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From Francis Galton   31 March 1870

Summary

Better news about the rabbits.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7156

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From Francis Galton   28 June 1870

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[William Rathbone] Greg is author [of "Failure of ""natural selection"" in the case of man", Fraser’s Magazine 78 (1868): 353–62].

Comments on findings in J. M. Duncan [Fecundity, fertility, sterility and allied topics (1866)].

Saw A. D. Bartlett about monkeys.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: B160–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7249

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From John Tyndall   7 September 1870

Summary

Sends CD proofs of a lecture he will give at Liverpool. Asks CD to check the part referring to him.

Élie de Beaumont’s remark, in which he requires CD to recant before being admitted to the [French] Academy, is intolerable. "This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France."

Author:  John Tyndall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 106: C3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7318

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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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From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1870

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 159: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7093

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To A. R. Wallace   7 March [1870?]

Summary

Would like to call at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  7 Mar [1870?]
Classmark:  David Schulson (Cat. 46, June 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7127A

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From St George Jackson Mivart   8 March [1870]

Summary

Will not be returning to London for a week; writes to save CD’s calling.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7129

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To James Crichton-Browne   2 April [1870]

Summary

Copy of Duchenne [see 7089] has not arrived; CD is concerned that it may be lost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  2 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7160

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  • Darwin, C. R. Crichton-Browne, James …

To Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden   2 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for copies of FVH’s "Preliminary field report [of the U. S. Geological Survey] of Colorado and New Mexico" [Am. J. Sci. 49 (1870): 258–63] and Geological report [of the exploration] of the Yellowstone [and Missouri] River[s under the direction of Captain W. F. Reynolds (1869)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
Date:  2 May [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Archives (Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2016-009764)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7178

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To J. D. Hooker   2 [June 1870]

Summary

Returns H. C. Watson’s letter.

CD must study JDH’s manner of arrangement of varieties and subspecies, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 [June 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7214

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From T. H. Farrer   5 June 1870

Summary

Has sent F. Müller "a long screed" about the Passiflora.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7219

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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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From V. O. Kovalevsky   7 August [1870]

Summary

Plans to visit Down in a week.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7297

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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:  The British Library (Add MS 54224: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359F

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To L.-G. De Koninck   [after 19 December 1870]

Summary

Thanks LGK for the part he played in getting CD elected as an Associate [of Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Laurent-Guillaume De Koninck
Date:  [after 19 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7392

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To P. L. Sclater   26 December [1870]

Summary

Sending two sheets [of Descent]. About one-and-a-half more will complete PLS’s task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  26 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7402

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To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

Summary

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, H. E. Litchfield, H. E. …

From Federico Delpino   [1870]

Summary

Sends CD "L’applicazione della teoria Darwiniana ai fiori ed agli insetti visitatori dei fiori" [Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2 (1870)]. Continues to support vitalism and teleology.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7055

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To Anton Dohrn   4 January 1870

Summary

The Zoological Garden has only one old adult male of Limulus. When there were females, eggs were never observed.

Encloses a separate letter [7071] about AD’s scheme [for a zoological station].

Suggests AD be cautious [in his work]. "Caution is almost the soul of science."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  4 Jan 1870
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 697); Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. fr. 2188, ff. 296-7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7070

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From Adolf Reuter   11 January 1870

Summary

Sends monstrous oranges,

red grape leaves,

and a bean with blue fruits (a hybrid of Phaseolus vulgaris and a Dolichos species).

Author:  Adolf Reuter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7075

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