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Armand de Quatrefages   20 November [1855]

Summary

Thanks for gift of Souvenirs d’un naturaliste (Quatrefages 1854).

Can AdeQ ask M. J. P. Flourens about experiments which show that hybrid offspring of dogs, wolves and jackals are sterile between themselves in the third generation.

CD cannot obtain a copy of Dureau de la Malle’s work on breeds of horse: can AdeQ assist?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  20 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque National de France (Collection d’autographes formée de la correspondance reçue ou acquise par Étienne de Jouy, Jules Lacroix, Paul Lacroix MS-9623 (2035))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1782F

To Armand de Quatrefages   4 January [1858?]

Summary

The information correspondent hopes to get from M.-J.-P. Flourens will be valuable.

CD is keeping all varieties of pigeons, poultry, ducks, etc. for his work on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  4 Jan [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2036

To Armand de Quatrefages   5 December [1859]

Summary

Mentions English scientists who support mutability of species.

Asks QdeB whether he could help locate a French translator and publisher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  5 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2571

To Armand de Quatrefages   15 January [1860]

Summary

Asks if Quatrefages has found anyone to translate Origin into French, because P. T. A. Talandier, although not a naturalist, wishes to do so.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  15 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (75 J 837 Fonds Alfred Lacroix)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2652F

To Armand de Quatrefages   21 January [1860]

Summary

Discusses P. T. A. Talandier as possible translator [of Origin].

Comments on reception of book in North America and opposition of Louis Agassiz.

Asks about reaction of Henri Milne-Edwards.

QdeB’s lectures on anthropology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  21 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2659

To Armand de Quatrefages   30 March [1860]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s [Études sur les maladies actuelles du ver à soie (1860)].

Has failed to find French publisher for Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  30 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2736

To Armand de Quatrefages   25 April [1861]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s Unité de l’espèce humaine [1861].

Discusses acceptance of his theory among scientists, especially geologists.

C. V. Naudin did not show how selection applied in nature, but Patrick Matthew clearly anticipated CD’s views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  25 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3127

To Armand de Quatrefages   3 July [1862]

Summary

Can AdeQ verify the statement that the moths of the several races of the common silkworm are very similar?

When the female moth comes out of the cocoon, are her wings less developed than those of a male moth at the same stage?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  3 July [1862]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Manuscripts NAF 11824 ff. 68–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3640F

To Armand de Quatrefages   11 July [1862]

Summary

Thanks for answers to CD’s questions; would appreciate any new information on similarity of moths of distinct races.

CD has been "atrociously abused by religious countrymen, but it does not hurt except when it comes from an old friend like Prof. Owen".

Wishes French translator of Origin had known more natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  11 July [1862]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3653

To Armand de Quatrefages   [14 April 1863]

Summary

The niata is a very good case because the race is well established and must originate in South America. There is a description of the head by [Richard] Owen in the Descriptive catalogue of the osteological collection of the College of Surgeons.

Has observed modifications in the skeletons of rabbits, ducks, poultry, and pigeons. There is an extract about modifications in pigeons in the first chapter of Origin. Encloses a woodcut of crested or polish fowls; there is a change in the brain as well as in the exterior bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  [14 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  Bulletins de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 4 (1863): 378–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4094F

To Armand de Quatrefages   14 May [1863]

Summary

Is sending photographs of the niata skull [requested in 4082]. W. H. Flower reports that he could have a cast made for £3.3s.0d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  14 May [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (1997)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4166A

To Armand de Quatrefages   27 March [1863]

Summary

Specimens obtained from Charles Martins will be most interesting.

Comments on QdeB’s book [Physiologie comparée (1862)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  27 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4437

To Armand de Quatrefages   6 March 1869

Summary

Wishes to introduce his son, George Howard Darwin.

Has glanced at the second of AdeQ’s articles on natural history in Revue de deux mondes; ordered first article but second is already out of print.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  6 Mar 1869
Classmark:  Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Manuscripts NAF 11824 ff. 72–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6645F

To Armand de Quatrefages   28 May [1870]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s volume [Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs Français (1870)]. Mentions error concerning his views on Parus and nuthatch.

Discusses Canis magellanicus.

Discusses reception of his views in France and Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  28 May [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.379)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7204

To Armand de Quatrefages   20 July [1870]

Summary

Sends list of his publications.

Is grateful for interest QdeB has taken in his election [to Académie Française].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  20 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.377); Artcurial, Paris (dealers) (24 November 2008, lot 120, and 19 November 2018 (Les Collections Aristophil: Sciences), lot 736)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7285

To Armand de Quatrefages   21 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks Quatrifages for his work on species. Explains that he received the Wollaston Medal for his three geological works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  21 July [1870]
Classmark:  Former collection of Pr. Georges Teissier (private collection, Paris)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7285F

To Armand de Quatrefages   23 August [1870]

Summary

Thanks QdeB for his continued support of CD’s election to French Academy.

Discusses views of Milne-Edwards on species.

Comments on views of Élie de Beaumont.

"I fear my next book [Descent] … will greatly displease you."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  23 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.382)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7308

To Armand de Quatrefages   15 January [1872]

Summary

Obliged for QdeB’s efforts [to have CD elected member of Académie Française].

With regard to stress that QdeB lays on man’s walking on two legs, no one attributes much significance to difference in mode of locomotion between seals and terrestrial Carnivora or kangaroos and other marsupials.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  15 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8159

To Armand de Quatrefages   9 July [1873]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for his kind and generous exertions [to get CD elected to French Academy?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  9 July [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.409)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8972
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