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To L. H. Morgan   9 June 1877

Summary

Thanks LHM for his Ancient society [1877].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  9 June 1877
Classmark:  University of Rochester Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10992

From L. H. Morgan   26 June 1877

Summary

Criticises Herbert Spencer’s Principles of sociology, particularly for its treatment of the family, for its superficiality, and for its dependence on J. F. McLennan’s views on exogamy. Americans are coming to see Spencer’s ideas as too broad.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11020

To L. H. Morgan   9 July [1877]

Summary

CD admires Herbert Spencer’s genius but not his "deductive style" of expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  9 July [1877]
Classmark:  University of Rochester Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11044

From Lewis Henry Morgan   9 August 1870

Summary

Sends last chapter of his book in press [Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family vol. 17 in Smithsonian contributions to knowledge (1871)], which supports CD on man.

Ethnology must study the ages of barbarism as the formative portions of man’s physical and mental history.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299

To L. H. Morgan   11 August [1870]

Summary

Thanks LHM for concluding chapter [to Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family (1871)]. Agrees that it is important to study the habits and institutions of savages.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  11 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7300

To L. H. Morgan   7 June 1871

Summary

Directions to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  7 June 1871
Classmark:  Department of Rare Books,Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7808

From L. H. Morgan   8 June 1871

Summary

Will call tomorrow.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7812

To L. H. Morgan   14 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks LHM for his introductions for CD’s sons and for his instructions about their route [for their U. S. visit].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  14 June [1871]
Classmark:  Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7819

From L. H. Morgan   1 August 1871

Summary

John Lubbock’s paper [? "Remarks on stone implements from western Africa", Rep. BAAS 40 (1870): 154–5] opposes some of his best sustained conclusions.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7891

From L. H. Morgan   [1 August 1871]

Summary

Sends abstract of a paper on hybridity read by Edward Moore to a natural history club in Rochester, NY. Argues the necessity of hybridity on CD’s theory.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 240/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7891F

To L. H. Morgan   20 January 1872

Summary

Thanks LHM for his work on consanguinity. [See 7299].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Date:  20 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8167
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