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From Francis Galton   [before 28 March 1872]

Summary

On colours and breeding of rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4730

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

From Francis Galton   1 February 1872

Summary

Asks to have one pair of rabbits sent to him; is abandoning experiments with the rats.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8192

From Francis Galton   28 March 1872

Summary

Endorses revised statement about Butler’s odd hereditary habit;

describes a séance at William Crookes’s.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A46–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8256

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

From Francis Galton   31 March 1872

Summary

Has forwarded CD’s letter to Crookes.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8263

From Francis Galton   19 April 1872

Summary

Has attended one more séance, which he describes; tells of the freedom investigators have to check, although they cannot prearrange, experiments.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A53–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8293

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

From Francis Galton   26 May 1872

Summary

Again seeks help with his rabbits; hopes one of CD’s men can take them.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8352

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

From Francis Galton   28 May 1872

Summary

Delighted CD’s groom will take the rabbits;

has just done proof of a paper to the Royal Society on "blood-relationship", defining kinship between parents and offspring.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A59–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8357

From Francis Galton   29 May 1872

Summary

Cancelled: same as 8432.

May FG lunch with CD on Thursday and arrange about rabbits?

Spiritualists have given FG up. Cannot get invitation to séance.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1872
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8359

From Francis Galton   4 June 1872

Summary

Thanks CD for criticisms of his paper; explains why there is greater diversity among succeeding generations than in the first.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A61–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8368

From Francis Galton   7 June 1872

Summary

Will do what he can for Lord Sackville Cecil, but he, himself, cannot get to séances when he likes. Introduction of a stranger always disturbs séances. Person most likely to help would be Lord Lindsey.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A64–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8373

From Francis Galton   29 July 1872

Summary

May FG have lunch with CD Thursday [1 Aug] and arrange about rabbits?

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8432

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

From Francis Galton   11 August 1872

Summary

The buck is well; Dr Carter has returned, and things will go better.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8465

From Francis Galton   7 November 1872

Summary

Sends thanks for Expression; offers some additions, and will send printed queries abroad if CD wishes.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 105: A67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8607
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