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From Francis Darwin   [15–8 September 1873]


FD has asked J. B. Sanderson about Mucin.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15–18 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10156F

To C. J. Plumptre   19 August [1873?]


Agrees François Delsarte’s view [that the eyes do not show emotion, only indicate the object of it], is probably wrong.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles John Plumptre
Date:  19 Aug [1873?]
Classmark:  Plumptre 1876, pp. 224–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10581F

From Armand de Quatrefages   8 July 1873


CD’s nomination to French Academy fails again.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 175: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11041

To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   28 January [1873]


Is pleased that HHHvZ has appended his notes to his translation [of Expression and is obliged for the abstract of these notes [see 8712].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Date:  28 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (catalogue 68 1990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11337A

To W. W. Baxter   11 December [1873–5]


Requests hydrated magnesia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 Dec [1873-5]
Classmark:  Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (144/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13772G

From E. A. Darwin   [1873–81]



Notes on the shoveller, taken from John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain [1862–73].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873–81]
Classmark:  DAR 69: 47–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13790

To Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]


Sends FD £5 for the loan of his microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13794

From Henry Jackson   [1873?]



Notes referring to passages in Expression [annotated in places by Francis Darwin, presumably when preparing 2d ed.].

Author:  Henry Jackson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 91–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13819

From Cecil Smith   [1873?]


Describes some behaviour in herring gulls similar to that of sheldrakes as described by CD in Expression [pp. 47–8].

Author:  Cecil Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13841

To V. O. Kovalevsky   4 March 1873


[Empty cover]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  [4 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13905F

From H. F. H. Elliot to G. H. Darwin   [before 11 March 1873?]


Instinctive responses in animals.

Author:  Hugh Frederic Hislop Elliot
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Mar 1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7422

To ?   6 January [1873 or 1874]


"If you will apply to any bookseller whatever you will procure a copy.–– Publisher Murray."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  6 Jan [1873-4]
Classmark:  John Wilson (n.d.) (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7429A

From George Hookham   6 May [1873]


A fact on expression: sheep do use hoofs in fighting.

Author:  George Hookham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 266
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7742

To ?    2 January [1873 or 1874]


CD appreciates the correspondent’s suggestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan [1873-4]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Nachl. 141 (Slg. Adam) 33, Darwin, Charles)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139F

To J. D. Hooker   27 January [1873]


Drosophyllum arrived; none of his observations turned out as he expected, but nevertheless he understands its habits better than he did. The secreting hairs that he observed may be explained as a mere chemical reaction.

Comments on various articles he has read.

Asks for Thiselton-Dyer’s notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 253–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8185

To E. H. Giglioli   6 February [1873]


Thanks his Italian colleague for articles on the skull of a chimpanzee.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Enrico Hillyer Giglioli
Date:  6 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  Andrusier Autographs (dealer) (22 November 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8201A

To Henry Willett   26 March [1873]


CD subscribes an additional £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wealden Exploration Fund
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8251

To E. R. Lankester   15 April [1873]


Discusses error in CD’s calculation of natural increase of elephants.

Includes extract from Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  15 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8287

To H. C. F. Jenkin   30 April [1873]



HCFJ’s review of the Origin was the wittiest and in some respects the best written.

Thanks him for his Electricity and magnetism [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin
Date:  30 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8304

To [W. W. Baxter?]   11 May [1873]


Requests litmus paper and gum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  11 May [1873]
Classmark:  Columbia University in the City of New York, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Herter Box 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8319
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