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Album containing letters mainly to George Romanes, 1867-88

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MS. Eng. d. 3823

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There is a contemporary index to the correspondents on fols. 1-3. Comprises letters from:
  1. (fols. 6-7, 11) Charles Darwin, 13 Dec. 1881 with (fol. 4) photograph, n.d. [1882]
  2. (fols. 8-9, 154-5) Sir Francis Darwin, n.d. [1882], 7 June 1877
  3. (fols. 12-13) Asa Gray, 15 Jan. 1887
  4. (fols. 15-16) Sir John Burdon-Sanderson, 26 June n.y.
  5. (fols. 17-18, 78) Sir Richard Owen, 18 Nov. 1882, 4 Oct. 1881
  6. (fol. 19) George Busk, 1882
  7. (fol. 23) Lord Rosebery, 5 Jan. 1886
  8. (fols. 25-6) Lady Rosebery, 25 Nov. 1885
  9. (fols. 27-8) James Cotter Morison, 29 Dec. 1882
  10. (fols. 30-1) William Hudson, 4 Apr. 1887
  11. (fols. 34-5) Warren de la Rue, 17 Dec. 1880, with (fol. 32) a sample of platinum wire 'deflagrated by condensers'
  12. (fol. 36) Benjamin Jowett, 16 Oct. 1883
  13. (fols. 38-9) Sir Francis Galton, 16 Oct. 1885
  14. (fol. 40) Sir John MacDonald, 24 Dec. 1885
  15. (fols. 42-3) Alfred Russel Wallace, 8 May 1881
  16. (fol. 44) Campbell de Morgan, 17 Dec. n.y.
  17. (fol. 45) Sir Frederick Bramwell, 4 Nov. 1886
  18. (fols. 47-8) Sir Joseph Hooker, 2 July 1876
  19. (fols. 49-50) William Dallinger, 11 July 1883
  20. (fols. 51-3) Herbert Spencer, 8 June 1881
  21. (fols. 55-6) Sir James Paget, 10 Jan. 1877
  22. (fol. 57) Robert Browning, 24 Apr. 1887
  23. (fols. 59-60) Ray Lankester, 8 July n.y.
  24. (fols. 61-2) Joseph Lister, 24 Oct. 1887
  25. (fols. 64-5) A. Gunther, 13 Apr. 1875
  26. (fol. 69) Isaac Bayley Balfour, 30 Jan. 1888
  27. (fol. 70) W. Boyd Dawkins, 14 Mar. 1881
  28. (fols. 72-3) John Lubbock, 4 Dec. 1880
  29. (fol. 74) P. L. Sclater, 19 June 1882
  30. (fols. 76-7) John G. M'Kendrick, 21 Aug. 1876
  31. (fols. 80-3) Alexander Bain, 7 Feb. 1883
  32. (fols. 84-5) W. Spottiswoode, 4 Feb. 1876
  33. (fols. 88-9) W. T. Thiselton Dyer, 15 Dec. 1877
  34. (fol. 90) Sir William F. Pollock, 7 Apr. 1884
  35. (fols. 92-5) Arthur Gamgee, 28 Oct. 1876
  36. (fols. 96-7 J. C. Ewart, n.d.
  37. (fols. 99-100 William Crookes, 17 Dec. 1875
  38. (fol. 101) Sir Andrew Clark, 6 Aug. 1888
  39. (fol. 103) Hugo Muller, 3 Apr. 1881
  40. (fol. 105) James Scott Bowerbank, n.d.
  41. (fols. 106-7) Sir David Ferrier, 17 Feb. 1882
  42. (fols. 109-10) Lauder Brunton, 15 Sept. 1881
  43. (fols. 111-12) Sir George Stokes, 12 Oct. 1876
  44. (fols. 115-16) Francis Turner Palgrave, 9 Nov. 1885
  45. (fol. 117) F. Max Muller, 25 June 1887
  46. (fols. 119-20) Henry Moseley, 3 Oct. 1881
  47. (fols.121-2) William Black, 13 Apr. n.y.
  48. (fols. 124-5) George Allman, 23 June 1876
  49. (fol. 126, 271) Samuel Barnett, 24 Nov. 1887, n.d.
  50. (fols. 127-8) Sir Thomas Fraser, 7 Jan. 1882
  51. (fols. 130-1) Donald MacAlister, n.d., a 'little memento' in verse form accompanying a letter not now present
  52. (fol. 132) H. Scott Holland, 8 May n.y.
  53. (fols. 134-5) Sir Edmund Gosse, 25 Mar. 1886
  54. (fols. 136-7) George Henry Lewes, n.d.
  55. (fols. 139-40) John Pye Smith,n.d.
  56. (fols. 141-2) William Carpenter, 27 Dec. 1882
  57. (fol. 143) Alexander Agassiz, [6 Apr. 1881]
  58. (fol. 145) Octavia Hill, 16 Nov. 1887
  59. (fol. 158) Anna Swanwick, 22 April n.y.
  60. (fol. 159) John Brett, n.d.
  61. (fols. 161-2) William Lecky, 14 Dec. 1885
  62. (fol. 163) George Henslow, 8 July 1881
  63. (fols. 165-6) John Venn, 20 June 1881
  64. (fol. 167) George Croom Robertson, 2 Jan. 1878
  65. (fols. 169-70) John Morley, 26 Oct. 1877
  66. (fols. 171-2) Martin Duncan, 10 May [1888]
  67. (fols. 174-174a) Sir William Bowman, 5 [June] 1882
  68. (fols. 176-7) Allen Thomson, 3 Jan 1878
  69. (fol. 178) Robert McLachlan, 10 June 1881
  70. (fols. 180-1) Sir William Russell, n.d.
  71. (fol. 182) Farrer Herschell, 13 Apr. 1883
  72. (fols. 184-5) Clara Schumann, 27 Mar. n.y.
  73. (fols. 186-7) John N. Langley, 21 Feb. 1882
  74. (fols. 189-92) Lord Arthur Russell, Apr. 1882
  75. (fols. 193-4) Samuel Smiles, 21 Apr. 1876
  76. (fol. 195) James Matthews Duncan, 16 Jan 1882
  77. (fols. 197-8) John Glaister, 18 Jan. 1883
  78. (fols. 199-202) Sir William Gull, n.d.
  79. (fols. 204-5) Norman M. Ferrers, 5 Nov. 1880
  80. (fols. 206-7) George Darwin, 31 July 882
  81. (fol. 209) William Odling, 10 July n.y.
  82. (fol. 210) Dr. John Marshall, 5 Apr. 1881
  83. (fols. 212-13) Sir Robert Christison, 16 Sept. 1881
  84. (fols. 214-15) Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer, 27 May n.y.
  85. (fols. 216-17) Sir William Roberts-Austen, 2 May 1886
  86. (fol. 221) Hugh Haweis, n.d.
  87. (fols. 223-4) Samuel Henry Butcher, 25 Feb. 1886
  88. (fols. 225-6) James Croll, 9 May 1883
  89. (fols. 227-30) Michael Foster, 17 June n.y.
  90. (fols. 231-2) Edward Cope, 12 Feb. 1886
  91. (fols. 234-5) William Rutherford, 24 Nov. 188[5]
  92. (fols. 236-7) Dr Henry Maudsley, 20 Feb. 1878
  93. (fols. 238-9) Henry Stainton, 25 June 1881
  94. (fol. 241) Thomas George Bonney, 3 June 1885
  95. (fols. 242-3) Sir Douglas Galton, 10 June 1870
  96. (fols. 244-5) Francis Paget, 1886
  97. (fols. 247-8) Sir Joseph Fayrer, 21 Feb. 1878
  98. (fols. 249-50) Robert McDonnell, 18 Sept. n.y.
  99. (fols. 252-3) Alfred Newton, 13 Jan. 1852
  100. (fols. 254-5) John Rae, 14 July 1878
  101. (fols. 256-7) Francis Balfour, 11 Oct. 1881
  102. (fols. 259-60) Sir Edward Schafer, 27 May 1878
  103. (fols. 262-3) Sir Henry Roscoe, 29 Oct. 1878
  104. (fols. 264-5) W. B. Richardson, 2 Aug. 1887
  105. (fol. 267) Henry Charlton Bastian, n.d.
  106. (fols. 268-9) James Sully, 2 Dec. 1885
  107. (fols. 272-3) William Sharpey, 28 Oct. 1878
  108. (fols. 276-7) f authfilenumber="GB/NNAF/P131689" source="nra">Sir James Crichton-Browne, 27 Aug. 1878
  109. (fol. 278) Sir Edward Fry, 15 Feb. 1886
  110. (fols. 279-80) Mary Ward, 3 Feb. 1888
  111. (fols. 282-3) John Ingram, 5 Sept. 1878
  112. (fol. 285) Sir James Knowles, 22 Aug. 1878
  113. (fol. 286) Samuel Pierpont Langley, 21 May 1884
  114. (fols. 288-9) Sir William Turner, 22 Nov. n.y.
  115. (fols. 291-2) Thomas Huxley, [2] Dec. 1878
  116. (fol. 293) Thomas Woolner, n.d.
  117. (fols. 295-6) John Fletcher Moulton, 15 June 1878
  118. (fol. 297) St. George Mivart, 4 Aug. 1881
  119. (fols. 299-300) Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 12 Jan. 1887
  120. (fols. 301-2) Millicent Fawcett, 6 Jan. n.d.
  121. (fols. 303-4) Walter Ouless, 23 Oct. 1883
  122. (fols. 306-7) Sir William Flower, 21 May 1881
  123. (fols. 309-10) John Tyndall, 16 Dec. 1880
The album also includes four letters to: Dr. John Marshall from
  1. (fols. 146-7) William Morris, 28 Dec. n.y.
  2. (fol. 149) Frederick Leighton, n.d.
  3. (fol. 150) George Edmund Street, 27 Dec. 1877
  4. (fol. 151) Henry Acland, 4 June 1884
  5. (fols. 156-7) Alfred Waterhouse, 22 June 1885
The album also includes:
  1. (fols. 21-2) letter from John Ruskin to Mr. Grove, 7 Feb. 1867
  2. (fols. 66-7) letter General William Sherman to Charles Aldrich esq., 17 Sept. 1884
  3. (fol. 86) letter from William Black to Sir Joseph Lockyer, 11 Sept. n.y.
  4. (fols. 219-20) letter from William Rossetti to Mr. Aldrich, 6 Nov. 1885
  5. (fols. 152-3) a brief letter addressed to 'Chere Madame' from Paul Rajon, 4 July n.y. French

Dates

  • 1867-88

Extent

311 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. d. 3823

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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