Asks MB to forward information to CD regarding works dealing with expression, in particular refers to Sir Charles Bell's work The nervous system [3d ed. (1836)].
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My Dear Marion
Will you inform Mr Darwin that the Footnote in the 3
The Introductory Chapter of the 2
From his leaving the title untouched, it was evident
that he intended to re-write the Essay on the Nerves: And in
my rashness, I thought that I could supply a substitute: Whence
my Essay in the Appendix, of the 3
In 1847, when there was a re-issue of the work, I took the opportunity of Amending my Essay.
In 1860, I gave a similar, yet different, Account of the
discoveries—to be prefixed to the 6
Accordingly, when Bohn, about three years ago, was in
treaty about the last Ed
I would have Amplified the topics at the bottom of p. 23.
and top of p. 24. And I w
That may come forth some other day—-When I have not so much else to do.
- f1 6480.f1Shaw refers to works by Charles Bell, the third edition of The anatomy and philosophy of expression as connected with the fine arts (C. Bell 1844) and the third edition of The nervous system of the human body: as explained in a series of papers read before the Royal Society of London (C. Bell 1836). Shaw had edited Bell's works after his death. CD used C. Bell 1844 as his main authority on anatomy associated with facial expression. There is an annotated copy of C. Bell 1844 in the Darwin Library--CUL (see Marginalia 1: 47--9).
- f2 6480.f2See C. Bell 1824, pp. 1--12.
- f3 6480.f3See C. Bell 1844, pp. 231--58.
- f4 6480.f4See C. Bell 1847, pp. 231--68 (`Appendix. On the Nervous system. By Alexander Shaw').
- f5 6480.f5Shaw refers to the sixth edition of The hand: its mechanism and vital endowments, as evincing design (C. Bell 1860; for Shaw's preface, see pp. xi--xxxv).
- f6 6480.f6Henry George Bohn published the fifth edition of The anatomy and philosophy of expression as connected with the fine arts (C. Bell 1865). Shaw's appendix was the same as in C. Bell 1847.
- f7 6480.f7Shaw refers to C. Bell 1860, pp. xxiii--xxiv, in which the development of organs of locomotion, prehension, and mastication in animals and humans is briefly discussed.