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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

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

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

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

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

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

To James Crichton-Browne   7 April [1871]

Summary

Thanks for information about blushing of idiots.

Case of pregnant woman "truly wonderful".

Thanks for photographs.

Has found London photographer, O. G. Rejlander, with passion for photographing expression.

Received information about iris of eye from F. C. Donders; shows contraction and dilation of pupil is very complex.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  7 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7666

To James Crichton-Browne   9 April [1871]

Summary

Asks JC-B to read CD’s MS on confusion of mind, which often or generally accompanies blushing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  9 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 337
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7672

To James Crichton-Browne   12 April 1871

Summary

Discusses blushing. CD believes confusion of mind alone can account for it. Sends MS for JC-B’s comments and corrections.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  12 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7678

To James Crichton-Browne   18 April 1871

Summary

Comments on notes by JC-B on relation between blushing and mental disturbance. Asks for further information about blushing. "The single pencil line down this MS is my mark that I have used it once."

Thanks for "dreadful photo of the imbeciles".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  18 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 339; DAR 185: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7698

To James Crichton-Browne   2 November [1871]

Summary

Asks JC-B to observe whether platysma muscle contracts during rigor or shivering fit.

Is just recommencing his essay on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  2 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8047

To James Crichton-Browne   26 March [1871]

Summary

Has sent photographs of insane woman to be engraved. Assumes JC-B has no objection.

Is making immense use of JC-B’s MS. The book ought to be described as "by Darwin & Browne".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  26 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8253

To James Crichton-Browne   28 February [1873]

Summary

Hopes JC-B thinks that CD has properly acknowledged his debt in Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  28 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8792

To James Crichton-Browne   4 March [1873]

Summary

Pleased that JC-B will review Expression.

Fears he will not be able to improve the book with JC-B’s "wonderfully curious" photographs because Murray printed such a large edition.

Would be glad to have JC-B’s notes on inheritance – "a most important subject".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  4 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8798

To James Crichton-Browne   17 April [1873]

Summary

Photographs sent by JC-B show great power of acting.

David Ferrier’s researches sound wonderful. Does he believe that he excites an idea and this leads to the movement, or that he acts directly on the motor nerves?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  17 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8865

To James Crichton-Browne   7 September [1873]

Summary

Thanks JC-B for volume of Asylum reports and paper on epilepsy. Seems clear from reports that physiology of brain will soon be largely understood.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  7 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9045
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