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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

Matches: 1 hit

To Francis Darwin   18 October [1870]

Summary

Sends a cheque to pay off FD’s debts. Warns him of the dangers of overspending his income and advises him strongly to keep accounts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  18 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7346

Matches: 1 hit

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

To ?   23 March [1870–1]

Summary

Declines offer of book on physics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Mar [1870-1]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7147

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

To ?   17 November [1870]

Summary

CD has already agreed that Julius Victor Carus will translate his next book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr. Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6993F

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 . …

From Edward Caldwell Rye   14 February 1870

Summary

Draws CD’s attention to a paper by Maurice Girard containing observations on the fertilisation of Orchidaceae by two species of Longicornia [Ann. Soc. Entomol. France 9 (1869): xxxi–xxxii].

Author:  Edward Caldwell Rye
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7106

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 W. E. Darwin   [c. 17 February 1870]

Summary

Ask whether CD would like to subscribe again to National Education League. Describes the League’s goals.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 17 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7039F

Matches: 1 hit

From G. H. Darwin   [20 April 1870]

Summary

Is leaving tonight for Genoa;

sends a French paper [not identified].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Apr 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7046

Matches: 1 hit

From G. H. Darwin   [3 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Conveys some information on a quiet horse which CD may be able to purchase from a riding school.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7091

Matches: 1 hit

From J. J. Weir   4 July 1870

Summary

On mutations in rabbits.

Cytisus case is not a double graft.

Aggressive behaviour of birds of prey.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 181: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7264

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Weir, J. J. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Yours very sincerely | J Jenner Weir C Darwin Esq r 1.1 I regret … pelage. — 1.4] crossed …

To District Health Office   [after 1869]

Summary

Gives opinion on the merits of Mr [Stephen P. J.] Eng[leheart (Darwin family doctor)]. Believes he would make an excellent county officer if elected to the district office of health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  District Health Office
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8704

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. District Health Office …

To E. P. Wright   25 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for copy of part one of EPW’s Spicilegia biologica (Wright 1870).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  Malmö Museer (MM 031994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7201F

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 George Howard Darwin   [1 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Discusses buying a horse [for CD].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7090

Matches: 1 hit

From John Murray   1 July 1870

Summary

Financial adjustments for last edition of Origin

and a tentative title for the new work: "Descent of man and selection according to sex". [Later changed to "in relation to sex".]

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 376
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7259

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Murray, John (b) Darwin, C. R. …
  • … for £60"9"4 enclosed. Chas. Darwin Esq | &c &c &c Dear Sir M r Cooke forgot to point to …

From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [25 April 1870]

Summary

Aggressive behaviour of dogs and horses.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7174

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Wedgwood, L. C. Harrison, L. C. Darwin, C. R. …

To George Cupples   27 November [1870]

Summary

Bran [deerhound puppy] is thriving; enjoys English life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  27 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7383

Matches: 1 hit

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