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To Friedrich Hildebrand   4 July 1870

Summary

Requests seeds of Nolana prostrata & Hibiscus Africanus, which have been matured in Germany or in the more Southern parts of Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  4 July 1870
Classmark:  Eilo Hildebrand (private collection of facsimiles). (Original, previously owned by Klaus Groove, sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7264F

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To Albert Günther   15 July [1870]

Summary

Asks AG to identify the species of Triton Mr Ford has drawn.

AG’s help has turned CD’s chapter on fishes and reptiles from "much the worst" into "one of the best" [in Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  15 July [1870]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7276

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To David Forbes   31 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks DF for proofs of his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  31 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.381)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7292

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To John Lubbock   17 July 1870

Summary

CD would like questions on consanguineous marriages inserted in the Census to ascertain effects, if any, on fertility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7281

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To William Farr   17 July [1870]

Summary

Writes concerning the questions on consanguineous marriages which CD wishes to have inserted into the Census. Discusses the form the questions might take and the value of the information that would be gained from them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Farr
Date:  17 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7282

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To John Lubbock   21 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks JL for his book [Origin of civilization (1870)], which he has read with "extreme interest". Wishes JL had published four or five months earlier as CD would have "so profited & saved so much work". CD will have to modify some of what he has written [in Descent]. Sees they differ a good deal about moral sense "but hardly two men ever do agree on this perplexing subject".

JL’s note of the 16th [see 7277] about the Census arrived too late for CD to answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  21 July [1870]
Classmark:  Dr N. Hammond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7286

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To B. J. Sulivan   2 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks BJS for a journal and an interesting letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  2 July [1870]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7263

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To A. R. Wallace   5 [July 1870]

Summary

CD sends a "curious drawing" [missing] relating to imitation and protection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 [July 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 204–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7218

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To W. H. Flower   5 July 1870

Summary

Encloses a query from Camille Dareste [see 7262] about the niata ox skull CD gave to the museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  5 July 1870
Classmark:  Bonhams, 13 March 2002
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7266

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 July [1870]

Summary

WBT may use any of CD’s material for the new edition of his poultry book. Hopes WBT will keep firmly to his idea of working out pigeon variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 July [1870]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7275

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To Richard Kippist   28 July [1870]

Summary

Sends five papers from J. P. M. Weale for consideration by the Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  28 July [1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7289

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To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1870]

Summary

Has not heard of Curtis on Dionaea.

Duke of Argyll is clever, but it is a sin to speak of a real old Duke as a "little beggar".

"My theology is a simple muddle: I cannot look at the Universe as the result of blind chance, yet I can see no evidence of beneficent Design."

On spontaneous generation and Bastian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 179–180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7273

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To J. P. M. Weale   30 July 1870

Summary

Has forwarded JPMW’s papers to the Linnean Society [four articles by J. P. M. Weale, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 13 (1870–2): 42–58].

Comments on JPMW’s findings concerning flowers and their fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  30 July 1870
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.380)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7290

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To J. D. Hooker   2 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks JDH for offer of lilies.

The paper on orchids is by Hermann Müller [Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Preuss. Rheinlande & Westphalens 25 (1868): 1–62], on Platanthera and Epipactis.

Cites another work by P. Rohrbach [Über den Blüthenbau (1866)].

MS [of Descent] ready for printer.

Has read Bentham’s last Linnean Society [Presidential] Address [Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1870): lxxiv–xciv] with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7261

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  • r P.  Rohrbach on Epipogium, Göttingen 1866. I have both these papers & c d find them with some little trouble; & when in 3 months time I class all my pamphlets I shall certainly come across them; I will however with the greatest pleasure hunt for them now if wanted. Our London visit was very prosperous in all ways, except in missing Kew. I am now getting my M.S.  ready to send to the printers yours affectionately. | Ch. Darwin

To John Murray   [after 1 July 1870]

Summary

Wants to keep "The origin of man" as first part of title of book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray; John Murray
Date:  [after 1 July 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7050

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To J. D. Hooker   8 July [1870]

Summary

Thinks well of Claparède’s criticism; worth publishing as an answer to Wallace. Bates thinks Wallace’s heterodox views have done mischief to the cause of evolution. Wallace thinks Claparède’s article very weak, CD concludes, because Claparède has arrived at an unpleasant judgment very much like Lyell’s about Bentham’s address.

CD would wager Lyell lately has said something about European Proteaceae.

Does not remember anyone before Wallace on Sumatra and Java.

CD does not think he has a chance against Brandt in French Academy election.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7271

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To Armand de Quatrefages   21 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks Quatrefages for his work on species. Explains that he received the Wollaston Medal for his three geological works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  21 July [1870]
Classmark:  Former collection of Pr. Georges Teissier (private collection, Paris)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7285F

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To Armand de Quatrefages   20 July [1870]

Summary

Sends list of his publications.

Is grateful for interest QdeB has taken in his election [to Académie Française].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  20 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.377); Artcurial, Paris (dealers) (24 November 2008, lot 120, and 19 November 2018 (Les Collections Aristophil: Sciences), lot 736); Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (17 December 2017, lot 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7285

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