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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 Francis Darwin   [after August 1872?]

Summary

Sends quotation from Armand Trousseau, Lectures on clinical medicine [1868–72] 5: 213, on interruption of menstruation in young girls upon changing schools, as an example of the effect of changed conditions of life.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Aug 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13795

From Francis Darwin   [before 22 August 1872]

Summary

Sutton says monkeys often vomit, but cannot say whether they do it voluntarily.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 195.3: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5556

To Francis Galton   1 August [1872]

Summary

George Snow, the carrier, now leaves Nag’s Head on Thursday mornings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  1 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8442

From D. Appleton & Co.   1 August 1872

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. editions of Origin and Descent.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 159: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8443

From A. S. Packard Jr   1 August 1872

Summary

CD’s letter inviting him to visit did not reach him till he returned home.

Author:  Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 174: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8445

To J. V. Carus   3 August [1872]

Summary

Has sent sheets of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  3 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 86–87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8446

To A. R. Wallace   3 August [1872]

Summary

Encloses a letter to Nature [see 8448] correcting Dr Bree, who has accused ARW of "blundering". ARW should tear up CD’s letter if he does not like it or plans to reply himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  3 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Waddington Auction (July 1998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8447

To J. D. Hooker   4 August [1872]

Summary

CD hopes the Times abstract of minutes of Lords of the Treasury will make JDH’s position more comfortable.

The "wretched Lords" make CD indignant, but "nothing equals Owen’s conduct. – I used to be ashamed of hating him so much, but now I will carefully cherish my hatred & contempt to the last day of my life."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8449

From A. R. Wallace   4 August 1872

Summary

Has sent CD’s letter to Nature [see 8448].

Expresses admiration for H. C. Bastian’s The beginnings of life [1872] and comments on its bearing upon Origin.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: B111–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8450

From J. T. Gulick   6 August 1872

Summary

Sends synopsis of his paper "On diversity of evolution" [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 11 (1873): 496–505] in which he attempts to show some of the means, other than natural selection, of modification of species.

Author:  John Thomas Gulick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8453

To Oswald Heer   4 August [1872–4]

Summary

Thanks OH for two memoirs on the fossil flora of Bear Island and Spitzbergen [K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl. 8 (1869) no. 7; 9 (1870) no. 5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  4 Aug [1872-4]
Classmark:  Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Nachlass Oswald Heer 213.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8454

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [before 8 August 1872]

Summary

So far VOK has lost money on his translation of Descent because of pirate editions.

Agrees to share profits on Expression.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8456

To J. T. Gulick   8 August [1872]

Summary

Discusses a paper JTG wanted to read at a BAAS meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Thomas Gulick
Date:  8 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.423)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8457

From V. O. Kovalevsky   8 August [1872]

Summary

Wishes to come to Down to make arrangements for Russian translation of Expression.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8459

To Francis Galton   9 August [1872]

Summary

"I telegraphed you this morning about the Rabbit. Our confounded carrier suddenly changed his mind & goes up to night, perhaps he will bring the rabbit tomorrow evening. If it does not then come I do not know how it had better be sent; if by Railway, I may not perhaps hear when it arrives at Orpington."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  9 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Hudson Rogue (Cat. 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8461

To V. O. Kovalevsky   10 August [1872]

Summary

Sends proofs and details [concerning VOK’s Russian translation of Expression (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8462

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [12–17 August 1872]

Summary

CD cannot omit mention of Wilhelm Wundt’s Thierseele [Vorlesungen über die Menschen und Thierseele (1863)] in his book.

Murray could control the number of copies of translation of Expression sold in Russia by the number of heliotypes he will supply.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12–17 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8464

To Francis Galton   12 August [1872]

Summary

The carrier will call at University College on Thursday 15 August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  12 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  The Whiting family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8464F
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