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To Francis Galton   2 March [1876]

Summary

Sends signed enclosure.

FG will hear of germination of peas in a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  2 Mar [1876]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/157)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10413

From Francis Galton   1 December 1876

Summary

Gives another instance of curious habit in the Butler family.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 105: A96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10694

To Francis Galton   [6–12 January 1877]

Summary

Has received French essay on effects of conscription on [decreasing] height of men, due to unfit left at home to propagate race. Would FG care to see it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  [6–12 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10774

To Francis Galton   9 January [1877]

Summary

Can FG come to lunch on Sunday? George Darwin wants to meet him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  9 Jan [1877]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10776

From Francis Galton   12 January 1877

Summary

Would like to see essay [on effects of conscription in France, see 10774]. Knows of Swiss memoir to the same effect. Author says Swiss yeomen apt to leave homestead to sickly son. Landed populations deteriorate.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10783

To Francis Galton   11 February [1877]

Summary

Sends enclosure regarding inherited handwriting from Life, letters, and journals of George Ticknor [ed. G. S. Hillard (1876)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  11 Feb [1877]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10839

From Francis Galton   22 February 1877

Summary

Attributes the Castilian accent of speech of deaf and dumb men to imitation of their teachers’ lip movements.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1877
Classmark:  DAR 105: A97–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10859

From Francis Galton   24 May 1878

Summary

Sends some "composite portraits", including three of their family ancestors, as described in Nature [18 (1878): 97–100].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 105A: 99–100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11526

To Francis Galton   [1 March 1879?]

Summary

Can FG come to lunch on Monday?

Sorry FG has not been well and is soon going abroad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  [1 Mar 1879?]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11911

To Francis Galton   22 March 1879

Summary

Describes plans to publish English edition of Krause’s work on Erasmus Darwin.

Will correct Anna Seward’s calumnies [in Memoirs of the life of Dr Darwin (1804)].

Asks about family letters.

Doubts some stories about Erasmus Darwin [in Christiana C. Hankin, ed., Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck (1858)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  22 Mar 1879
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11947

To E. A. Wheler   19 April 1879

Summary

Thanks his cousin for lending two letters [to be used in Ernst Krause’s biography of Erasmus Darwin, their grandfather].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  19 Apr 1879
Classmark:  Chiswick Auctions (dealers) (10 October 2018, lot 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12004A

To Francis Galton   30 April [1879]

Summary

Thanks FG for an extract [about Dr Erasmus Darwin?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  30 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12018

From Francis Galton   7 June 1879

Summary

Conveys some information about Dr Erasmus Darwin’s second wife and discusses photos of him and his wife.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.9: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12094

To Francis Galton   8 June [1879]

Summary

Caroline Darwin says mysterious visitor’s name was Brand. It was in time of Colonel Pole. Never visited Mrs Pole or Mrs Darwin [Elizabeth Collier], but sent respectful messages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  8 June [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12095

From Francis Galton   9 June 1879

Summary

Memorandum about Dr Erasmus Darwin’s bequests.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12097F

To Francis Galton   10 June [1879]

Summary

CD’s father thought he had not been treated fairly about his share of his mother’s [Mary Howard Darwin’s] fortune. Will not allude to this [in Erasmus Darwin]. Surprising that grandfather did not make more money. Has found memorandum of his having lost £1500 in ironworks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  10 June [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12100

To Francis Galton   15 [June 1879]

Summary

CD’s little biography [Erasmus Darwin] has turned out very dull.

May FG’s tour turn out pleasant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  15 [June 1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/3/4/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12109

From Francis Galton   12 November 1879

Summary

Praises CD’s biography of Erasmus Darwin;

asks CD to answer some queries he is circulating. Is particularly interested in "visualizing faculty" in CD and Dr Darwin.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 105: A101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12313

To Francis Galton   14 November [1879]

Summary

Returns completed questionnaire concerning visualising faculty [see LL 3: 177–9]. Thinks age important. Recalls faces of school friends but cannot remember those of people recently met.

Comments on his part [of Erasmus Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  14 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12317

To Francis Galton   7 April 1880

Summary

Encloses letter [see 12488] and circular from Henry Faulds [regarding thumb impressions]. Anthropology Institute may care about it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  7 Apr 1880
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12565
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