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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

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

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

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

To Francis Galton   4 January [1873]

Summary

Comments on FG’s article ["Hereditary improvement", Fraser’s Mag. 87 (1873): 116–30]. Finds it "the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race".

Thanks for rabbits for Balfour.

Mentions reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas [of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8724

From Francis Galton   [before 28 May 1873]

Summary

Collecting information about antecedents of eminent men of science. Sends questionnaire.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 May 1873]
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8889

To Francis Galton   28 May 1873

Summary

Comments about questionnaire CD completed for FG [for Galton’s English men of science (1874)].

Describes his early interest in collecting and his education.

Asks about determining the mean heights of two groups of men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  28 May 1873
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/15); Pearson 1914–30, 2: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8924

From Francis Galton   30 May 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for completed questionnaire;

answers his query about determining mean heights of men.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 105: A74–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8928

From H. M. Butler to Francis Galton   7 November 1873

Summary

Reports an incident of his "hereditary" habit of dozing, head in hand, such that he scratches his nose.

Author:  Henry Montagu Butler
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  7 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 1c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9136

From Francis Galton   14 April 1875

Summary

Is sending some seeds of sweetpeas, which George [Darwin] said CD would plant for him.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 105: A78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9928
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