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From [?]   [1872 or later]

Summary

Extract from the History of the rise and progress of the Killerby, Studley and Warlaby herds of shorthorns by William Carr (1867).

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13888

From ?   [1872–4]

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Summary

Notes some corrections for 2d ed. of Descent.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1872–4]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 151–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7424

To [?]   [1872?]

Summary

Queries about the pitch of children’s crying.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1872?]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 8051)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8135F

To ?   8 January [1872]

Summary

Declines to join movement; has not sufficiently considered subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.405)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8150

To ?   [13 February – 21 March 1872]

Summary

"Be so good as the send receipt to above address".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [13 Feb – 21 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  Famous Notables (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8211F

To ?   23 March [1872–4]

Summary

CD has lost his reference to cross between gold and silver pheasants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Mar [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.406)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8250

To ?   21 April 1872

Summary

[An autograph.] "With Mr Darwin’s compliments."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Apr 1872
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8297

To ?   5 December 1872

Summary

Obliged for the note of reference, but does not know what to think of the statement about the watering mouth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8660F

To ?   5 December 1872

Summary

Thanks for gift of a book, and offers to send copy of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  5 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (3 November 2011)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8660H

To ?   9 December 1872

Summary

Thanks an unidentifiable natural history society for electing him an honorary member.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Dec 1872
Classmark:  Galerie Frédéric Castaing (dealer) (November 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8665F

To ?   15 February [1872–4]

Summary

Seeks permission for his son to look for a paper for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb [1872-4]
Classmark:  University of California Berkeley, Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library Special Collections (Darwin Collection QH365.D251)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9292

To ?   22 May 1872

Summary

Agrees to contribute £10 towards a new road in the area of Beckenham, although he doubts whether the road will be of much use to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8347

To ?   27 May 1872

Summary

Invites correspondent to dinner and overnight the next Friday, and gives directions at length from London to Down. "I have heard from Mr Litchfield that you are in London … will you give us the pleasure of seeing you here".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 May 1872
Classmark:  R. F. Batchelder (Cat. 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8355

To ? [a bookseller?]   13 June [1872–4]

Summary

Asks recipient to send parcels to his brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, at 6 Queen Anne Street, London, and not by post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June [1872-4]
Classmark:  Brandes Autographs (dealers) (January 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8379F

To ?   10 July [1872–3]

Summary

Sends publication details of Coral reefs, which he thinks is now only available in Geology of the ‘Beagle’: Geological observations on coral reefs, volcanic islands, and on South America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 July [1872-3]
Classmark:  Stuart Lutz Historic Documents (January 2020)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8404F

To ?   12 July [1872–4]

Summary

Has not strength or time to hunt for Herminium monorchis; has failed to make orchid seeds germinate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  National Library of Russia (Collection of P. Waxell (F. 965): no 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8406F

To ?   30 July [1872–4]

Summary

Thanks recipient for information about eye colour of his shepherd dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  30 July [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8438

To Nature   3 August [1872]

Summary

Replies to C. R. Bree’s letter of 27 July [Nature 6 (1872): 260] contending that CD was wrong about early pedigree of man.

Defends the statement of CD’s view in Wallace’s review [Nature 6 (1872): 237–9] of Bree’s book [Exposition of fallacies … of Darwin (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  3 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Nature, 8 August 1872, p. 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8448

To ?   9 August [1872–4]

Summary

Will see that the error is corrected in the next reprint.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Aug [1872-4]
Classmark:  Courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University (Autograph Collection (Bremer–Drew), box 3, folder 309)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8460F

From ?   September 1872

Summary

On cats’ habit of leaving the room or house in which a corpse is lying.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8503
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