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From F. C. Donders   14 March 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for Descent.

Sends a copy of his oratio inauguralis on De harmonie van het dierlijke leven [1848] in which he espoused evolution, but did not see the influence of natural selection.

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7582

To F. C. Donders   18 March 1871

Summary

Comments on FCD’s 1848 work [see 7582] in which he came near to anticipating CD.

Comments on FCD’s paper [on action of the eyelids, see 7203]. Asks about contraction or dilation of the iris due to emotional states, illness, or prostration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  18 Mar 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7595

From F. C. Donders   28 March 1871

Summary

Answers to CD’s queries will take time. CD may not be aware of the influence of accommodation on the diameter of the pupil of the eye. Parrots, for example, contract or dilate the pupil independently of amount of light [see Expression, p. 304]. Sends his book on the subject [On the anomalies of accommodation and refraction of the eye (1864)].

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7634

From F. C. Donders   16 June 1871

Summary

Replies to CD’s queries on movement of the eyes in meditation, and changes in the iris in rage and terror [see Expression, pp. 229, 304].

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7821

To F. C. Donders   19 June 1871

Summary

Thanks FCD for information about eyes [for Expression].

Must interrupt work on the subject to prepare new edition of Origin [6th].

Comments on gift of a new work by FCD [possibly "Die Projection der Gesichtserscheinung nach der Richtungslinien", Arch. Opthalmol. 17 (1871) Abt. 2: 1–68].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  19 June 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7824
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