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From Armand de Quatrefages   30 March 1870

Summary

He and Milne-Edwards are nominating CD for the Académie Française.

Sending book [Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs Français (1870)].

Despite their differences of opinion, expresses his respect and admiration.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7152

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

From Armand de Quatrefages   18 July 1870

Summary

CD lost first round of nominations at the Académie Française to Jean-Frédéric de Brandt. QdeB and Milne-Edwards continue the battle, but CD is fiercely attacked.

Asks for complete citation of CD’s geological work on South America because it has to be shown he did more than collect objects.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7283

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
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