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From William Turner   [after 28 April 1866?]

Summary

Observations on a bird that used a stone to break open a snail.

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1866?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13850

To William Turner   5 June [1866]

Summary

Thanks for WT’s papers, especially ["The present aspect of the doctrine of cellular pathology", Edinburgh Med. J. 8 (1863): 873–97].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  5 June [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5113

To William Turner   14 December [1866]

Summary

Thinks of adding chapter on man to Variation. Asks about muscles connected to os coccyx in man and existence of other rudimentary organs in man.

Sends copy of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  14 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (DC. 2. 96/5 folio 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5306

To William Turner   24 [December 1866]

Summary

Thanks WT for information about rudimentary parts in man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  24 [Dec 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5323

To William Turner   15 January [1867]

Summary

Requests information about rudimentary muscles and organs in man. Asks about marrow of os coccyx, and about testes and ovaria in early embryos of both sexes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Dc.2.96/5 folio 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5362

To William Turner   1 February [1867]

Summary

Thanks for information about rudimentary organs. Asks about rudimentary character of human hair and panniculus carnosus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  1 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Dc.2.96/5 folio 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5386

From William Turner   8 February 1867

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On muscles in man for moving skin, hair, ears, etc.

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 80: B152–3c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5396

To William Turner   11 February [1867]

Summary

Thanks WT for information.

Will not include chapter on man in Variation but plans separate essay in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  11 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5398

From William Turner   3 January 1870

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On the development of the mammae and the glands of the skin. R. A. v. Kölliker and Carl von Langer are the authorities [See Descent 1: 209].

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: B158–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7088

From William Turner   [1871?]

Summary

Extract from Robert Knox on hermaphroditism [Lond. Med. Gaz. 12 Jan 1844].

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7414

To William Turner   28 March [1871]

Summary

Discusses errors in Descent. Not surprised that WT is not committed to full acceptance of evolution of man.

At work on Expression. Asks about muscles that raise spines of hedgehog and tail coverts of peacock. Asks about influence of mind on capillaries with regard to blushing. Mentions views of James Paget on influence of the mind on nutrition of body parts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  28 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Dc.2.96/5/4a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7632

From William Turner   [after 28 March 1871]

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Note on errata in first volume of Descent.

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7637

To William Turner   29 March [1871]

Summary

Comments on influence of nervous system on nutrition of body parts as discussed in James Paget’s Lectures on surgical pathology [delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 3d ed. (1870)]. Asks about mental influence on capillary circulation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  29 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Dc.2.96.5/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7638

To William Turner   21 March [1873]

Summary

Sends £10 subscription for James Murie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner
Date:  21 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8818
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