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From Francis Darwin   [before 5 December 1870]

Summary

Sends list of bills.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 5 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387G

Matches: 1 hit

From Francis Darwin   [before 5 December 1870]

Summary

Has no chance of paying his debts, and asks for money.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 5 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387H

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   5 December [1870]

Summary

Sends a cheque to clear FD’s debts. Hopes he will be more careful in the future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  5 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7021

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   19 [December 1870]

Summary

Has received a letter, and two packets of securities.

Comments on George’s escape.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 [Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7066

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   21 [December 1870]

Summary

Confirms number of shares.

Reports on conversation with Henry Holland.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 [Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B71–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7067

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   28 December [1870]

Summary

Regrets that Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen has already translated his new book into Dutch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (23 November 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7402F

Matches: 1 hit

From William Ogle   [after 17 December 1870]

Summary

Would be pleased to be visited by CD.

J. Wyman will make observations on black pigs and white pigs in Florida.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7397

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Ogle, William Darwin, C. R. …
  • … With kind regards Believe me | Yours sincerely | William Ogle. C.  Darwin Esq r . …

To Charles Lyell   25 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks CL for his book [The student’s elements of geology (1871)].

Is correcting proofs [of Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7401

Matches: 1 hit

From Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet   15 December 1870

Summary

CD elected Associate Member of the Royal Belgian Academy.

Author:  Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7390

Matches: 1 hit

To William Ogle   17 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for valuable letter. Feels he need not trouble any more about platysma. If WO ever sees someone suffering great fear, CD asks him to observe the neck.

Hopes to visit WO when next in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 5 (EH 88205903)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7394

Matches: 1 hit

To Asa Gray   7 December 1870

Summary

Believes AG’s cases of incipient dimorphism are due to mere variability. Has found examples in Nolana and Amsinckia; believes such variation is the basis for the development of dimorphism. Was unaware of variations in Phlox.

Sensitivity of Drosera and Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  7 Dec 1870
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7388

Matches: 1 hit

To L.-G. De Koninck   [after 19 December 1870]

Summary

Thanks LGK for the part he played in getting CD elected as an Associate [of Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Laurent-Guillaume De Koninck
Date:  [after 19 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7392

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Koninck, L. -G. De …

To P. L. Sclater   26 December [1870]

Summary

Sending two sheets [of Descent]. About one-and-a-half more will complete PLS’s task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  26 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7402

Matches: 1 hit

To P. L. Sclater   5 December 1870

Summary

Is sending by this post three sheets and will send another tomorrow thus almost completing the part on birds. His congratulations and thanks for PLS’s labours with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  5 Dec 1870
Classmark:  Dr W. N. Livingstone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387F

Matches: 1 hit

From T. H. Farrer   15 December 1870

Summary

Forgot to send books.

Saw Miss [Henrietta] Darwin; chastised her for being out when book [Descent] has not yet appeared.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7391

Matches: 1 hit

From W. W. Reade   20 December 1870

Summary

CD is correct; his notes are on the Jollof, not the Tollof, tribe.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7399

Matches: 1 hit

To B. J. Sulivan   20 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks BJS for his congratulations [on Leonard Darwin’s success].

CD is "as usual, always ailing and grumbling".

Expects his new book [Descent] to "disgust you & many others".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  20 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7400

Matches: 1 hit

To P. L. Sclater   29 December [1870]

Summary

CD is obliged for PLS’s correction [of Descent proofs]. Will add a caption to the woodcut [of the wart-hog] since it is too late to make a new one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  29 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7403

Matches: 1 hit

From Robert Francis Cooke   5 December 1870

Summary

Has just heard that 1st volume of Dutch edition [of Descent] has been announced for 10 December. Was CD aware that the Dutch intended to publish vol. 1 by itself?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 382
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From Laurent-Guillaume De Koninck   19 December 1870

Summary

Congratulates CD on his election to L’Académie Royale de Belgique.

Author:  Laurent-Guillaume De Koninck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7398

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Koninck, L. -G. De Darwin, C. R. …
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