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From E. B. Tylor   11 November 1876

Summary

Is attempting to write a book on elementary lessons in anthropology [Anthropology (1881)] and wonders whether CD’s son [Francis] would care to collaborate and aid him with the biological parts.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10667

To E. B. Tylor   12 November 1876

Summary

Responds to request that his son [Francis] aid EBT with book. Comments on EBT’s excellence as anthropologist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  12 Nov 1876
Classmark:  Kew Books (dealers) Newsletter 6 (1976)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10669

To E. B. Tylor   19 June [1880]

Summary

Discusses animals’ ability to learn to recognise danger, especially poisonous herbs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  19 Jun [1880]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50254 ff. 96–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12641

From E. B. Tylor   21 June 1880

Summary

Learning by experience of others: birds being killed by telegraph wires when first set up; sheep in Australia eating poisonous plants.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12642

To E. B. Tylor   29 March 1881

Summary

Thanks EBT for gift of Anthropology [1881].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  29 Mar 1881
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50254 f. 104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13101

From Edward Burnett Tylor   8 September 1869

Summary

Wishes to borrow a paper by R. G. Haliburton on superstitions connected with sneezing [see 5635].

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 178: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6883

To Edward Burnett Tylor   25 June 1870

Summary

Mentions passage on gestures in EBT’s Early history of mankind [1865].

Asks Tylor whether the deaf and dumb use opposite signs for objects, qualities, etc., of an opposite nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  25 June 1870
Classmark:  British Library Board (Add MS 50254 ff. 33–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7244

From William Robson Scott to E. B. Tylor   28 June 1870

Summary

Speculates on the origin of gestures representing good and bad or approval and disapproval;

discusses signs used in teaching the deaf and dumb, particularly the use of opposites [see 7244].

Author:  William Robson Scott
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  28 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7248

To E. B. Tylor   30 April [1871]

Summary

Thanks EBT for present of Primitive culture [1871]. Feels certain he will regret not having read it before writing Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  30 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50254 ff. 37–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7727

To E. B. Tylor   24 September [1871]

Summary

CD most interested by Primitive culture [1871]. Impressed by EBT’s account of development of religious beliefs and of the survival of old customs. Hopes EBT will treat morals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  24 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50254 ff. 41–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7966

From E. B. Tylor   29 September 1871

Summary

Thanks for CD’s praise of his book [Primitive culture (1871)], wonders if he should abridge part into a small popular volume.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 178: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7975

To E. B. Tylor   2 October [1871]

Summary

CD advises publishing a short version of Primitive culture [1871] for the general reader.

Would like to see EBT, but his health has been bad and conversation is extremely tiring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  2 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50524 ff. 44–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7982

To E. B. Tylor   [28 January 1875]

Summary

The review of EBT’s book ["Primitive Man: Tylor and Lubbock"] in the Quarterly Review [137: 40–77] last year contained a false and malicious attack on CD’s son George. CD knows it was written by St George Mivart. CD wishes to take every opportunity to say how false a man he considers him to be.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  [28 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 50254 ff. 81–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9832

From E. B. Tylor   29 January [1875]

Summary

Does CD think it desirable for EBT’s wife to produce a new English translation of A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben (1864–7)]?

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9833

From E. B. Tylor   4 May 1875

Summary

EBT’s brother, Alfred Tylor, wishes to visit CD with George Young.

AT’s "pluvial period" theory.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9971
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