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To Nature   1 July [1871]

Summary

Refers H. H. Howorth, the writer of "A new view of Darwinism" [Nature 4 (1871): 161–2], to Variation for a discussion of fertility and sterility of organisms in relation to increased food and other factors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Nature, 6 July 1871, pp. 180–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846

To an editor   12 October [1871]

Summary

Sends photograph of himself for a proposed memoir in correspondent’s Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  12 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8003

To ?   20 November [1871]

Summary

Asks for some pamphlets, the titles of which have been sent to him by Dr Spengel [see 8053].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (9 April 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8076

To ?   10 May [1871]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for item of criticism in a foreign newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 May [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.396)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7747

To ?   28 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks for the photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7836F

To ?   1 July 1871

Summary

Regrets ill health will prevent his attending the BAAS meeting at Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 July 1871
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7844

To [?]   27 September [1871–81]

Summary

Thanks for a book. "I am so much overworked at present that I cannot read it now, & I am a very poor German scholar".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 Sept [1871-81]
Classmark:  David Schulson (dealer) (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13886

To [?]   18 November [1871 or later]

Summary

"With Mr. Charles Darwin’s compliments enclosing one guinea."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Nov [1871 or later]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (14 September 1993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13887

To ?   19 May [1871]

Summary

Thanks for references about dogs. Fears work will not allow him to deal with subject again. Heartily subscribes to what correspondent says about qualities of dogs. Loves his "with all my heart".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 May [1871]
Classmark:  Paul C. Richards (dealer) (Catalogue 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889

To ?   7 April [1871]

Summary

Asks correspondent to thank Thomas Laycock for his references. CD has been away from home and has not yet consulted his copy of Laycock’s Mind and brain [1860].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  R. M. Smythe (dealer) (November 1998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6102A

To ?   25 February [1871]

Summary

Thanks for two reviews of Descent. Second is "most fair, kind and carefully abstracted".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Manuscripts and Archives Division. (Miscellaneous papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7513

To Nature   [before 27 April 1871]

Summary

Replies to Francis Galton’s paper on tranfusing blood between rabbits to test Pangenesis [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 19 (1871): 393–40]. FG’s conclusion that his experiments prove Pangenesis to be false is "a little hasty", since CD had never maintained that gemmules in the blood formed any part of his hypothesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 27 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  Nature, 27 April 1871, pp. 502–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7720

From J. V. Carus   20 November 1871

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Summary

Horns of castrated merino rams remain almost undeveloped.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 117–118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8077

From R. O. Jones   20 November 1871

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Summary

The horns of castrated male lambs compared with horns of ewes. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 506.]

Author:  Robert Owen Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 119–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8078

From S. R. S. Norton   20 November [1871]

Summary

Sends CD a German pamphlet, "War Goethe ein Darwinianer?"

Author:  Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8079

From Francis Galton   21 November 1871

Summary

Asks that the rabbits CD has kept be sent to him; will continue [transfusion] experiments on rats, but using larger [surgical] connection.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A35–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080

From W. E. Darwin   22 November 1871

Summary

Sends back proofs. Praises CD for calm treatment of Mivart. Looks at duck’s mouth. Asks whether CD has seen Snow’s article in the Spectator.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080F

From David Forbes   22 November [1871]

Summary

Effect of turf covering on the disintegration of rocks. Weathering of rock; relative importance of different agents with different rocks.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8081

To Federico Delpino   22 November 1871

Summary

Will send FD’s work [Studi sopra un lignaggio anemofilo delle composte (1871)] to Nature for review.

CD’s health has been poor all summer – he doubts that he will ever "have the strength to publish on Variability under a state of Nature".

Hopes to publish on cross- and self-fertilisation next summer.

Encloses his photo and asks for FD’s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8082

To S. R. S. Norton   23 November [1871]

Summary

Reports how his sons enjoyed their trip to America.

Is glad SRSN is settled in Dresden.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton
Date:  23 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Houghton Library Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1594)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8083
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