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To ?   14 June [1870]

Summary

When CD comes to London in ten days, he will "immediately call on you and explain why I cannot at once answer your question".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  14 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 43 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7233

Matches: 1 hit

From E. C. Rye   29 June 1870

Summary

Draws CD’s attention to a paper in American Naturalist [3 (1869): 109] describing honey-bees killed by entanglement in pollen-masses of Asclepias.

Author:  Edward Caldwell Rye
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7252

Matches: 1 hit

From Benjamin Collins Brodie   9 June 1870

Summary

Hears CD may come to Oxford at Commencement to receive an honorary degree. Invites CD, his wife, and daughter to stay at his house. [CD declined Hon. D.C.L. on grounds of ill health.]

Author:  Benjamin Collins Brodie, Jr, 2d baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7225

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Brodie, B. C. , Jr Darwin, C. R. …

From Osbert Salvin   24 June 1870

Summary

Publication Committee of Zoological Society has granted CD use of woodblock from the Society’s Proceedings.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7243

Matches: 1 hit

To Federico Delpino   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks FD for seeds of Canna.

Still thinks it would be worth FD’s while looking at the fertilisation of Lotus; does not think Frank Darwin has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213

Matches: 1 hit

From Louis Rérolle   22 June 1870

Summary

Copies of the French translation of Orchids were sent to C. V. Naudin, Quatrefages de Bréau, and Charles Martins at CD’s request and to Duchartre, Brongniart, Baillon, Lecoq, Godron, and Alphonse de Candolle on Rérolle’s initiative.

Author:  Louis Rérolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7240

Matches: 1 hit

To Adam Sedgwick   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks AS for his kindness towards himself and his family. Looks back with great satisfaction to his last visit ("as it will probably prove") to Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Stanford University Department of Special Collections (Stephen Jay Gould Collection, M1437, Box 958)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213F

Matches: 1 hit

To James Paget   4 June [1870]

Summary

Asks to have observations made of a person retching violently, but ejecting nothing from stomach, in order to test relation between spasmodic contraction of orbicular muscles and tears. CD believes tears are caused by matter filling nostrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  4 June [1870]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Wellcome MS 5703/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7217

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Galton   25 June 1870

Summary

Two, perhaps all three, doe [rabbits] are sterile after the transfusions; will try another method.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7245

Matches: 1 hit

To Frederick Bates   26 June [1870?]

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Summary

Thanks for Trox beetles which have been forwarded [to London], but unfortunately CD has no microscope here. Is "in despair how to observe them … they sham dead" and are not inclined to stridulate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Bates
Date:  26 June [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7245A

Matches: 1 hit

From George Cupples   20 June 1870

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Summary

Will send CD a deerhound puppy.

Reaffirms his statement that dogs in breeding form decided preferences toward each other, based on size, colour, or character.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 83: 142–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7237

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cupples, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin | ever truly yours | George Cupples Cha s . Darwin, Esq r . | Down. 1.1 I write … &c.   …

From St G. J. Mivart   11 June 1870

Summary

Asks by what action CD believes bee, spider, and fly orchids came to resemble their namesakes

and how the beauty of bivalves could have been produced by natural or sexual selection.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7227

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Mivart, S. G. J. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … you & remain My dear Sir | Always Your’s very truly | S t G Mivart C.  Darwin Esq r . …

From Francis Galton   1 June 1870

Summary

Thanks CD for his help and encouragement in his series of experiments [to test Pangenesis].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7212

Matches: 1 hit

From Louis Rérolle   15 June 1870

Summary

French translation of Orchids is published.

Author:  Louis Rérolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7234

Matches: 1 hit

From Hermann Hoffmann   23 June 1870

Summary

Sends drawings of the foot of chicken showing swimming membrane.

Author:  Karl Heinrich Hermann (Hermann) Hoffmann
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 193: 113–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7242

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Galton   28 June 1870

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[William Rathbone] Greg is author [of "Failure of ""natural selection"" in the case of man", Fraser’s Magazine 78 (1868): 353–62].

Comments on findings in J. M. Duncan [Fecundity, fertility, sterility and allied topics (1866)].

Saw A. D. Bartlett about monkeys.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: B160–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7249

Matches: 1 hit

To J. D. Hooker   2 [June 1870]

Summary

Returns H. C. Watson’s letter.

CD must study JDH’s manner of arrangement of varieties and subspecies, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 [June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7214

Matches: 1 hit

From T. H. Farrer   5 June 1870

Summary

Has sent F. Müller "a long screed" about the Passiflora.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7219

Matches: 1 hit

To Ernst Haeckel   23 June [1870]

Summary

Comments on new edition of EH’s book [Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte, 2d ed. (1870)].

Mentions his own book [Descent].

Visit by Kölliker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  23 June [1870]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7241

Matches: 1 hit

From John Murray   10 June [1870]

Summary

Asks CD whether he is far enough along with his new work [Descent] to allow him to announce it as a forthcoming publication in his next quarterly list.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7226

Matches: 1 hit

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