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To George Cupples   20 September [1870]

Summary

Many thanks for present of a dog: he will arrange its collection from the train whenit arrives in London.

He is correcting proofs of Descent, and will send GC a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  20 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (19 December 2002, lot 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7322F

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To Hermann Settegast   29 September 1870

Summary

Thanks HS for a copy of his book [? Die Thierzucht (1868)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermann Gustav (Hermann) Settegast
Date:  29 Sept 1870
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Autogr. I/101, Bl. 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7330

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To John Murray   29 September [1870]

Summary

CD did not promise Appleton stereotypes of text [of Descent]; only of cuts.

Wishes to know which passage JM thought "coarse". Remembers only a quotation from John Hunter on courtship of female being required "to give her desires" [Descent 1: 273]. He fancied a quotation rendered the sentence less coarse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  29 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 212–13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7331

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To John Tyndall   8 September 1870

Summary

CD finds JT’s discourse "grand and most interesting" [On the scientific use of the imagination (1870)]. Flattered by what JT says about him.

He is "a rash man to say a good word for Pangenesis for it has hardly a friend among naturalists".

CD is much struck with what JT says about "pondering" and delighted by his "as if" argument.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  8 Sept 1870
Classmark:  The Michael Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, reference RI MS JT/2/10/458, spine title: Journal V111A 1858–71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7319

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To John Murray   4 September [1870]

Summary

Variation is a much better looking volume than Origin due to quality of paper and binding. Hopes JM will attend to this point in Descent. Printers have sent "splendid lot" of proofs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7316

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To John Murray   26 September 1870

Summary

Wants sheets [of Descent] for foreign editions. Asks JM to determine price to be charged for the stereotypes of 62 cuts. Dallas would be excellent for the index but must be "civilly warned" not to delay. Encloses memo on the index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  26 Sept 1870
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 214–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7327

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To J. D. Hooker   27 September [1870]

Summary

Comments on JDH’s report of Liverpool meeting.

Huxley’s address.

Sir Roderick [Murchison]’s "apotheosis".

Tyndall’s lecture is "grand" except for egotistical beginning. Some Frenchmen have pitched into CD for using the "as if" reasoning, which Tyndall shows is justified.

Has just read George Rolleston’s address in Nature.

Anton Dohrn says German public have high opinion of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 181–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7328

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