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To Anton Dohrn   4 January 1870

Summary

The Zoological Garden has only one old adult male of Limulus. When there were females, eggs were never observed.

Encloses a separate letter [7071] about AD’s scheme [for a zoological station].

Suggests AD be cautious [in his work]. "Caution is almost the soul of science."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  4 Jan 1870
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 697); Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. fr. 2188, ff. 296-7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7070

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From Adolf Reuter   11 January 1870

Summary

Sends monstrous oranges,

red grape leaves,

and a bean with blue fruits (a hybrid of Phaseolus vulgaris and a Dolichos species).

Author:  Adolf Reuter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7075

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To Richard Kippist   10 January [1870 or 1871]

Summary

Is sending some books for the Linnean Society Library.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  10 Jan [1870-1]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7434

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From Gilbert William Child   26 January [1870]

Summary

Sends 2d ed. of his Essays on physiological subjects (1869).

Author:  Gilbert William Child
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6579

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To Abraham Dee Bartlett   5 January [1870]

Summary

Thanks ADB for Limulus.

Does Callithrix sciureus wrinkle the skin around its eyes when it screams? Do the eyes become suffused with moisture?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:  5 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7072

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To James Crichton-Browne   31 January [1870]

Summary

Asks JC-B to return copy of Duchenne [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)] and sends some notes "as your former notes were of such extreme interest to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  31 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7089

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From Thomas Henry Huxley   21 January 1870

Summary

Refers to "Devonshire Man"’s attack on him ["Professor Huxley’s last new theory", Pall Mall Gaz. 18 Jan 1870, p. 6]. His intention to answer – a waste, except for political bearing of Celt question ["Professor Huxley on Celts and Teutons", Pall Mall Gaz. 21 Jan 1870, p. 6].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 166: 323
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7084

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From John Brodie Innes   28 January 1870

Summary

JBI sends clipping about a hybrid between a deer and a cow, from the same parish as the one reported in 1868.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 167: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7087

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From William Boyd Dawkins   29 January [1870]

Summary

Discovery of skull of "River-bed" race of man near Corwen.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6582

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From Henry Walter Bates   17 January 1870

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Summary

Returns CD’s MS [of entomological section of Descent] marked with suggested alterations.

Suggests qualifications about rudimentary horn in female Onitis furcifer [See Descent 1: 372].

Sends additional data on colour differences in sexes of longicorn Coleoptera [See Descent 1: 367–8].

Suggests a modification of CD’s view of female coloration that would bring him "nearly into harmony" with Wallace.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 82: A44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7082

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To A. R. Wallace   26 January [1870]

Summary

Response to ARW’s MS on geological time ["The measurement of geological time", Nature 1 (1870): 399–401, 452–5].

Groans over [what is said about] man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  26 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 198–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7086

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