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DCP-LETT-13779
From:  Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 6
Summary:  

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

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10759
From:  Alphonse de Candolle
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 20
Summary:  

Introduces his son Casimir, who is visiting England.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10746
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Elinor Mary Dicey
Date:  [1877]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10336
From:  Sigmund Fuchs
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10337
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Sigmund Fuchs
Date:  [1877–8?]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10760
From:  Alpheus Hyatt
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10744
From:  Adolphe de Stillfried
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1877?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 257
Summary:  

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

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10745
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1877–81]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 92
Summary:  

Letter of reference giving his opinion of the character of a man who has been his footman for a year.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-10764F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Octavian Blewitt
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10763
From:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B96
Summary:  

Would like Price’s address.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC201
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  --[1877]
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.15, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC214
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  --[1877]
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.42, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
JHC215
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  --[1877]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10764
From:  Arthur Mellersh
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10766
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Alfred Newton
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10765
From:  Charles Robert Darwin; Francis Darwin
To:  George John Romanes
Date:  2 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (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
DCP-LETT-10767
From:  Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10769
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  3 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10768
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 Jan 1877
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-10770
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George John Romanes
Date:  4 Jan 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (504)
Summary:  

Discusses certificate proposing GJR as Fellow of Royal Society.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project