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To E. P. Wright   25 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for copy of part one of EPW’s Spicilegia biologica (Wright 1870).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  Malmö Museer (MM 031994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7201F

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To Alfred Newton   [22 May 1870]

Summary

Intends to see Adam Sedgwick.

Arranges to meet AN.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7199

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From L. C. Wedgwood   [5 May 1870]

Summary

Expression in horses.

Crying in babies.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7179

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  • … Wedgwood, L. C. Harrison, L. C. Darwin, C. R. …

From John Michels   3 May 1870

Summary

Sends drawings of atypical Geranium and honeysuckle pollen-grains. Would they produce variation in seedlings?

Author:  John Michels
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10495

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From W. T. Preyer   9 May 1870

Summary

Sends his "Charles Darwin, eine biographische Skizze" [Das Ausland 2 Apr 1870].

Author:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 174: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7181

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To W. T. Preyer   15 May 1870

Summary

Comments on WP’s biographical article on CD. Asks him to thank O. F. Peschel for his present of the publication [Das Ausland 2 Apr 1870].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  15 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 147: 256–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7190

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From Francis Galton   12 May 1870

Summary

Good news: one little rabbit has a white forefoot.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7185

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From F. C. Donders   17 May 1870

Summary

The illness and death of his daughter have delayed his answers to CD’s queries. He has, however, worked on the circulation of the eye and has almost finished a paper on it, which he will send to CD. In general, the views of Charles Bell are confirmed.

As for CD’s second query, he doubts that the relationship exists, but will answer fully in next letter.

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7141

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From Adam Sedgwick   30 May 1870

Summary

Writes of CD’s recent visit to Cambridge and the joy it gave him.

Author:  Adam Sedgwick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7209

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To H. H. Vivian   11 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for HHV’s interest in the census [CD’s plan to add questions on consanguineous marriage to the census] on which CD hopes to persuade Sir J. Lubbock to speak.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Hussey Vivian
Date:  11 May [1870]
Classmark:  Invercargill City Libraries and Archives (Alex Robertson Collection, vol. 12: A0444 S12450012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7183

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  • Darwin, C. R. Vivian, H. H. …
  • r Vivian I feel greatly obliged to you for the kind interest which you have shewn on the subject of the census, which interests me greatly. I have no doubt that your personal communication with Mr Bruce will have far more influence than any memorial or any thing that I c d do. With my sincere thanks I beg leave to remain | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

To Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden   2 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for copies of FVH’s "Preliminary field report [of the U. S. Geological Survey] of Colorado and New Mexico" [Am. J. Sci. 49 (1870): 258–63] and Geological report [of the exploration] of the Yellowstone [and Missouri] River[s under the direction of Captain W. F. Reynolds (1869)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
Date:  2 May [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7178

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From C. E. C. B. Appleton   18 May [1870]

Summary

Asks CD to review Wallace’s recent book of essays [Natural selection (1870)], particularly the new essay, which questions the applicability of natural selection to man.

Author:  Charles Edward Cutts Birchall Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7193

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  • … Appleton, C. E. C. B. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Journal. Believe me D r Sir | Very truly yours | C.  Appleton | Editor. C.  Darwin Esq. …

To C. W. Stoddard   5 May [1870]

Summary

Discusses flora of Sandwich Isles. "There is nothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growing old & my health is weak".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Warren Stoddard
Date:  5 May [1870]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 72755)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7180

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From H. H. Vivian   10 May 1870

Summary

About the insertion of a column on marriage of cousins in the census form.

Author:  Henry Hussey Vivian
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 180: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7182

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From T. H. Farrer   17 May 1870

Summary

On death of his wife. Botany a solace.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7192

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To F. C. Donders   19 May 1870

Summary

Expresses sympathy [on death of FCD’s daughter].

Will be grateful for his paper and letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  19 May 1870
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7194

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From F. C. Donders   27 May 1870

Summary

Has finished the article [on the action of the eyelids in Ned. Arch. Geneeskd. & Natuurkd. 5 (1870), also see 7238]; summarises: the occlusion of the eyelids protects the vessels, and the eye itself, against the danger of pressure caused by excessive expiratory action. The weakness of the conclusion is that the extent of the danger caused by the pressure to the normal state of the eye is not precisely known.

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 225
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7203

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To Thomas Henry Farrer   13 [May 1870]

Summary

Encloses part of letter from Fritz Müller on Passiflora, with seeds.

Is endeavouring to have included in next census a question as to whether the parents in each household are cousins.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 [May 1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7188

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  • Darwin, C. R. Farrer, T. H. …
  • r . Bruce to have inserted in Census query whether in each household the parents are cousins: I am deeply convinced that this is an important subject: if you can influence any member of government, pray do so. Some few M.P. s will take up the question. — I have given my reasons in a Chapt in 2 d . Vol.  of my Domestic animals. — Pray believe me | yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Frans Cornelis Donders   13 May [1870]

Summary

In a fortnight will begin to arrange notes on expression. Asks for FCD’s conclusions about the contraction of eye muscles. Is interested in abstract of FCD’s experiments on "rate of travelling of the nervous powers".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  13 May [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7187

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From H. W. Bates   20 May 1870

Summary

Concern over Wallace’s book [Contributions to the theory of natural selection (1870)] and its apparent backsliding from Darwinian theory. HWB suggests that only CD is capable of criticising the book.

HWB hopes not too much was made over his few comments on man in M. F. Somerville’s book [Physical geography, revised ed. (1870)].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7197

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