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DCP-LETT-6750

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Henry Maudsley
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 161: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6750

To James Crichton-Browne   22 December 1875

Summary

Thanks for 5th volume of the West Riding Asylum Medical Reports.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  22 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 143: 348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10319

DCP-LETT-6749

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 161: 323c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6749

To James Crichton-Browne   22 May 1869

Summary

Thanks for MS observations on expression. Discusses hair standing on end in terror and rage. Asks JC-B to observe contraction of platysma myoides. "Your description of the grinning and exposure of the canine teeth under furious rage is excellent. I presume that you would not object to my quoting it." Asks about contraction of "grief muscles". Comments on blushing. Offers to send book by G. B. A. Duchenne [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  22 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 327
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6755

From James Crichton-Browne   1 June 1869

Summary

Discusses the bristling of hair in melancholics and the action of the platysma myoides muscle and the grief muscles in the insane.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 309
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6769

To James Crichton-Browne   8 June 1869

Summary

Thanks for information about expression.

Comments on JC-B’s photographs of insane people.

Sends copy of Duchenne [see 6755].

Asks for further information about platysma, his bête noire for a year or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  8 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6779

To James Crichton-Browne   31 January [1870]

Summary

Asks JC-B to return copy of Duchenne [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)] and sends some notes "as your former notes were of such extreme interest to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  31 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7089

From James Crichton-Browne   15 March 1870

Summary

Thanks CD for copy of Origin.

Encloses extensive, but incomplete, notes on expression among the insane, dealing specifically with blushing and the actions of the platysma and grief muscles.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 310, DAR 161: 323/2–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7134

To James Crichton-Browne   18 March 1870

Summary

JC-B’s essays are the fullest CD has received. His observations on blushing closely agree with James Paget’s. Platysma and horror: Duchenne’s statement doubtful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  18 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 143: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7142

To James Crichton-Browne   2 April [1870]

Summary

Copy of Duchenne [see 7089] has not arrived; CD is concerned that it may be lost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  2 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7160

From James Crichton-Browne   6 June 1870

Summary

Returns copy of Duchenne (found in cupboard) with notes [see 7221].

Sends photograph of woman patient with hair standing on end.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 53.1: C68; DAR 161: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7220

From James Crichton-Browne   [6 June 1870]

Summary

Comments on various figures [in Duchenne’s Mécanisme].

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 323, 323/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7221

To James Crichton-Browne   8 June [1870]

Summary

Duchenne [Mécanisme] has arrived. Has been testing the photographs with 20 or 30 persons; when all or nearly all agree with Duchenne, CD trusts him. Not one understood the "contracted pyramidal of the nose". CD does not think the so-called muscle of lasciviousness worth exhibiting.

His MS [of Descent] is so large he may print only what he has, and make a second volume of what he is now writing on expression.

Discusses photographs he would like to have: baby screaming, person in paroxysm of fear.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  8 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7224

To James Crichton-Browne   8 February 1871

Summary

Will send copy of Descent.

Comments on JC-B’s MS on expression among insane. Asks about weeping in insane men. Do idiots laugh when pleased?

Thanks for photographs of insane. Asks for additional photographs.

Comments on Henry Maudsley [Body and mind (1870)].

Pointed ears in the insane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  8 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7478

From James Crichton-Browne   16 February 1871

Summary

Values CD’s approbation more than that of anyone else now living.

CD’s "searching questions". Sends answers separately.

Offers his observation on morbid pigmentation of skin.

Offers photographs of abnormal features in patients – ears with bristles, women with two sets of nipples.

Encloses notes on weeping and laughter in the insane.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 312
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7484

From James Crichton-Browne   19 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for Descent.

Offers photo of patient with a second small milk-giving nipple on one breast, and of man with bristles on his ears, which come somewhat to a point.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7492

To James Crichton-Browne   20 February [1871]

Summary

JC-B’s MS most useful.

P. Gratiolet’s observations on contraction and dilation of pupils of eye of a person in extreme terror. Has JC-B ever observed this? Expression has been his hobby-horse for 30 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  20 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7499

To James Crichton-Browne   28 March [1871]

Summary

Asks whether capillary circulation is ever influenced by the mind’s being directed intently to any part of the body.

Has JC-B ever seen idiots blush? JC-B’s MS on blushing is capital.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  28 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7635

From James Crichton-Browne   29 March 1871

Summary

Sends scraps of information. Everything he has sent is unreservedly at CD’s disposal.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7643

From James Crichton-Browne   [29–31 March 1871]

Summary

On the power of concentration to influence body organs.

Author:  James Crichton-Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29–31 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7649
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