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To E. S. Morse   23 April 1877

Summary

Thanks for ESM’s address ["What American zoologists have done for evolution", Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. 25 (1876)].

J. A. Allen’s work is important as apparently showing change through direct action of [external] conditions.

CD has given up trying to understand E. D. Cope and Alpheus Hyatt on acceleration and retardation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  23 Apr 1877
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10938

From E. S. Morse   18 May 1877

Summary

Lectured on Darwinism in Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Buffalo, and to 3500 people in New York City.

Despite close friendship with Cope and Hyatt and many explanations by the latter, he cannot understand their views.

Thanks CD for appreciation of his papers.

Author:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10966

From E. S. Morse   26 August 1879

Summary

Sends proofs [of "The shell mounds of Omori, Japan", Tokyo Univ. Mem. 1 (1879)], which may interest CD for the changes between ancient and modern forms.

Author:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12201

To E. S. Morse   21 October 1879

Summary

Thanks for ESM’s paper [see 12201].

Remarks on progress of Japan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  21 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12265

From E. S. Morse   23 March 1880

Summary

Offended by F. V. Dickins’ review [Nature 21 (1880): 350] of his Omori mound paper. Asks CD to have it reviewed elsewhere and encloses a letter to Nature he wants CD to forward. [See 12571.]

Author:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 247; Nature, 15 April 1880, pp. 561–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12544

To E. S. Morse   9 [April] 1880

Summary

[Copy erroneously dated March.]

Has forwarded ESM’s letter to Nature ["Omori shell mounds", Collected papers 2: 222–3].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  9 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12570

To E. S. Morse   3 December 1871

Summary

Obliged for ESM’s article ["On adaptive coloration of the Mollusca", Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 14 (1870–1): 141–5]. Glad to have error corrected about protective colouring of shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  3 Dec 1871
Classmark:  Peabody Essex Museum: Phillips Library (E. S. Morse Papers, E 2, Box 3, Folder 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8092

To E. S. Morse   16 September 1873

Summary

Thanks for ESM’s paper ["On the systematic position of the Brachiopoda", Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 15 (1873): 315–72]. "What a wonderful change … to look at these ""shells"" as ""worms""."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sylvester Morse
Date:  16 Sept 1873
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9058
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