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From J. D. Hooker   1 July 1870

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Hibiscus and Nolana seeds not harvested at Kew. Sends list of the best plants of Lilium he can give.

Asks CD for name of work on orchids mentioned in his supplementary paper ["Fertilization of orchids", Collected papers 2: 138–56].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 51–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7258

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From Arthur Gardiner Butler   19 July 1870

Summary

Supplies names of moths and references.

Describes his breeding experiments with butterflies to test effects of reduced light.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7284

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From George Green Gascoyen   7 July 1870

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Sends CD information on two points which St George Mivart has asked him to provide, respecting the platysma myoides muscle. It is always in a state of violent contraction when a person is struggling for breath. In persons to whom chloroform is about to be administered, there is contraction but not so marked. No doubt contraction was strong before use of chloroform in operations.

Author:  George Green Gascoyen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7270

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To J. D. Hooker   12 July [1870]

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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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From Ernst Haeckel   6 July 1870

Summary

Discusses applicability of evolutionary theory to the question of human origins.

Describes revisions in 2d edition of Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte.

His research on calcareous sponges.

Mentions evolutionary content in Gegenbaur’s Vergleichende Anatomie [2d ed. (1870)].

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 166: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7268

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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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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • 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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  • Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) John Murray …

To J. D. Hooker   8 July [1870]

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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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From Camille Dareste   2 July 1870

Summary

Has found a remarkable anatomical character in the niata skull of which he wrote [see 5540]. Asks whether the skull CD brought from South America [at the Royal College of Surgeons] shows the same character. If so, it would provide incontestable evidence of the origin of this race of cattle.

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7262

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To Armand de Quatrefages   21 July [1870]

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

From B. J. Sulivan   1 July 1870

Summary

Sends copies of a mission magazine [missing] and discusses the missionaries’ work in S. America, especially that of Thomas Bridges and W. H. Stirling.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 294
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7260

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From J. D. Hooker   10 July 1870

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Sends seeds from R. L. Playfair in Algiers.

F. Delpino writes asking where M. A. Curtis has published physiological observations on Dionaea ["Enumeration of plants growing spontaneously around Wilmington, North Carolina", Boston J. Nat. Hist. 1 (1834–7): 82–140; see Insectivorous plants, p. 301 n.].

Talk with Duke of Argyll on CD’s and Wallace’s views on man.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 53–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspondence 17a: 117)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7272

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From William Bernhard Tegetmeier   14 July 1870

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Sends a letter by Mr Teebay on variation in wild ducks.

Offers to lend Dr Cooper’s book on game fowls.

Is preparing a new edition [1873] of his Poultry book.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 178: 82, DAR 193: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7274

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From J. D. Hooker   [6 or 7 July 1870]

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Has CD read E. Claparède ["Remarques à propos de l’ouvrage de M. Alfred Russel Wallace sur la théorie de la sélection naturelle", Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. n.s. 38 (1870): 160–89]? Is it worth translating?

CD and J.-F. de Brandt are "en lutte for Ac. of Sc. [France]. What a farce it is".

His work on Nepenthes supports Miquel’s and Wallace’s view of the zoology of Borneo and Sumatra.

Brian Hodgson on dogs.

H. C. Bastian’s book [The modes of origin of lowest organisms (1871)] unsatisfactory.

Lyell does not share CD’s view of Bentham’s address.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 or 7 July 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 55–56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7267

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From Armand de Quatrefages   18 July 1870

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CD lost first round of nominations at the Académie Française to Jean-Frédéric de Brandt. QdeB and Milne-Edwards continue the battle, but CD is fiercely attacked.

Asks for complete citation of CD’s geological work on South America because it has to be shown he did more than collect objects.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7283

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

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