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To ?   21 August 1881


Declines an invitation to write for an unidentified periodical. "I am unable to write short articles in an interesting manner, & they would consume much of my time."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  21 Aug 1881
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (March 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13296A

To an editor   24 March [1863?]


Encloses a dialogue on species from a New Zealand newspaper [S. Butler’s First dialogue on evolution, from the Christchurch Press].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  24 Mar [1863?]
Classmark:  Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4058

To Editor?   9 November [1847–80]


Returns proofs of a notice which he finds "highly honourable" to himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  9 Nov 1847 or 9 Nov 1848 or 9 Nov 1849 or 9 Nov 1850 or 9 Nov 1851 or 9 Nov 1852 or 9 Nov 1853 or 9 Nov 1854 or 9 Nov 1855 or 9 Nov 1856 or 9 Nov 1857 or 9 Nov 1858 or 9 Nov 1859 or 9 Nov 1860 or 9 Nov 1861 or 9 Nov 1862 or 9 Nov 1863 or 9 Nov 1864 or 9 Nov 1865 or 9 Nov 1866 or 9 Nov 1867 or 9 Nov 1868 or 9 Nov 1869 or 9 Nov 1870 or 9 Nov 1871 or 9 Nov 1872 or 9 Nov 1873 or 9 Nov 1874 or 9 Nov 1875 or 9 Nov 1876 or 9 Nov 1877 or 9 Nov 1878 or 9 Nov 1879 or 9 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Provenance unknown: formerly Sang Collection of Autographs and Manuscripts, Illinois Institute of Technology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6980

To an editor   12 October [1871]


Sends photograph of himself for a proposed memoir in correspondent’s Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  12 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8003

From J. S. Keltie   24 September 1880


Asks whether CD would care to preface the letter of Burt G. Wilder which he forwarded for publication ["Two kinds of vivisection", Nature 22 (1880): 517–18].

Author:  John Scott Keltie; editor of Nature
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 202: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12726

To J. S. Keltie, Editor Nature   [after 24 September 1880]


Writes a sentence with which to preface B. G. Wilder’s letter [see 12726]. [Not used by and, perhaps, not sent to Nature.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Keltie; editor of Nature
Date:  [after 24 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 105v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12727

To Editor of the Natural History Review   [December? 1864]


Forwards a communication from A. Fonblanque for possible publication in Natural History Review. [See "Notice of mule breeding", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 5 (1865): 147–8.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  editor of Nat. Hist. Rev.
Date:  [Dec? 1864]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Carroll 286a: Charles Darwin papers B/D25.141)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4686

To the editor of Annals and Magazine of Natural History   22 September [1868]


Sends addition to T. H. Farrer’s [Lobelia] paper [Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 4th ser. 2 (1868): 255–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  editor of Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist.
Date:  22 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6384

To J. T. Knowles   31 July 1874


Asks whether it would be possible for Contemporary Review to republish an article on language from North American Review [119 (1874): 61–88] by William Dwight Whitney which answers F. Max Müller; would pay expense of printing if necessary.

CD has been abused in the Quarterly Review for "amazing ignorance".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Thomas Knowles; editor of Contemporary Review
Date:  31 July 1874
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9577

To J. T. Knowles   5 August 1874


CD understands JTK’s reasons [for not republishing W. D. Whitney’s article]. Cannot undertake to write anything himself; he needs rest and is unwilling to enter into controversy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Thomas Knowles; editor of Contemporary Review
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9584
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