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To [?]   12 February [1870–82]

Summary

Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

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To W. E. Darwin   22 February [1870–9?]

Summary

Seeks investment advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Feb [1870-9]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13799

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From W. E. Darwin   [c. 17 February 1870]

Summary

Ask whether CD would like to subscribe again to National Education League. Describes the League’s goals.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 17 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7039F

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From G. H. Darwin   [3 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Conveys some information on a quiet horse which CD may be able to purchase from a riding school.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7091

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From Edward Caldwell Rye   14 February 1870

Summary

Draws CD’s attention to a paper by Maurice Girard containing observations on the fertilisation of Orchidaceae by two species of Longicornia [Ann. Soc. Entomol. France 9 (1869): xxxi–xxxii].

Author:  Edward Caldwell Rye
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7106

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From George Howard Darwin   [1 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Discusses buying a horse [for CD].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7090

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To Robert Garner   22 February [1870–1]

Summary

Thanks for sending him a hybrid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Garner
Date:  22 Feb [1870-1]
Classmark:  Bernard Quaritch Ltd, December 1996
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7115F

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From Robert Swinhoe   10 February 1870

Summary

Asks who the gentleman is who is studying cattle skulls; RS has some that he would like examined.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7102

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From Fritz Müller   16 February 1870

Summary

Sends specimens of Passiflora and seeds for T. H. Farrer [letter enclosed with 7188].

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1870
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7108

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To John Lubbock   26 February [1870]

Summary

Congratulations [on election to Parliament]; hopes science will not suffer because of politics.

Previously wrote inquiring about savages and suicide, but JL need not hurry to answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7:5 (EH 88205930)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7117

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From G. H. Darwin   [4 February 1870]

Summary

Believes he has found a quiet cob suitable for CD. Encloses a letter for CD to sign and send to the owner if he approves the idea.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7096

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From Robert Swinhoe   2 February 1870

Summary

Sends a copy of Notes and Queries for Francis Galton, as it contains a reply to Galton’s circular on hereditary genius.

RS much refreshed by his trip to Down.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7095

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To Gustav Jäger   17 February 1870

Summary

Encloses his letter to GJ [6885], which was returned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav Jäger
Date:  17 Feb 1870
Classmark:  Frau Dr Hildegard Jaeger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7111

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From John Lubbock   27 February [1870]

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Summary

Suicide is rare among savages [see Descent 1: 94].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7118

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From Alfred Newton   11 February 1870

Summary

Is glad to hear that CD is pleased with AN’s notice of his work on pigeons.

He will not soon forget the pleasure of his visit to Down.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 172: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7103

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From Asa Gray   27 February and 1 March 1870

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Summary

Forwards part of a note [by Mrs L. Agassiz] asking AG to tell CD that Agassiz has never been able to secure one of the fishes sitting on eggs.

In P.S., AG adds, "Agassiz evidently regrets having abused you in former times."

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb & 1 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 82: B80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7119

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To Alfred Newton   9 February [1870]

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Was gratified "beyond measure" by AN’s comments on his pigeon chapter [in Variation] in the [Zoological] Record [5 (1868): 94–6]. AN is the first man capable of forming a judgment who seems to have thought anything of this part.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  9 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7100

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To James Orton   24 February [1870]

Summary

Thanks JO for his The Andes and the Amazon.

Is sorry he has failed to get any information on the horse’s tooth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  24 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7116

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From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1870

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7093

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To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

Summary

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

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