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From Paolo Mantegazza   19 March 1868

Summary

Sends papers.

Author:  Paolo Mantegazza
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6025

From Paolo Mantegazza   10 June 1871

Summary

Michele Lessona will translate Descent into Italian [1871].

Sends his review from Nuova Antologia [17 (1871): 177–94].

In a letter to Archivio per l’Anthropologia he raises some doubts about sexual selection and proposes "Neogenesis" as a complement to natural selection in cases of rapid change.

Author:  Paolo Mantegazza
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7814

To Paolo Mantegazza   22 September 1871

Summary

Explains that he cannot agree with Mantegazza’s views on sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Paolo Mantegazza
Date:  22 Sept 1871
Classmark:  Archivio della Società Italiana di Antropologia e di Etnologia 2 (1872): 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7963F

From Paolo Mantegazza   4 May 1872

Summary

CD has been elected Honorary Member of Società Italiana di Antropologia e di Etnologia.

Cranial measurements connect man and apes.

He has shown differences between male and female skulls that bear on sexual selection.

Author:  Paolo Mantegazza
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8311

From Paolo Mantegazza   23 December 1872

Summary

Ecstatic praise of CD and Expression, which has transformed physiognomy.

Sends his papers on sadness ["Dell’azione del dolore", Gaz. Med. Ital. Lombarda (1866, 1867)]. Sends some observations on physiognomy.

Author:  Paolo Mantegazza
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8692

To Paolo Mantegazza   28 December 1872

Summary

Thanks for the letter commending Expression [see 8692]. CD "was not at all sure the work was worth publishing".

Acknowledges receipt of some pamphlets from PM, which his wife will translate.

Regretfully must refuse PM’s offer to translate Expression since it has been promised to another.

Has now received PM’s Physiology of pleasure [Fisiologia del piacere (1870)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Paolo Mantegazza
Date:  28 Dec 1872
Classmark:  University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (MSS gen 30.066)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8696A
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