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From W. W. Reade   13 February 1872

Summary

Sending sheets of his forthcoming work on Africa [Martyrdom of man (1872)] with views that differ from CD’s on music and sexual selection.

The Pall Mall Gazette will review the new [6th] edition of the Origin, together with Mivart’s Genesis of species [1871].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8210

From W. W. Reade   16 February 1872

Summary

Defends Descent against CD’s self-disparagement. The parts on the moral sense seem to him the finest in the book.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8215

From W. W. Reade   18 February 1872

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Summary

Compares Origin to Newton’s Principia and Adam Smith’s Wealth of nations.

His view of CD’s response to Mivart.

On mammae;

gradualism of evolution;

suicide among savages.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 88: 74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8218

From W. W. Reade   20 February 1872

Summary

Saw editor of the Pall Mall Gazette about review of Origin and Genesis of species.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8221

From W. W. Reade   12 March 1872

Summary

Has just finished his work [? The martyrdom of man (1872)]. The new points are: (1) Negroes have whiskers; (2) their music is sometimes agreeable; (3) the Kaffirs are Negroes.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8241

From W. W. Reade   14 March 1872

Summary

Plans for visit to CD.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8242

From W. W. Reade   18 March [1872]

Summary

Will see CD tomorrow.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8247

From W. W. Reade   3 April 1872

Summary

Sends preface of his book [see 8241]; he acknowledges debt to CD, but does not claim to have given a correct exposition of Darwinism.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8272

From W. W. Reade   3 May 1872

Summary

Glad Mrs Darwin likes his preface, but fears she will not like his tone on religion.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8310

From W. W. Reade   16 May 1872

Summary

WWR is beginning to appreciate CD’s warnings against his polemical writing.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8335

From W. W. Reade   20 May 1872

Summary

His book has received bad reviews; therefore CD’s letter cheers him up.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8341

From W. W. Reade   7 September 1872

Summary

Sends extract [from Carl Johan Andersson, Lake Ngami (1856)] on expression.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8514

From W. W. Reade   12 September [1872]

Summary

Beginning work on his African travels [The African sketch-book (1873)].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8519

From W. W. Reade   14 October [1872]

Summary

Huxley will be asked to review Expression in Pall Mall Gazette.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8558

From W. W. Reade   5 November 1872

Summary

Observations on expression: women gnash teeth when sexually excited. W. Africans do not kiss.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 176: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8600
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