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To [?]   23 August [1870–80]

Summary

Discusses evolution of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Aug [1870-80]
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (dealer) (3 November 1966)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13884

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To Mr Dorrell   11 August [1870]

Summary

He will not be ready to begin correcting proofs until 28 or 29 August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr. Dorrell
Date:  11 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  Jonathan Haile (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299F

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From Charles Lawford Acland   17 August 1870

Summary

Is studying Variation, especially Pangenesis. Reports earlier notion of Dr Robert Lee, that resemblance between husband and wife may be partly owing to her having man’s blood circulating in her during pregnancies; thus spouses most resemble each other in large families.

Author:  Charles Lawford Acland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7303

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From William Farr   6 August 1870

Summary

Is glad John Lubbock made the fight he did [to amend Census Bill to enable insertion of questions on consanguineous marriages].

Author:  William Farr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7296

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   7 August [1870]

Summary

Plans to visit Down in a week.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7297

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From Paul Broca   4 August 1870

Summary

Thanks CD for compliments on the first part of his "discours",

but the later part was critical of natural selection. Nevertheless, CD should see him not as a systematic adversary, but in the camp of Quatrefages de Bréau and Milne-Edwards.

Author:  Pierre Paul (Paul) Broca
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7294

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To John Murray   5 [August 1870]

Summary

MS of Descent, except last chapter, is ready to send to printer. Hopes the printer will be able to keep him steadily at work correcting proof. "It drives me mad to change from job to job."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  5 [Aug 1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 209–10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7265

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To H. B. Jones   3 August [1870]

Summary

Despite HBJ’s good aid, CD’s stomach will not permit a visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293A

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From John Murray   6 August [1870]

Summary

JM informs CD that he will have Clowes give him written assurance that the printing [of Descent] will proceed without interruption.

The [Franco-Prussian] War is a sad damper on international science and his publishing plans.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 377
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7295

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 August [1870]

Summary

Wishes to visit Down.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7302

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To L. H. Morgan   11 August [1870]

Summary

Thanks LHM for concluding chapter [to Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family (1871)]. Agrees that it is important to study the habits and institutions of savages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  11 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7300

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To George F. Kittredge   24 August [1870]

Summary

Thanks GFK for offer of information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  G. F Kittredge
Date:  24 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7309

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To J. V. Carus   18 August 1870

Summary

Has just sent MS of Descent to printers. Recognises that [because of Franco-Prussian War] the publisher will have given up idea of a German translation.

Though the war is a misfortune for science, CD rejoices at the wonderful success of Germany; has met no one who does not share this feeling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  18 Aug 1870
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 60–61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7305

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From Lewis Henry Morgan   9 August 1870

Summary

Sends last chapter of his book in press [Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family vol. 17 in Smithsonian contributions to knowledge (1871)], which supports CD on man.

Ethnology must study the ages of barbarism as the formative portions of man’s physical and mental history.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299

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To Jean Jacques Moulinié   18 August 1870

Summary

Under present circumstances [Franco-Prussian War] gives up French translation of Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  18 Aug 1870
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, ff. 16–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7304

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To Fritz Müller   28 August 1870

Summary

Mimicry in Lepidoptera.

Sexual selection.

The Franco-Prussian war.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  28 Aug 1870
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7310

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From Henry Bence Jones   2 August 1870

Summary

CD has complained of pins and needles keeping him from working on his book [Descent]. If he could spend ten days with HBJ, he would be well and fit.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 168: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293

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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

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To Philip Lutley Sclater   30 August [1870]

Summary

Encloses, for publication, note about Pampas woodpecker, opposing W. H. Hudson [see 7354].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  30 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.383)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7311

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To Mr Dorrell   9 August 1870

Summary

Sends instructions to Messrs Clowes concerning typesetting and printing of proof-sheets of Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr. Dorrell; William Clowes & Sons
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7298

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