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From George Cupples   20 June 1870

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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

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  • … 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

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  • … 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 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

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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

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To John Lubbock   17 July 1870

Summary

CD would like questions on consanguineous marriages inserted in the Census to ascertain effects, if any, on fertility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7281

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To William Farr   17 July [1870]

Summary

Writes concerning the questions on consanguineous marriages which CD wishes to have inserted into the Census. Discusses the form the questions might take and the value of the information that would be gained from them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Farr
Date:  17 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7282

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From David Forbes   30 July 1870

Summary

Would much like CD to contribute a note for insertion after his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7291

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To Hermann Settegast   29 September 1870

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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 Alexander Agassiz   22 October 1870

Summary

Asks whether he may see CD before leaving England.

Author:  Alexander Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1870
Classmark:  G. R. Agassiz ed. 1913, p. 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7349

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  • … Agassiz, Alexander Darwin, C. R. …

From William Ogle   [before 9 November 1870]

Summary

Sends CD a paper dealing in part with animal pigmentation [Med.-Chir. Trans. 2d ser. 411 [check vol no!?] (1870): 263–90]. Discusses relationship between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7361

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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

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To Albert Günther   13 January [1870]

Summary

Delighted with proofs of illustrations [for Descent]. Hopes AG is pleased with them, as they illustrate facts given on his authority.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  13 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7077

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From William Turner   3 January 1870

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On the development of the mammae and the glands of the skin. R. A. v. Kölliker and Carl von Langer are the authorities [See Descent 1: 209].

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: B158–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7088

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From John Lubbock   27 February [1870]

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Suicide is rare among savages [see Descent 1: 94].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7118

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To Hermann Müller   14 March 1870

Summary

Interested that HM is studying structure of insects in relation to flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  14 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 146: 432, Krause 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7131

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From Francis Galton   12 May 1870

Summary

Good news: one little rabbit has a white forefoot.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7185

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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

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From George Cupples   8 October 1870

Summary

Delay in sending deerhound puppy.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 294
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7338

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  • … Cupples, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s “Polly”, if Polly is goodnatured. I shall send a brief card of dietary &c—to fix up for the servants. He thrives well, in spite of the season. I am glad to hear of proofs—though truly sorry that they fatigue you. The excursion, I hope, will set this to rights. Believe me | Dear Mr Darwin | ever most truly yours | George Cupples Charles Darwin, Esq r . | …

To Albert Günther   23 March [1870]

Summary

Expresses his "unbounded admiration" for Mr Ford’s woodcuts [for Descent]. Thanks AG for his kindness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  23 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7146

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  • Darwin, C. R. Günther, Albert …
  • c. — Once again accept my very sincere thanks for all your kindness. I am greatly indebted to M r Ford. Engravings have always hitherto been my greatest misery & now they are a real pleasure to me. — Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin. …

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

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