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FVM-02370
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Joseph Hooker
Date:  January 1872
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, f. 17
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-8130
From:  James Paget, 1st baronet
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872]
Classmark:  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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DCP-LETT-7424
From:  Unidentified
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872–4]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 151–2
Summary:  

Notes some corrections for 2d ed. of Descent.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8135F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1872?]
Classmark:  Bonhams, 13 March 2002
Summary:  

Queries about the pitch of children’s crying.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8137
From:  William Erasmus Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 105
Summary:  

Worm action at Stonehenge.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-8136
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1872
Classmark:  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
JHC153
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  [Asa Gray]
Date:  --[1872]
Classmark:  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
JHC1478
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  1 January 1872
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.281-282, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC360
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  --[1872]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-8138
From:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1872
Classmark:  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
FVM-02371
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Joseph Hooker
Date:  1 January 1872
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871- 81, f. 30
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13888
From:  Unidentified
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872 or later]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-8139
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Jan 1872
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-8140
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. Lib. MSS/DAR: 30)
Summary:  

Thanks for letter [8137]. Finds observation at Stonehenge of depth of mould at different parts of slope "most valuable".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8141
From:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 18
Summary:  

Further details and measurements of the stones in the courtyard pavement for CD’s investigation of earthworm action.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02372
From:  David Boyle
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  4 January 1872
Classmark:  RB MSS M1, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.Published in Pretlove (2012), p. 83
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-8141F
From:  William Erasmus Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Jan 1872]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 49)
Summary:  

Sends comments on his diagram of Stonehenge. Will go to Beaulieu.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8143
From:  St George Jackson Mivart
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 197
Summary:  

Sends his reply to Huxley’s criticisms [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 168–97].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8142
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  4 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. suppl. 66 fol. 26–7
Summary:  

Was unaware that chapter headings [of Origin] had been printed off [in French edition (1873)]. Suggests that new part of chapter 7 be printed as appendix.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-05255
From:  Christoph Friedrich von Stälin
To:  Johann von Wächter
Date:  4 January 1872
Classmark:  E 56 Bü. 28, Hauptstaatsarchiv, Stuttgart
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project