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FVM-02926
From:  Frederic Bonney
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1879
Classmark:  MEL 86988, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02925
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  […]
Date:  1879
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.Dated on the basis of the statement that B79.13.08, which was published before 25 June 1879, was being printed at the time. The document is a one-page printed questionnaire that M has completed
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02927
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  the Linnean Society of London
Date:  January 1879
Classmark:  Linnean Society, London, Certificates of Fellows, Foreign Members and Associates, 1877-82
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02928
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  the Linnean Society of London
Date:  January 1879
Classmark:  Linnean Society, London, Certificates of Fellows, Foreign Members and Associates, 1879
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02929
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  the Linnean Society of London
Date:  January 1879
Classmark:  Linnean Society, London, Certificates of Fellows, Foreign Members and Associates, 1877-82
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
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DCP-LETT-8131
From:  Charles Valentine Smith
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A61–2
Summary:  

Notes on reefs in the SW Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11814
From:  James Torbitt
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1879?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 151
Summary:  

Has found no [potato] variety whose foliage can resist the parasite, except when grown under glass.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11817
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  1 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Taylor Library, Shrewsbury School
Summary:  

Thanks AG for his kind note and returns his good wishes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC667
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  2 January 1879
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 46, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-11819
From:  Marius Koch
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 48
Summary:  

A young disciple wishes to know if reports of people with tails in New Guinea could be true.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11820A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Edward Frankland
Date:  4 Jan [1879]
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester (Frankland Collection)
Summary:  

Fears that the promised bottle of pure water may have been despatched or stolen in passage. [See 11768a.]

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC669
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  6 January 1879
Classmark:  Asa Gray Correspondence 47, Archives of the Gray Herbarium
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-11821
From:  Mary Jung
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 168: 94
Summary:  

Young Austrian woman asks for CD’s autograph.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11822
From:  Carl (Kraus, Charles) Kraus
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 104
Summary:  

A supporter of "the presumptive connection between socialism and evolution through natural selection" sends essays of Carl Vogt and requests CD to comment on them publicly.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11823F
From:  William Erasmus Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 70)
Summary:  

Sends figures on increase in value of North Western Railway stocks. Says consol stock considered much more secure for bankers. Does not think his own bank is in danger of a run. Is glad to see the Emperor of Prussia has confirmed CD’s appointment to Academy. Is snowing at Bassett.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11823
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Dr Mirko Majer (private collection
Summary:  

Thanks correspondent for the copies of his engraving. "The work seems to be, though I cannot pretend to be a judge, a vy fine production".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11824
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  10 Jan [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 152
Summary:  

G[eorge] has visited A[nthony] R[ich] at Worthing.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11825
From:  Leopold Würtenberger
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 181: 184
Summary:  

Asks about possibility of securing grant in England in order to complete work on ammonites. Describes progress. Could CD recommend him to a foundation? Describes personal background.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11825F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Mary Jung
Date:  11 Jan 1879
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681, 28–9 June 2005)
Summary:  

Suggests MJ does not worry about the differences in opinion between ecclesiastics and scientists.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-11826
From:  Charles Harrison Blackley
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 194
Summary:  

Relates anecdote about a provincial girl’s reaction to being told men descended from monkeys.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project