nervous mimicry of organic disease: I have some hope that, during my work, I may fall on some facts which may be of interest to you, and you may be sure that I shall send them to you."

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Arabella Burton Fisher (née Buckley)
Date:
1872-1876
Source of text:
University of Kansas: MS P332: 1a
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
1872-1876
Source of text:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: DC Supplementary Foreign Letters Vol. 218
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Date:
1872-1876
Source of text:
McGill University
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Unidentified
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1872–4]
Source of text:
DAR 88: 151–2
Summary:

Notes some corrections for 2d ed. of Descent.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Unidentified
Date:
[1872?]
Source of text:
The British Library (Surrogate RP 8051)
Summary:

Queries about the pitch of children’s crying.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
William Erasmus Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1 Jan 1872]
Source of text:
DAR 162: 105
Summary:

Worm action at Stonehenge.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Ferdinand von Mueller
To:
Joseph Hooker
Date:
1 January 1872
Source of text:
RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871- 81, f. 30
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
From:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
1 Jan 1872
Source of text:
DAR 103: 101–2
Summary:

Gladstone’s private secretary [West] has written that the Government plans to alter JDH’s position with regard to the First Commissioner of Works [Ayrton].

Huxley is not better after his Brighton trip.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Jean Jacques Moulinié
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
1 Jan 1872
Source of text:
DAR 171: 277
Summary:

The difficulties of incorporating the reorganised chapters of the 6th English edition of Origin into JJM’s translation, which was made from the 5th edition.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Theodosius Purland
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
c. 1872
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1908). In: My Life: a Record of Events and Opinions . Vol. 1. London: Chapman & Hall. [Facing p. 255]
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
[Asa Gray]
Date:
--[1872]
Source of text:
JDH/2/22/1/1 f.35, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

[Letter incomplete. This letter bears no salutation or date & begins mid sentence. The date & recipient of the letter have been surmised from adjacent letters in the series.] JDH writes of a speech given about the work of his father, Sir William Jackson Hooker. At this event JDH's health was given by Colvile, JDH in turn toasted Airys, of whom he has a low opinion. Mentions that he had previously been unaware of 'Park's obliquities'. Provides Asa Gray with references for Agarista from Don & De Candolle. Mentions Gray's feelings about his students passing & compares them to his lingering memories of his sea travels, including an apocryphal story about a retired boatswain. Penstemon palmeri is not featured in the BOTANICAL MAGAZINE. Backhouse is selfish about sharing the material Gray sends him. JDH is glad Gray will use Hillebrands seeds. JDH has finished part two of THE FLORA OF BRITISH INDIA with Amantiaceae[?] & Geraniaceae. He lists which orders different botanists will work on for part three. Bennett will do Sernambaceae[?], Ochna, Bursaria; Hiern Meliaceae; JDH Chaetost[oma] & Sabiaceae; Masters Olaceae, Thiselton-Dyer Anacard[iaceae] & Baker Leguminosae. He is also working on the GENERA PLANTARUM, for which George Bentham is doing the Mimoseae.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:
1 January 1872
Source of text:
JDH/2/3/2 f.281-282, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:
--[1872]
Source of text:
JDH/2/16 f.8, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

JDH writes to Thiselton-Dyer regarding Norman Lockyer & Alexander MacMillan, respectively editor & Scottish publisher of NATURE; to which JDH has lent his name. Lockyer has not sent JDH a copy of William Carruthers' letter, JDH considers Carruthers' intellect muddled by a 'fear of extinction'. JDH is going to the funeral of an old friend, Archibald Smith of Jordanhill, in Kensal Green the following day. JDH invites Thiselton-Dyer to dine with him & his cousin Francis 'Frank' Palgrave.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Unidentified
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1872 or later]
Source of text:
DAR 159: 146
Summary:

Extract from the History of the rise and progress of the Killerby, Studley and Warlaby herds of shorthorns by William Carr (1867).

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
William Henry Flower
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
2 January 1872
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society: Alfred Russel Wallace Collection MSS.B.W15a
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
2 Jan 1872
Source of text:
DAR 94: 216–17
Summary:

Heartily glad about the news of the Ayrton affair development.

Huxley looks very unwell from too much miscellaneous work; CD wishes he could be made a Director General for transference of British Museum and for other scientific work, as JDH suggests.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project