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DCP-LETT-11302
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [1878?]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 21
Summary:  

Forwards an unspecified work for FD to read.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11304
From:  Ellen Harrison
To:  Emma Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 108
Summary:  

On an elephant’s crying when foot was operated on.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02832
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [John Buchanan]
Date:  1878
Classmark:  A644, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02833
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [John Buchanan]
Date:  1878
Classmark:  A644, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-11306
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Édouard Marie (Édouard) Heckel
Date:  1 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Barbara and Robert Pincus (private collection)
Summary:  

Pleased EH is translating Forms of flowers. Agrees "cowslip" and "oxlip" ought to be translated by their scientific names.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC217
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Lady Hyacinth Hooker (nee Symonds, then Jardine)
Date:  --1878
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/2 f.45, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-11305
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  1 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Summary:  

Good article by Fritz Müller in Kosmos supporting August Weismann’s views on caterpillars.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02834
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  George Bentham
Date:  1 January 1878
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, f. 205
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-11307
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  1 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 438
Summary:  

Thanks HM for his review [of Forms of flowers, Kosmos 2 (1877–8): 286].

Thinks HM’s previous article was very important [Kosmos 2 (1877–8): 128–40]. CD will "heartily rejoice" if HM has explained the steps by which Rhamnus and Valeriana have been rendered dioecious.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11308
From:  Raphael Meldola
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 121
Summary:  

Wishes to borrow third part of Fritz Müller’s article on sexual selection in butterflies [Kosmos 2 (1877–8): 218–24].

Is forwarding material on stridulation, including Prof. Wood-Mason’s paper ["Note on Mygale stridulans", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1877): 281–2], which should interest CD.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11308A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 249: 126
Summary:  

Thanks correspondent for note and specimen; they will be of use in new edition of Forms of flowers.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11310
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Date:  3 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Summary:  

Comments on discovery of micro-organisms in disease.

Describes experiments carried out by Francis Darwin on filaments of Dipsacus.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11309F
From:  Elizabeth Anne Greaves
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 12
Summary:  

The portrait of Erasmus Darwin by Wright of Derby has been dispatched.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11309
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  3 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Summary:  

Is dispatching December number of Kosmos.

Will read the discussion on stridulation that RM mentioned.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02835
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Edward Ramsay
Date:  3 January 1878
Classmark:  ML MSS.562, Letters to E. P. Ramsay 1862-91, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-11311
From:  William James (William) Farrer
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 106
Summary:  

Sends cutting on origin of variety of merino sheep.

Would like references to works on breeding.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11311F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Karl von Scherzer
Date:  4 Jan 1878
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (11 October 2007)
Summary:  

Discusses dates when he might meet the prince (Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria) in London, or perhaps the Prince might visit Down.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11312
From:  Henry Hyde (Hyde) Clarke
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 161: 162
Summary:  

Cites language books; a comparison of them shows unity of language.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02836
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Joseph Hooker
Date:  5 January 1878
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Falkland Islands, Miscellaneous, 1841-1928, Miscellaneous reports 18.5, f. 323.This letter is written to the right of the central margin on the back of the folio, at the end of the text of a letter from W. H. Bacchus to J. G. Luehmann, 7 November 1877, transcribed below. The front of the folio is annotated at top left in an unknown hand Sent | Oct 29/69.Mr J G Luehman (sic)Dear SirYours of the 29th Ult received. I should like to get some more of the [perennial] Wheat grass as I think a good deal of it. Is not a [grain] (judging from the way it comes up) but a cereal grass which makes it more interesting My grass seed[s] saved are sown on my land in Autumn drilled together and I do not keep them. I send in separate parcel packets of a few which are left. The Baron (when do you expect he will return) promised to write to the Falkland Islands for seeds of Tussock grass Dactylis caespitosa. I should like very much to procure some. Some years ago you kindly gave me some seeds of Pringlea antiscorbutica none came up have you heard of any one having grown it - You seemed to be short of plants of Azolla rubra I can send plenty if you require anyI am always glad to [receive] seeds of new grass or fodder plants to sow for test purposes.I remain yours trulyW H BacchusPeerewur 7 Nov /77
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-11314
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  6 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (6 February 1962)
Summary:  

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project