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From:
Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1877]
Source of text:
DAR 201: 6
Summary:

Asks CD why some living forms have evolved and others have not.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Alphonse de Candolle
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
Jan 1877
Source of text:
DAR 161: 20
Summary:

Introduces his son Casimir, who is visiting England.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Elinor Mary Bonham-Carter; Elinor Mary Dicey
Date:
[1877]
Source of text:
DAR 202: 41
Summary:

Gives his opinion on the education of girls in physiology. Would regret that any girl who wished to learn physiology should be checked.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
Text Online
From:
John William Fletcher
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
?1877-1878
Source of text:
British Library, The: BL Add. 46439 ff. 414-417
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Sigmund Fuchs
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1877–8?]
Source of text:
DAR 164: 221
Summary:

Asks if CD agrees with Carl Claus’s Grundzüge der Zoologie [3d ed. (1876)], in separating tunicates from molluscs.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Sigmund Fuchs
Date:
[1877–8?]
Source of text:
DAR 164: 221v
Summary:

[Draft of letter for Francis Darwin to write to SF.] CD declines to express an opinion on SF’s query.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Alpheus Hyatt
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
Jan 1877
Source of text:
DAR 166: 357, 359
Summary:

Reports on his work. Relationships of shells found at Steinheim; attempts to elucidate the genesis of different forms.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Adolphe de Stillfried
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1877?]
Source of text:
DAR 177: 257
Summary:

Writes of his admiration for CD and requests an autograph or photo.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Octavian Blewitt
Date:
1 Jan 1877
Source of text:
The British Library (Loan 96 RLF 1/2015/8)
Summary:

A letter in support of [Ann Jane] Cupples’ request to the Royal Literary Fund for assistance. Her talent, industry, and need.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1 Jan 1877]
Source of text:
DAR 105: B96
Summary:

Would like Price’s address.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Arthur Mellersh
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
1 Jan 1877
Source of text:
DAR 171: 148
Summary:

Has "the missing link" been found in New Guinea, as he read in the newspaper?

Offers CD the nest of a foreign bird pressed on him by a neighbour.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:
--[1877]
Source of text:
JDH/2/22/2 f.15, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:
--[1877]
Source of text:
JDH/2/22/2 f.42, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:
Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:
--[1877]
Source of text:
JDH/2/22/2 f.43, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:

JDH describes his passage on board a steamer ship. He complains about the drink especially the brandy & will try the wine as he does not think it will effect his ears. He sends his love to family members, Reginald Hawthorn Hooker, Grace Ellen Hooker & Mrs Symonds. Sends his apologies for not writing to his mother from Liverpool but he was shopping with the Stracheys until the last minute. West winds are making the passage slow.

Contributor:
Hooker Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Alfred Newton
Date:
2 Jan 1877
Source of text:
Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/63)
Summary:

Thanks AN for telling him of the complex cross among wagtails. CD is surprised that so much close interbreeding does not check their propagation.

CD does not suppose he will ever have strength to work up his data on hybridism, so he will not write to Mr Monk.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
To:
George John Romanes
Date:
2 Jan [1877]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.503)
Summary:

Agrees to propose GJR for membership in Royal Society.

Remarks on GJR’s paper on Medusae [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 167 (1877): 659–752].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
2 Jan 1877
Source of text:
DAR 177: 240
Summary:

TABS is pleased that CD found something of interest in his researches in Crete [Travels and researches in Crete (1869)].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:
3 Jan [1877]
Source of text:
Gardeners’ Chronicle , 6 January 1877, p. 19
Summary:

Suggests that the scarcity of holly berries is owing to the scarcity of bees during the spring, rather than to frost. He does not know what caused the scarcity of bees.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Asa Gray
Date:
3 Jan 1877
Source of text:
Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (118)
Summary:

Asks AG not to send his rare specimens [of Leucosmia].

Is glad of the notice about black pigs.

Has great faith in Jeffries Wyman;

thinks A. R. Wallace founds his speculation on a feeble basis.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Auckland Star
Date:
4 Jan 1877
Source of text:
Auckland Star , 1 March 1877, p. 2
Summary:

His father is grateful for the account of the alleged discovery of men with tails.

His father does not believe in their existence of the tailed men, although the tails may be an inherited monstrosity.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project