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To W. W. Baxter?   8 November [1872–4]

Summary

Orders enema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.410)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8613

To J. D. Hooker   9 November [1872]

Summary

Pros and cons of answering Owen’s letter.

On Artizans’ Dwellings, he approves the object but it is lost money as an investment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 239–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8614

From R. H. Blair   9 November 1872

Summary

Thanks for copy [of Expression].

Has now read Charles Bell’s book [Anatomy and philosophy of expression, 3d ed. (1844)].

Reports instance of person, blind from birth, frowning, when supposedly the blind cannot control the muscle required.

Author:  Robert Hugh Blair
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 160: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8615

From John Murray   9 November 1872

Summary

The reception of Expression has exceeded even JM’s expectations; 5267 copies were sold at the annual sale. CD’s modesty about the work had misled him about its probable sale.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 429
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8616

To A. C. Ramsay   9 November [1872]

Summary

Thanks for 3rd edition of ACR’s Physical geology and geography of Great Britain (A. C. Ramsay 1872).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  9 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Clifton College, Stone Library MSS
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8616F

From Federico Delpino   10 November 1872

Summary

Going on circumnavigation voyage aboard the Garibaldi.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8617

To J. V. Carus   11 November [1872]

Summary

Reports on very successful sale of Expression in England. Suggests German publisher keep the type set up in case more than the expected 3000 copies are needed.

Has begun work on some old botanical observations [of Drosera for Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  11 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 98–99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8618

From H. M. Butler   11 November 1872

Summary

Describes scratching his nose while asleep, which his father says he did "not infrequently".

Author:  Henry Montagu Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8619

To John Murray   11 November 1872

Summary

CD is delighted and astonished at sale of Expression,

and pleased with sale of others, except Descent. He fears a new edition of that work may never be required. Would have liked to bring out a thoroughly revised one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 276–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8620

From George Cupples   11 November 1872

Summary

Praise for Expression.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 297
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8621

From John Murray   12 November [1872]

Summary

Price of Expression is 12s.

Sends cheque to pay CD his share of profits on Origin [6th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8622

To John Murray   13 November 1872

Summary

Thanks JM for £210 on last reprint of Origin [6th ed.]. Pleased by its sale

and by the success of Expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 291–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8623

From Anton Dohrn   13 November 1872

Summary

Is amazed at Expression. Like CD’s former works, it contains the material and principles of a new science.

The Zoological Station is making good progress – now has a fine building. Hopes for a stable income from contributions of various governments.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8624

From Albert Günther   14 November 1872

Summary

Many thanks for Expression. AG relates some relevant observations, the significance of which had previously escaped him.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8625

From Francis Galton   15 November 1872

Summary

Agrees the rabbit experiment has gone on long enough, but would like one more litter.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A50–1, A69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8626

From A. R. Wallace   15 November 1872

Summary

Appreciation [of Expression]. ARW will review it in Quarterly Journal of Science [n.s. 3 (1873): 113–18].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: B115–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8627

From William Bowman   16 November 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for Expression, comments on it.

Describes celebration of F. C. Donders’ 25th year as professor at Utrecht.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1872
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8628

From Athénaïs Michelet   16 November 1872

Summary

The Michelets are ill and dispirited.

Author:  Adèle-Athénaïs Mialaret (Athénaïs) Michelet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8629

From Henry MacKay   16 November 1872

Summary

Has just read Origin and Descent and wants to know: 1. Has man a soul? 2. Is man morally responsible "to his creative cause or force"? 3. Is there any form of after-life?

Author:  Henry MacKay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8630

From Herbert Spencer   16 November 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for Expression. Disagrees with his views on the genesis of melody; HS gives some reasons for believing it to originate in the natural cadences of emotional speech.

Author:  Herbert Spencer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 177: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8631
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