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DCP-LETT-10333
From:  Nemo
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 13
Summary:  

A believer in evolution seeks to convince CD that a spiritual creative force, rather than natural selection, explains its operation.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC617
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  unknown addressee
Date:  --[1876]
Classmark:  JDH/1/14/2 f.243-253, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary availale.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-10339
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876 or later?]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 90
Summary:  

Complies with correspondent’s request; encloses photographs of himself.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10346
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Robinson
Date:  4 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Garrett Herman (private collection)
Summary:  

Thanks for the copies of the Garden, which contain a drawing of CD and notice of his work.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10346F
From:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1876
Classmark:  Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Summary:  

Thanks for a copy of Insectivorous Plants.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10347
From:  John Murray
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 481
Summary:  

At last, Expression is beginning to sell again.

Cooke has not yet decided on number of Variation [2d ed.] to print.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10348
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 50
Summary:  

Asks GHD to calculate average or mean heights of crossed and self-fertilised plant species.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-10349
From:  George Howard Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 144–5
Summary:  

Provides CD with a method of obtaining a numerical ratio that expresses the superiority in heights of crossed plants to self-fertilised plants.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10352
From:  William Henry Dallinger
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 162: 33
Summary:  

Has confirmed CD’s observations on Drosera.

Asks whether CD agrees that it is "no longer a fact" that the bladders of Utricularia vulgaris enable the plant to become lighter for fecundation and heavier when that act is accomplished. Plans to undertake further observations, under very high-powered microscopes, of mechanism of digestion.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10353
From:  Karl Heinrich Hermann (Hermann) Hoffmann
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 230
Summary:  

Bug on Tilia, cited in Variation, was Cimex apterus.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10351
From:  Charles O’Shaughnessy
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 173: 40
Summary:  

He has confuted Descent.

Enclosures announce his cures of potato blight, epilepsy, etc.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10350
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Robinson
Date:  10 Jan [1876?]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (5 May 2008)
Summary:  

Accepts WR’s offer of copies of the Garden for the next half-year.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10354
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Henry Dallinger
Date:  [after 10 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS CG/u/3)
Summary:  

CD has read all of WHD’s and J. J. Drysdale’s papers [on spontaneous generation, monads, and the origin of life] and finds them the best work on the subject.

The function of bladders in Utricularia is not to float the plant.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10355
From:  Thomas William Clarke
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 170
Summary:  

Two photographs of T. W. Clarke, Jr, aged three, offered as examples of expression.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10357
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Francis Galton
Date:  13 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 54
Summary:  

Thanks FG for his report [on the statistical validity of CD’s experiments; see Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 16–18]. Discusses FG’s comments, his own experiments, and the means by which the results may be analysed.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10356
From:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 66
Summary:  

Sends copy of Arabische Korallen [1876].

Comments on reception of his paper on "Gastrula" [see 10012].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC166
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 January 1876
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/1/1 f.54-55, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH informs Asa Gray that he is writing to Waldo Ross to thank him for a barrel of apples. JDH has received Gray's letter of 6 Dec [1875] & thanks him for a second copy of AESTIVATION AND TERMINOLOGY. JDH agrees with Gray regarding the importance of keeping [herbarium] material out of bad hands. He praises Decaisne's Pirus essay & Gray's notes in it, but notes that [Henri Ernest] Baillon has inserted a mistake into Decaisne's work; regarding the position of ovules. JDH dismisses Baillon's HISTOIRE [DES PLANTES] & calls his work on Phytolacceae a poor rehash of a bad work by Moquin-Tandon. JDH is puzzled what to do with Stegnosperma. He & George Bentham[GB] have decided to keep up Paronychieae [in GENERA PLANTARUM] & put Limeum & Gisekia [Gisechia] into Mollugineae. JDH has done Nyotaginea & had a dreadful task with Mirabilis Oxybaphus & co. But with GB's agreement kept Mirabilis for the big flowers & Oxybaphus for the small as a poor compromise. He offers to send Gray the glossary. He thinks Gray's varieties of O. cervantesii are both good distinct species. JDH is now working on Paronychieae & GB on Labiatae. Acanthaceae is being printed, to be followed by Verbenaceae. In response to Gray's entreaty JDH states he cannot visit him in the USA as he has 6 children to deal with. Hardy will go to New York in July & JDH would like to visit Gray at that time. Parish lives up to expectations. Diggs has given another grant to print the CATALOGUE OF SCIENTIFIC PAPERS for 1863-73. GB has recovered from a cold. Munro has settled near Taunton. [Thomas] Thomson has been very ill, he lives near Maidstone. [Charles Robert] Darwin is well, for him.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-10357A
From:  Sven Ludvig Lovén
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Jan 1876]
Classmark:  Centrum för vetenskapshistoria, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Sven Lovéns arkiv, Utgående brev, vol. B1:5, nr 26, s 331-333)
Summary:  

Has sent his paper on Echinoidea [see 10373] as a token of his veneration. He tried to address the confusion in knowledge about the different parts of the exoskeleton of the Echinodermata by tracing certain relations of homology not previously noticed. Much more work is required.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10359
From:  Thomas Bates Blow
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 201
Summary:  

Reports on the tendency of the normally fruitless Convolvulus arvensis, to form fruit when roots are cut and plant is in danger of dying.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10358
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  15 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1:1-52/ 36 [9889])
Summary:  

Thanks EH for Arabische Korallen [1876].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project