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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

From Francis Darwin   [before 30 June 1872]

Summary

Quickening of heart-beat in fear. A. H. Garrod does not think that this means that the heart is working harder.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8364

From Francis Darwin   [before 30 June 1872]

Summary

A. H. Garrod on relationship of heart-beat to amount of work done by heart.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8365

To Charles Lyell   1 June 1872

Summary

Thanks him for interesting letter from a Mr Wood on heredity in fruit-trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  1 June 1872
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.418); Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.117/6267-8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8366

To Chauncey Wright   3 June [1872]

Summary

CW’s article responding to Mivart [see 8351] on the fixity of species is very clear.

On evolution of language, CD doubts W. D. Whitney’s claim that changes are effected by the will of man. Asks CW when a thing may properly be said to be so effected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  3 June [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8367

From Francis Galton   4 June 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for criticisms of his paper; explains why there is greater diversity among succeeding generations than in the first.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A61–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8368

From M. C. Stanley   4 June 1872

Summary

Sackville Cecil would like to be present with Francis Galton at one of William Crookes’s séances. Can CD arrange it?

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8369

To M. C. Lloyd   5 June [1872]

Summary

Thanks her for drawing of dog.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Charlotte Lloyd
Date:  5 June [1872]
Classmark:  Sherman Bull (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8370

From Briton Riviere   6 June 1872

Summary

Will need to see proofs of his drawings.

Flattered to be mentioned in introduction to Expression [p. 26].

Author:  Briton Riviere
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8371

To William Marshall   6 June [1872]

Summary

Thanks WALM for having sent interesting publications, especially the one on relation of structure of man to lower animals,

and just a few days since, on protuberances on bird skulls. WALM’s facts on the latter subject have an important bearing on the acquisition of sexual characters. CD is pleased that the influence of sexual selection is admitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Adolf Ludwig (William) Marshall
Date:  6 June [1872]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8371A

From Hubert Airy   7 June 1872

Summary

On leaf arrangement. [Badly damaged and almost illegible.]

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 14a (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8372

From Francis Galton   7 June 1872

Summary

Will do what he can for Lord Sackville Cecil, but he, himself, cannot get to séances when he likes. Introduction of a stranger always disturbs séances. Person most likely to help would be Lord Lindsey.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A64–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8373

From John Murray   7 June [1872]

Summary

Messrs Clowes have received MS of Expression. JM submits specimen pages for CD’s approval.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 409
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8374

From John Tyndall   8 June [1872]

Summary

Sends CD a copy of the memorial supporting Hooker’s case against A. S. Ayrton’s interference in the administration of Kew Gardens.

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 106: C9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8375

From Alfred Tylor   8 June 1872

Summary

AT is trying to publish his paper with important evidence on "the pluvial period".

Author:  Alfred Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 178: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8376

To Hubert Airy?   9 June [1872?]

Summary

Agrees to read paper; warns he lacks mathematical knowledge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  9 June [1872?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.408)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8377

From C. L. Sutherland   [9–19 June 1872]

Summary

Proposes calling on CD with Prof. Wrightson of Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Author:  Charles Leslie Sutherland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9–19 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8378

To Herbert Spencer   10 June [1872]

Summary

Expresses his "unbounded admiration" for HS’s article on Martineau ["Mr Martineau on evolution", Contemp. Rev. 20 (1872): 141–54]

and his article on sociology [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 701–18]. CD never believed in the reigning influence of great men on the world’s progress but could not have given his reasons. "Now every one with eyes to see and ears to hear . . . ought to bow their knee to you, as I for one do."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Herbert Spencer
Date:  10 June [1872]
Classmark:  University of London, Senate House Library (MS791/80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8380

From Asa Gray   11 June 1872

Summary

O. N. Rood sends two copies of an amusing picture by T. F. Beard, "The young Darwinian" to AG, who forwards one to CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: D13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8381

From Menyhért Lónyay   11 June 1872

Summary

CD has been elected a Foreign Member of the Magyar Tudományos Akademia [Hungarian Academy of Sciences].

Author:  Menyhért Lónyay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 96: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8382
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