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FVM-03224
From:  [James Roberts]
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1881
Classmark:  RB MSS M136, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-12961
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1881–2?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 115
Summary:  

Will GHD ask Lord R[ayleigh] whether "gas-men in testing light, exclude the diffused light".

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12959
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Julius Lippert
Date:  [1881]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/23)
Summary:  

Thanks JL for copy of Die Religionen [1881].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03225
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [Joseph Hooker]
Date:  1881
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller 1871-81, f. 313
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03227
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Frederick Bailey
Date:  January 1881
Classmark:  In and out letter and packet book, letter register, Colonial Botanist, book one, 1879-1894, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03226
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Edward Ramsay
Date:  January 1881
Classmark:  ML MSS.562, Letters to E. P. Ramsay 1862-91, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.M’s new-year greeting indicates that this note was probably written in early January. MS precedes M to E. Ramsay, 22 January 1881, in the file, and is dated to 1881 on this basis
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-12965
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Alexander Agassiz
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 143: 10
Summary:  

Thanks AA for letter on coral reefs. "I used to think … that areas of elevation and of subsidence must – as a general rule be separated by a single great line of fissure, or rather of several".

Suggests that AA urge again his views on reappearance of old characters.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12963
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  1 Jan 1881 or 6 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Summary:  

Thanks VOK for the Russian tea.

Rejoices at his prosperity and appointment at Moscow [Associate Professor, Moscow University, 1880–3].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03231
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Odoardo Beccari
Date:  1 January 1881
Classmark:  University of Florence, Science Library: Botany, Archives, Beccari 12/32
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03228
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Miles Berkeley
Date:  1 January 1881
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, London, Botany Library, Berkeley correspondence, vol. 9
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03230
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Joseph Hooker
Date:  1 January 1881
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller 1871-81, f. 295
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03229
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 January 1881
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller 1871-81, ff. 291-4
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-12967
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Post Office Savings Bank
Date:  1 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 77
Summary:  

Asks to have some funds of the Down Friendly Society transferred.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12966
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  James Torbitt
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 127
Summary:  

T. H. Farrer and James Caird express great interest in JT’s report. Have instructed CD to hold £90 for use by JT in spring. Caird asks that potatoes be sent to his gardener for trials.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12964
From:  Alfred Russel Wallace
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: a6
Summary:  

ARW’s view of migration of plants from mountain to mountain gains support from case described in Nature [23 (1880): 125–6] by J. G. Baker. Identical species of alpine plants found in African mountains and Madagascar.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12969
From:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 92: B61; DAR 221.2: 27
Summary:  

Encloses reply to Butler [Kosmos 8 (1881): 321–2]. Has also written a reply intended for English reader. Will have it translated for Popular Science Review if CD thinks suitable.

Report of Jäger accident was an error.

Kosmos has been purchased by Eduard Koch in Stuttgart and will continue as in the past.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12968
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  2 Jan 1881
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 46434)
Summary:  

On land migration of plants. The case in Nature is striking but CD doubts that seeds of plants could be blown from mountains of Abyssinia to mountains of Madagascar.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12970
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Summary:  

Alarm over Wallace’s memorial; asks HWB if he has received it and forwarded it to Hooker. Wanted to get it to Gladstone before Parliament met.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12974
From:  James Caird
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 161: 6
Summary:  

JC and Farrer are impressed with Torbitt’s papers. Will continue financial support.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-12974F
From:  James Caird
To:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 144: 3
Summary:  

JC agrees with THF that CD should keep the money to disburse when proper for [James] Torbitt’s cause.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project