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To Francis Galton   23 January [1872]

Summary

His rabbits have lost their patches and are grey.

Has FG seen William Crookes [spiritualist]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  23 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/2/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8173

To Francis Galton   29 March [1872]

Summary

Comments on FG’s description of a séance at the house of William Crookes.

Will use FG’s words about [H. M. Butler’s] hereditary habit [in Expression, p. 33 n. 8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  29 Mar [1872]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8258

To Francis Galton   21 April [1872]

Summary

Encourages FG to carry out investigation [of spiritualism]. However, his own health is too uncertain to accept Daniel Dunglas Home’s offer. Discusses possibility of reproducing Crookes’s apparatus for sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  21 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8296

To Francis Galton   27 May [1872]

Summary

Agrees to care for FG’s rabbits and will breed from them.

Plans to go to Southampton for ten days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  27 May [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8354

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

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 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

To Francis Galton   8 November [1872]

Summary

Rabbits’ coats true in character. If the next ones are true, it is superfluous to keep trying.

Does not know why crying children rub eyes with knuckles.

Mentions FG’s article on prayer ["Statistical inquiries into the efficacy of prayer", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 12 (1872): 125–35].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8608

To Francis Galton   30 December [1872]

Summary

F. M. Balfour wants to experiment on Pangenesis. Asks FG to recommend coloured rabbits that breed true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  30 Dec [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8697
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