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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

To [?]   23 August [1870–80]

Summary

Discusses evolution of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Aug [1870-80]
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (dealer) (3 November 1966)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13884

To ?   [1870–82]

Summary

Query [possibly for publication] on ridges and furrows in pasture-land that had been ploughed long ago. Gives directions for measuring ridges on sloping land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 63: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13885

To [?]   12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

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

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

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

To?   [1870–82]

Summary

Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 133: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13859

To P. L. Sclater   29 December [1870]

Summary

CD is obliged for PLS’s correction [of Descent proofs]. Will add a caption to the woodcut [of the wart-hog] since it is too late to make a new one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  29 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7403

To St G. J. Mivart   21 April [1870]

Summary

On amount of modification and lines of descent in determining the position in man.

Reference to StGJM’s article "On the appendicular skeleton of the primates" Phil. Trans. R. Soc. [157 (1867): 299–430],

and his [and James Murie’s] article on lemurs ["On the anatomy of Lemuroidea"] Trans. Zool. Soc. [7 (1872): 1–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7718A

To H. W. Bates   [22 May 1870]

Summary

Explains why he has declined writing a review for Messrs Appleton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 8018/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7765F

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

To W. H. Flower   25 March [1870]

Summary

Thanks WHF for his very good lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  25 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections; DAR 270.1: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7148

From F. P. Cobbe   28 March [1870?]

Summary

Pleased to have encouraged CD to look at Kant.

Author:  Frances Power Cobbe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7149

From Fritz Müller   29 March 1870

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Summary

His observations on mimicry in butterflies

and self-sterility in plants.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 76: B36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7150

From Armand de Quatrefages   30 March 1870

Summary

He and Milne-Edwards are nominating CD for the Académie Française.

Sending book [Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs Français (1870)].

Despite their differences of opinion, expresses his respect and admiration.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7152

To A. R. Wallace   31 March [1870]

Summary

Thanks for a woodcut sent by ARW for Descent.

Congratulations on his removal from London,

and praise of his review of Francis Galton ["Hereditary genius", Nature 1 (1870): 501–3]. CD agrees with every word of it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  31 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  British Library Board (Add 46434 ff. 200–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7154

From Francis Galton   31 March 1870

Summary

Better news about the rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7156

From James Orton   31 March 1870

Summary

JO found fossil shells in the Amazon Valley, which discredits Agassiz’s claim of a glacial origin.

Would like Huxley’s opinion of the fossil horse’s tooth from Quito.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 173: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7157

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   1 April [1870?]

Summary

"Your financial operations excite my envy beyond words." Reports on stock just received.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7159
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