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To William Ogle   17 November [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on platysma, which he did not know could be brought into voluntary action. Is coming to believe it has nothing to do with expression.

On the relation between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants, CD suggests WO send his paper to J. Wyman and propose he investigate whether white as well as black pigs will eat paint-root.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 4 (EH 88205902)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7373

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ogle, William …
  • r paper to Prof. Wyman of Boston, U.  States, with a letter asking him if he c d get it observed in Florida, by some careful man whether if the paint-root is given to black & white pigs, both will eat it. With many thanks for yr very interesting letter yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

To P. L. Sclater   9 November 1870

Summary

Thanks PLS for his generous offer to go over the part on birds [in Descent]. Does not think PLS realises that there are more than 200 pages – most of which will have nothing new for him.

W. H. Hudson’s proofs have arrived ["Letters on the ornithology of Buenos Ayres", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1870): 87–9, 158–60, 332–4, 545–50, 671–3, 748–50, 798–82; (1871): 4–7, 258–62, 326–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7362

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  • Darwin, C. R. Sclater, P. L. …
  • Darwin P.S.  I have rec d M r Hudson’s proof sheets but have not yet had time to read them— The only possible interest my 4 chapters on Birds c

From Jacob Heinrich Schmick   12 November 1870

Summary

Sends CD two books outlining a new geological theory. Believes his theory explains the discontinuities in the fossil record.

Author:  Jacob Heinrich Schmick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7368

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To W. D. Fox   15 November [1870]

Summary

Discusses his present book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7370

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To P. L. Sclater   21 November [1870]

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Sends two sheets [of Descent] for correction of names of birds. PLS will save him many disgraceful misspellings. Descent now being prepared in five foreign editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  21 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7379

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To P. L. Sclater   11 November [1870]

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Accepts PLS’s offer to read proofs of [Descent].

W. H. Hudson’s paper is interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  11 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Kotte Autographs (dealers) (April 2019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7366

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To A. R. Wallace   22 November [1870]

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Praise for ARW’s reply [Nature 3 (1870): 49–50] to a paper by A. W. Bennett ["Natural selection from a mathematical point of view", Nature 3 (1870): 30–3] holding that mind is a leading cause of variation.

Is reading proof of his "confounded book" [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 207–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7380

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From E. F. Lubbock   [18 November 1870]

Summary

John Lubbock has nearly finished his Thysanura book [Monograph of the Collembola and Thysanura (1873)].

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7789

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  • … Hordern, E. F. Lubbock, E. F. Darwin, C. R. …

From W. D. Fox   18 [November 1870]

Summary

Has heard "sad tales" about CD’s forthcoming book [Descent]; does not think even CD can persuade him his ancestors were apes.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 [Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7376

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   22 November 1870

Summary

Sofya Kovalevsky not admitted to University in Berlin.

Translating the four sheets CD sent. When will book [Descent] be printed?

Alexander [Kovalevsky] has gone to the Red Sea to study corals.

Will work on live Scalpellum at Naples in spring.

Bemoans England’s Prussian sympathies. Paris will fall without bombardment.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7381

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From Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke   30 November 1870

Summary

Encloses a few answers to CD’s queries on expression. Continues to observe the expressions and habits of the Malays, Dyaks, and Saribus tribes [See Expression, pp. 21, 209].

Author:  Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 322, 322/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7386

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From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   27 November 1870

Summary

Concerning the Dutch edition of Descent.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 184: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7384

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  • … Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, Hermanus Darwin, C. R. …

To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   30 November [1870]

Summary

Is pleased to hear that the translator for the Dutch edition [of Descent] is a person so well qualified [see 7384]. He encloses a facsimile of the title page. Reports arrangements with John Murray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Date:  30 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7386A

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From Asa Gray   21 November 1870

Summary

Reports case of apparent incipient dimorphism. Observations on variations in flower structure, especially style length, within species of Polemoniaceae.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 110: B70–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7378

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From W. W. Reade   6 November 1870

Summary

W. C. Wells’s theory relating black skin-colour and immunity to malaria may be true. Has seen Negroes come down with fever, but these were generally light in colour.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359

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From John Dean Caton   17 November 1870

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Observations on winter colour of coats of male and female elk,

spots on deer,

and tuft of hair on breasts of wild female turkeys.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 83: 172–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7375

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From W. W. Reade   9 November 1870

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Ideas of female beauty of W. African Negroes are on the whole the same as those of Europeans.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 85: 109–112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7363

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