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From T. H. Farrer   26 May 1870

Summary

Not discouraged by F. Müller’s Passiflora.

Observations on insects visiting barberries.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7202

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To H. W. Bates   [22 May 1870]

Summary

Explains why he has declined writing a review for Messrs Appleton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 8018/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7765F

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To Fritz Müller   12 May 1870

Summary

Crossing experiments and self-sterility [in Eschscholzia].

Pangenesis.

Hermann Müller on insect adaptations for fertilisation of flowers.

CD working on book on man and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  12 May 1870
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7184

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To T. H. Farrer   28 May [1870]

Summary

Fertilisation of barberries.

Passiflora.

Is continuing his experiments on the comparative growth of crossed and self-fertilised plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  28 May [1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7205

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From James Philip Mansel Weale   [25 May 1870]

Summary

Behaviour of ants.

Author:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7201

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From Federico Delpino   20 May 1870

Summary

Responds to CD’s request for Canna seeds.

Studying dichogamy in Lotus. Describes mechanism that pumps pollen on to a visiting bee. Corrects Axell on Lotus.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7196

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From Patrick Nicol   13 May 1870

Summary

Answers to CD’s queries on expression; observations on the facial expressions of the insane.

Author:  Patrick Nicol
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 172: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7189

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To Charles Renard   28 May 1870

Summary

Thanks Society for honour of his election as Honorary Member.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  secretary of Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou
Date:  28 May 1870
Classmark:  Stecher and Klavins 1965
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7206

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  • Darwin, C. R. secretary of Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou …

From J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1870]

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Summary

Sends enclosure [a letter from Lady Lyell?]. He is choking with vanity.

Is going to send Willy to Mr La Touche in Salop; he brought up young Colenso and Frank Lyell. Some of his friends will think he is sending his son into a nest of young adders!

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [31 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 46; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 105: 236)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6964

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To J. D. Hooker   25 May [1870]

Summary

Concern about futures of Willy [Hooker] and Horace [Darwin].

Henrietta [Darwin] back from Cannes.

CD has been to Cambridge to visit Frank [Darwin]. Saw Sedgwick, who took him to the [Geological] Museum and utterly exhausted him. Humiliating to be "killed by a man of 86".

Saw Alfred Newton.

CD has been working away on man, to much greater length (as usual) than expected,

and on cross- and self-fertilisation.

Does JDH happen to have seeds of Canna warszewiczii matured in some hot country?

Sympathises with JDH on Dawson’s paper – amusing that Dawson hashes up E. D. Cope’s and L. Agassiz’s views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 169–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7200

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From J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1870]

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Willy is back from New Zealand. JDH perturbed by what to do with him.

J. W. Dawson’s Bakerian lecture for Royal Society is full of errors, and JDH is forced to recommend that it not be published. [An abstract of the lecture was published: "On the pre-Carboniferous floras of north-eastern America", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 18 (1869–70): 333–5.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7198

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From F. C. Donders   28 May 1870

Summary

A detailed description of the physiological and anatomical processes related to the prolonged involuntary contraction of the orbicular muscles and the secretion of tears (as in retching, violent coughing, or laughing). [See Expression, p. 160.].

Author:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7207

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From Charles Renard   20 May 1870

Summary

Announces CD’s election as Honorary Member of the Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou.

Author:  Charles (Carl Ivanovich) Renard; Secretary, Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7195

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  • … Renard, Charles Secretary, Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou Darwin, C. R. …

To Armand de Quatrefages   28 May [1870]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s volume [Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs Français (1870)]. Mentions error concerning his views on Parus and nuthatch.

Discusses Canis magellanicus.

Discusses reception of his views in France and Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  28 May [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.379)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7204

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  • Darwin, C. R. Quatrefages de Bréau, Armand de Quatrefages …
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