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From G. H. Darwin   [4 February 1870]

Summary

Believes he has found a quiet cob suitable for CD. Encloses a letter for CD to sign and send to the owner if he approves the idea.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7096

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To George Cupples   3 November [1870]

Summary

Will collect the "precious animal" [deerhound puppy] from King’s Cross.

Thanks GC for information on the perch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  3 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7355

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Cupples, George …
  • r Cupples A servant shall be at King’s Cross on Tuesday 8 th .  at 9 a.m. ready to receive the precious animal. He shall then take him to some inn & give him water & let him loose for a short time in a stable, & then bring him here at once. So please direct C.  Darwin “ …

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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To Robert Main   6 October 1870

Summary

Regrets he is unable to correct his "little manual" ["Geology" in Manual of scientific enquiry (1849)]. Recommends that John Phillips revise it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Main
Date:  6 Oct 1870
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.384)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7335

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To Alexander Stuart Strahan   29 November 1870

Summary

A recommendation for George Cupples who has applied for a government pension: "I have corresponded with him on scientific subjects during several years. On some very intricate points he has been so kind as not only to collect, at the cost of much trouble, information from various sources, but has likewise made for me valuable observations".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stuart Strahan
Date:  29 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 280v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7385

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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

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From Francis Galton   17 March 1870

Summary

Experiments are not going well, but the quantity of blood transfused was small.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7139

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From Francis Galton   22 March 1870

Summary

Variety in rabbits less than he hoped for; will try a new mode of transfusion.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7143

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To Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell   20 April 1870

Summary

Thanks TTTT for his study of European spiders [On European spiders Part 1 (1869–70)] which bases its classification system on the theory of evolution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Tord Tamerlau Teodor Thorell
Date:  20 Apr 1870
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (1997)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7168A

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From W. T. Preyer   9 May 1870

Summary

Sends his "Charles Darwin, eine biographische Skizze" [Das Ausland 2 Apr 1870].

Author:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 174: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7181

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To W. T. Preyer   15 May 1870

Summary

Comments on WP’s biographical article on CD. Asks him to thank O. F. Peschel for his present of the publication [Das Ausland 2 Apr 1870].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  15 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 147: 256–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7190

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To Adam Sedgwick   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks AS for his kindness towards himself and his family. Looks back with great satisfaction to his last visit ("as it will probably prove") to Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Stanford University Department of Special Collections (Stephen Jay Gould Collection, M1437, Box 958)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213F

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To James Paget   4 June [1870]

Summary

Asks to have observations made of a person retching violently, but ejecting nothing from stomach, in order to test relation between spasmodic contraction of orbicular muscles and tears. CD believes tears are caused by matter filling nostrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  4 June [1870]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Wellcome MS 5703/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7217

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From Francis Galton   25 June 1870

Summary

Two, perhaps all three, doe [rabbits] are sterile after the transfusions; will try another method.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7245

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To Frederick Bates   26 June [1870?]

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Summary

Thanks for Trox beetles which have been forwarded [to London], but unfortunately CD has no microscope here. Is "in despair how to observe them … they sham dead" and are not inclined to stridulate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Bates
Date:  26 June [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7245A

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From William Farr   16 July 1870

Summary

Discusses the Census Bill and CD’s attempt to get questions on consanguineous marriage added to the census.

Author:  William Farr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7279

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From John Michels   3 May 1870

Summary

Sends drawings of atypical Geranium and honeysuckle pollen-grains. Would they produce variation in seedlings?

Author:  John Michels
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10495

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From Robert Swinhoe   2 February 1870

Summary

Sends a copy of Notes and Queries for Francis Galton, as it contains a reply to Galton’s circular on hereditary genius.

RS much refreshed by his trip to Down.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7095

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To Gustav Jäger   17 February 1870

Summary

Encloses his letter to GJ [6885], which was returned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav Jäger
Date:  17 Feb 1870
Classmark:  Frau Dr Hildegard Jaeger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7111

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From George Henslow   3 March 1870

Summary

Experiments with Lapageria.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 166: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7126

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