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To Frances Power Cobbe   23 March [1870?]

Summary

Has read and enjoyed the Kant that FPC sent.

Returns P. C. Despine [?Psychologie naturelle (1868)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  23 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, San Marino (CB 385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7145

From F. P. Cobbe   28 March [1870?]

Summary

Pleased to have encouraged CD to look at Kant.

Author:  Frances Power Cobbe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7149

To F. P. Cobbe    20 August [1870]

Summary

CD writes for Emma, who is ill.

Delighted with FPC’s "most just" article [in Echo?]. Sends £1 subscription.

Thanks for telling CD about the Fraser’s Magazine article [F. W. Farrar, "Hereditary genius (by F. Galton)", n.s. 2 (1870): 251–65].

CD wrote as Justice of Peace for Kent to the Home Secretary about Holder’s case.

Tropaeolum transmits every shade of colour if self-fertilised for six or seven generations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  20 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7306

From F. P. Cobbe   [26 November 1872]

Summary

Acknowledges presentation copy [of Expression], which is not to be found in the market.

Interested in CD’s opinion of her article ["The consciousness of dogs", Q. Rev. 133 (1872): 419–51].

Hopes she may see CD at Queen Anne St [home of E. A. Darwin].

Author:  Frances Power Cobbe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Nov 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8649

To F. P. Cobbe   28 November 1872

Summary

FPC’s article on consciousness of dogs is best analysis of an animal’s mind CD has read.

Regrets she quotes [Edward?] Jesse.

Since writing Descent, CD has come to believe dogs have a conscience.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  28 Nov 1872
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8652

From F. P. Cobbe   28 November [1872]

Summary

More stories about dog behaviour.

Author:  Frances Power Cobbe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8653

From F. P. Cobbe   25 December [1872]

Summary

Sends story of a dog’s suicide.

Author:  Frances Power Cobbe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8696

To F. P. Cobbe?   18 March [1873?]

Summary

CD has discovered correspondent intends to present a petition to the House of Commons on which CD’s is the sole signature. Asks that his name be erased unless other signatures are added.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  18 Mar [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8814

To F. P. Cobbe   [14 January 1875]

Summary

Explains why he cannot sign Miss Cobbe’s anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [14 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814F

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [25 February 1871]

Summary

Discusses CD’s and her own views on ‘moral sense’.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [25 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 390)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7516F

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [7 April 1871]

Summary

CD is reading the Theological Review (Cobbe 1871) with the greatest interest and attention.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [7 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 388)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7666F

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   [14 April 1871]

Summary

Thanks for FPC’s book (presumablyAlone to the alone: prayers for theists (Cobbe ed. 1871)).

CD much interested in article ‘Darwinism in morals’ in the Theological Review (Cobbe 1871).

CDs and FPC’s views on moral sense in hive bees, and an article in the Pall Mal Gazette ([Morley] 1871b).

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  [14 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 389)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7684F

From Emma Darwin to F. P. Cobbe   14 January [1875]

Summary

Explains more fully why CD cannot sign Miss Cobbe’ anti-vivisection petition.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Frances Power Cobbe
Date:  14 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Hull University Archives, Hull History Centre (British Union for Anti-Vivisection archives: U DBV/25/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9814G
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