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From A. R. Wallace   24 November 1870

Summary

On a good criticism of ARW’s views [North Am. Rev. (1870)].

Problems of establishing a permanent residence.

His Presidential Address for Entomological Society will answer A. Murray on geographical distribution of Coleoptera.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 106: B94–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7382

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   17 November [1870]

Summary

CD has already agreed that Julius Victor Carus will translate his next book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr. Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6993F

Matches: 1 hit

From Henry Holland   4 November [1870]

Summary

A month in the West Indies, where he saw the luxuriant struggle of tropical vegetation, has brought HH "still more closely within the circle" of CD’s doctrine.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7357

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To George Cupples   27 November [1870]

Summary

Bran [deerhound puppy] is thriving; enjoys English life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  27 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7383

Matches: 1 hit

From Thompson Forster   8 November 1870

Summary

Details of an apparently hereditary deformity in a man.

Author:  Thompson Forster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7360

Matches: 1 hit

From George Cupples   14 November 1870

Summary

Glad "Bran" [deerhound puppy] arrived safely.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7369

Matches: 1 hit

To George Cupples   3 November [1870]

Summary

Will collect the "precious animal" [deerhound puppy] from King’s Cross.

Thanks GC for information on the perch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  3 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7355

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Cupples, George …
  • r Cupples A servant shall be at King’s Cross on Tuesday 8 th .  at 9 a.m. ready to receive the precious animal. He shall then take him to some inn & give him water & let him loose for a short time in a stable, & then bring him here at once. So please direct C.  Darwin “ …

To Alexander Stuart Strahan   29 November 1870

Summary

A recommendation for George Cupples who has applied for a government pension: "I have corresponded with him on scientific subjects during several years. On some very intricate points he has been so kind as not only to collect, at the cost of much trouble, information from various sources, but has likewise made for me valuable observations".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stuart Strahan
Date:  29 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 280v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7385

Matches: 1 hit

From William Ogle   [before 9 November 1870]

Summary

Sends CD a paper dealing in part with animal pigmentation [Med.-Chir. Trans. 2d ser. 411 [check vol no!?] (1870): 263–90]. Discusses relationship between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7361

Matches: 1 hit

From William Ogle   [10–17 November 1870]

Summary

Relates instances of rabbits suffering from a condition which affects only the patches of white on their fur.

Will make observations on the platysma for CD.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10-17 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7365

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To W. G. Smith   6 November 1870

Summary

Thanks for the information sent by WGS in his letter of 4 November 1870.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Worthington George Smith
Date:  6 Nov 1870
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 54224: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359F

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From John Murray   16 November [1870]

Summary

JM reports 1900 [advance] copies of Descent were taken at his annual sale,

and 340 copies of Origin [5th ed.] were sold.

Sheets for Dutch publisher will be sent to CD immediately. JM cautions against possibility that Dutch edition will anticipate the English.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 381
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7372

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Murray, John (b) Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . 16 My Dear Sir I think you will not be disappointed when I tell you that 1900 copies were taken of your new Book at my sale on Friday also 340 of Origin of Species. Clowes will send you immediatel the fair sheets to within 2 of the end. It is prudent to keep back a few sheets in both volumes least any check occurring here—the foreigner sh d supplant you at home or anticipate you. Rotterdam attached to Kramers name will be sufficient address I am Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | John Murray Chas Darwin Esq | &c & …

From W. W. Reade   11 November 1870

Summary

Pleased CD is quoting him in Descent.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7367

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From Anne Jane Cupples   [28 November 1870]

Summary

Requests CD write in support of Government pension for her husband, George Cupples.

Author:  Anne Jane Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7053

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cupples, A. J. Darwin, C. R. …
  • c” These letters are to be fixed to the memorial. M r Cupples has not been very strong these last six months, and I am anxious to get home immediately else I would have been so glad to have run down to see M rs Darwin

From Benjamin Clarke   1 November [1870]

Summary

Sends CD some Indian corn seeds to demonstrate the extreme effect sometimes producible on progeny by the mutilation of a parent.

Writes of a recent book.

Author:  Benjamin Clarke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 26 (EH 88206077)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5662

Matches: 1 hit

To William Ogle   9 November 1870

Summary

Has read WO’s paper [see 7361] with great interest. If WO’s views are confirmed he will be able to explain many odd little details about the colouring of animals.

Can WO observe if the platysma myoides is brought into strong action in people suffering from severe dyspnoea?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 147: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7364

Matches: 1 hit

To P. L. Sclater   4 November [1870]

Summary

Asks PLS whether he will look over list of names of birds [for Descent] to make sure they are spelled correctly. "I have a most unfortunate weakness … to copy proper names incorrectly".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7356

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From Worthington George Smith   4 November 1870

Summary

Describes his children, who all seem to have inherited both dark hairs from their mother and light hairs from WGS with the latter greatly outnumbering the former.

Author:  Worthington George Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7358

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To John Murray   15 November [1870]

Summary

Would like to hear results of JM’s November booksale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7371

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To John Murray   17 November [1870]

Summary

Pleased at [advance] sale [of Descent]. Suggests 3000 copies be printed. Corrections are frightful and, CD fears, will not be done until end of year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7374

Matches: 1 hit

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