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From St G. J. Mivart   25 April 1870

Summary

Apologises for saying more than was necessary in his previous letter. Although he feels gratitude and esteem for CD, he execrates those who use natural selection to oppose man’s higher interests and impede his advance. Has seen Huxley’s Man’s place in nature for sale among a crowd of obscenities at most Italian railway stations.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7173

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From St G. J. Mivart   22 April 1870

Summary

Is not prepared to express an opinion on man’s origin. On pure anatomical grounds he would form a family of the higher division of the primates, but if man’s intellectual, moral, and religious nature is considered, then "he differs more from an Anthropoid Ape than such an Ape differs from a lump of granite".

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7170

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To [Henry Hussey Vivian?]   [April or May 1870?]

Summary

Discusses the reasons for inserting questions on consanguineous marriages in the forthcoming Census.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hussey Vivian
Date:  [Apr or May 1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7257

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To St G. J. Mivart   21 April [1870]

Summary

On amount of modification and lines of descent in determining the position in man.

Reference to StGJM’s article "On the appendicular skeleton of the primates" Phil. Trans. R. Soc. [157 (1867): 299–430],

and his [and James Murie’s] article on lemurs ["On the anatomy of Lemuroidea"] Trans. Zool. Soc. [7 (1872): 1–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7718A

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From W. W. Reade   24 April 1870

Summary

Sends insect that carries dead ants, dead leaves, etc., on its back, as protective imitation.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7172

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From William Winwood Reade   [c. 8 or 9 April 1870]

Summary

Brief observations on expression in Africa.

Alexander Agassiz is a good investigator, who differs with his father on evolution.

The behaviour of women and savages is a little easier to understand than that of civilised men.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 or 9] Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7069

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