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FVM-02748
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [George Bentham]
Date:  September 1876
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1858-70, ff. 25-6
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
JHC1722
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  John Firminger Duthie
Date:  1 September 1876
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/4 f.1, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-10586
From:  John Arthur Ransome-Marriott
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 21
Summary:  

Reports on rats that gnawed holes in lead pipes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10585
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 45–6)
Summary:  

Thanks for Catasetum and other specimens.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02749
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Mitten
Date:  2 September 1876
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Letters to W. Mitten, 1848-1905, f. 205
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02750
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Odgers
Date:  2 September 1876
Classmark:  J76/9542, unit 930, VPRS 3991/P inward registered correspondence VA 475 Chief Secretary Department, Public Record office, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-10587
From:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 177: 33
Summary:  

Claims to have proved the great antiquity of several plant races. But this does not contradict the tendency to vary. Insists that heredity can make permanent varieties of sufficient duration to occur as fossils.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10588
From:  Phebe Ann Coffin Hanaford
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 92
Summary:  

PAH’s friend, a florist, is repeating CD’s experiments with Dionaea muscipula.

CD’s works stir interest in America.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02751
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  George Bentham
Date:  4 September 1876
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, ff. 181-3
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-10589
From:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 306
Summary:  

Bombus mastrucatus, an alpine bee, conforms to his observations that B. terrestris breaks open the flowers of Trifolium pratense. However, in the Alps, B. terrestris does not behave this way.

Gentiana species are adapted to lepidopteran cross-fertilisation.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10338
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [after 4 Sept 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 66
Summary:  

Has received a baffling article on God, immortality, and socialism under a Darwinian point of view.

Clerk Maxwell has disagreed with CD on molecular calculations in relation to Pangenesis in Encyclopaedia Britannica article ["Atom", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. (1875) 3: 36–49].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10590
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Sketchley Ffinden
Date:  5 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 11 (EH 88206063)
Summary:  

Sends £25 subscription, though he is not a churchman.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC383
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  6 September 1876
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.32, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH has just returned from Loch Lomond & found 3 letters & enclosures from Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer [WTTD]. In turn he is sending WTTD 2 India Office drafts & [James] Backhouse's letter complimenting RBG Kew. JDH feels that there is much more to be done at RBG Kew especially regarding the arboretum. JDH assumes that [Sir Richard] Strachey has returned to London from Aviemore. JDH mentions something that he & WTTD wrote about a Mr Talbot. JDH assumes that the Calcutta Botanic Garden is in a bad way given the conditions it exists in under Mudel[?], who JDH calls a 'jackanapes'. JDH has told [John Firminger] Duthie that he must listen to [George Henry Kendrick] Thwaites' opinion on the destination of the rubber plants Duthie takes out & that it will depend on the condition they arrive in. Some or all may be sent straight on to Assam via Calcutta [Kolkata]. JDH will back 'the Dipterocarp application'. He is anxious that WTTD come forward for the Royal Society despite the obstacle of Bentley. [George] Bentham has gone to the [British] Association [for the Advancement of Science] meeting. JDH reports that the weather in Scotland has been 'tolerable' for his & Lady Hyacinth Hooker's tour of the Clyde, Inverary & Loch Lomond & some of his 'old haunts'. JDH met the Miss Coles on the Loch Lomond Steamer. His wife Hyacinth is an excellent traveller, he describes her as 'a mountaineer'.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-13836
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Price
Date:  8 Sept 1876 or 8 Sept 1877 or 8 Sept 1878 or 8 Sept 1879 or 8 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 278
Summary:  

Kind of JP to send notes on horses, but will not write on subject again.

Erasmus Darwin has not left his house for three years.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC384
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  10 September 1876
Classmark:  JDH/2/16 f.33, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH & his wife, Hyacinth, intend to go to Skye with Mrs Lyell, Ruamond, Arthur, Mr [William Samuel?] Symonds & Miss Turner. JDH & Hyacinth will then go to Aviemore & afterwards to stay with the Grants, then home via the Colevile's near Dunfermline. JDH describes Professor Peter Guthrie Tait's lecture on force at the British Association meeting as extremely bad & an attack on John Tyndall, which has distressed Thomas Andrews, President of the Association, & Sir Charles Wyville Thomson. JDH thought Andrews' address poor, Alfred Russel Wallace's excellent, Evans' & Charles Merrifield's good but Alfred Newton's miserable. JDH hopes to report favourably on Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer's [WTTD] 'application' soon, there have been some procedural objections enumerated in a letter from Newton [letter not present]. JDH & George Bentham will attend the next Committee of Recommendations & act on WTTD's behalf.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-10591
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de
Date:  10 Sept 1876
Classmark:  Archives Gaston de Saporta (private collection)
Summary:  

Hopes GdeS will publish on subjects discussed in his letter [10587]. CD had noted similar persistence of variation in fossil shells.

Calls his attention to Nägeli’s work on Hieracium.

Expresses skepticism about O. Heer’s view that dicotyledonous plants developed suddenly. Believes they must have developed slowly in some part of the globe completely isolated from other regions.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10595
From:  Wilhelm Breitenbach
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 292
Summary:  

His research on Orchis maculata.

Discusses effect of disuse of anthers in Salvia officinalis.

Pleased CD can use his observations on Primula elatior.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10596
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Leonard Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 92
Summary:  

Informs LD of the death of Francis Darwin’s wife, Amy.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10593
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 143
Summary:  

Reports the death of Francis’ wife, Amy.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-10592
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 417–18
Summary:  

CD grieves over death of Frank’s wife Amy; worries that it will weaken Frank’s determination to pursue his scientific work.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project