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To George Cupples   20 September [1870]

Summary

Many thanks for present of a dog: he will arrange its collection from the train whenit arrives in London.

He is correcting proofs of Descent, and will send GC a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  20 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (19 December 2002, lot 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7322F

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From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 September 1870

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7313

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From George Cupples   17 September 1870

Summary

CD’s deerhound puppy will be ready soon.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7321

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  • … Cupples, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • c. I hope you are tolerably well and in full ability to go on, also to take interest in what is astir scientifically & otherwise Ever truly yours George Cupples To | Charles Darwin, Esq r . …

To Hermann Settegast   29 September 1870

Summary

Thanks HS for a copy of his book [? Die Thierzucht (1868)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermann Gustav (Hermann) Settegast
Date:  29 Sept 1870
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Autogr. I/101, Bl. 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7330

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  • Darwin, C. R. Settegast, Hermann …

From John Tyndall   7 September 1870

Summary

Sends CD proofs of a lecture he will give at Liverpool. Asks CD to check the part referring to him.

Élie de Beaumont’s remark, in which he requires CD to recant before being admitted to the [French] Academy, is intolerable. "This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 106: C3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7318

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   20 September 1870

Summary

Thanks for Cirripedia. Sorry CD has had to buy the books.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7322

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From E. L. Youmans   25 September 1870

Summary

A note to inform CD that ELY has sent his earlier letter [7324] to the Athenaeum, being unsure of CD’s address.

Author:  Edward Livingston Youmans
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 183: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7325

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To John Murray   29 September [1870]

Summary

CD did not promise Appleton stereotypes of text [of Descent]; only of cuts.

Wishes to know which passage JM thought "coarse". Remembers only a quotation from John Hunter on courtship of female being required "to give her desires" [Descent 1: 273]. He fancied a quotation rendered the sentence less coarse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  29 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 212–13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7331

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To John Tyndall   8 September 1870

Summary

CD finds JT’s discourse "grand and most interesting" [On the scientific use of the imagination (1870)]. Flattered by what JT says about him.

He is "a rash man to say a good word for Pangenesis for it has hardly a friend among naturalists".

CD is much struck with what JT says about "pondering" and delighted by his "as if" argument.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  8 Sept 1870
Classmark:  The Michael Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, reference RI MS JT/2/10/458, spine title: Journal V111A 1858–71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7319

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To John Murray   4 September [1870]

Summary

Variation is a much better looking volume than Origin due to quality of paper and binding. Hopes JM will attend to this point in Descent. Printers have sent "splendid lot" of proofs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7316

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 September 1870

Summary

Requests a copy of [Living] Cirripedia to send to his brother, Alexander, who is working in Naples and wishes to verify CD’s discovery of complementary males.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7320

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From Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya and V. O. Kovalevsky   1 September 1870

Summary

Accepts CD’s offer to order books from the Royal Society Library.

VOK asks for information about W. B. Carpenter’s dredging expedition in the Porcupine.

Author:  Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (Софья Васильевна Ковалевская)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7314

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  • … Kovalevskaya, S. V. Darwin, C. R. …

From John Murray   28 September [1870]

Summary

Various arrangements concerning the publication of Descent. "It will cause men to prick up [their] ears – & to elevate their eyebrows." JM thinks he will venture to print 2500 copies.

Suggests CD tone down as possibly indelicate a passage on proportion of advances made by the two sexes in animals.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 378
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7329

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   5 September [1870]

Summary

Will order the first set of casts from Murray.

Thanks CD for a book for his wife from the Royal Society Library.

His brother [Alexander] is delighted at being referred to in CD’s work [Descent 1: 205].

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7317

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From Edward Livingston Youmans   25 September 1870

Summary

Concerning an American edition of Descent by Appleton’s.

Author:  Edward Livingston Youmans
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 183: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7324

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From W. W. Reade   3 September 1870

Summary

Could not go up the Niger, as trading steamers are trying to keep their trade in the dark.

Has seen several albinos, but no blushing. Thinks blacks do blush.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7315

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To John Murray   26 September 1870

Summary

Wants sheets [of Descent] for foreign editions. Asks JM to determine price to be charged for the stereotypes of 62 cuts. Dallas would be excellent for the index but must be "civilly warned" not to delay. Encloses memo on the index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  26 Sept 1870
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 214–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7327

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To J. D. Hooker   27 September [1870]

Summary

Comments on JDH’s report of Liverpool meeting.

Huxley’s address.

Sir Roderick [Murchison]’s "apotheosis".

Tyndall’s lecture is "grand" except for egotistical beginning. Some Frenchmen have pitched into CD for using the "as if" reasoning, which Tyndall shows is justified.

Has just read George Rolleston’s address in Nature.

Anton Dohrn says German public have high opinion of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 181–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7328

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From J. D. Hooker   24 September 1870

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Summary

Reports on the 1870 BAAS meeting at Liverpool. Huxley’s address was over the heads of the laymen.

Tyndall’s was eloquent to listen to, disappointing to read.

George Rolleston’s "Rococo" address [Nature 2 (1870): 423–7, 442–6].

Murchison.

Lyell.

Has done an immense lot of work.

Regrets CD has not kept the simple title "Origin of man" [for Descent].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 57–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7323

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From Alexander Onufrievich Kovalevsky   25 September 1870

Summary

Outlines the evidence for his view that ascidian larvae are true vertebrates presented in his paper ["Weitere Studien über die Entwicklung der einfachen Ascidien", Arch. Mikrosk. Anat. 7 (1871): 101–302]. CD can cite this as confirmation of AOK’s earlier claims.

Author:  Alexander Onufrievich Kovalevsky
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7326

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