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From Hermann Müller   8 March 1870

Summary

HM intends studying bees to find evidence supporting CD’s theories. His work has shown him there are problems in separating species from varieties, and has also revealed many surprising instances of variation in habits.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7130

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From Fritz Müller   29 March 1870

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Summary

His observations on mimicry in butterflies

and self-sterility in plants.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 76: B36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7150

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From George Cupples   29 April 1870

Summary

Will send deerhound puppy.

Is critical of Herbert Spencer.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7177

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To Ernst Haeckel   23 June [1870]

Summary

Comments on new edition of EH’s book [Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte, 2d ed. (1870)].

Mentions his own book [Descent].

Visit by Kölliker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  23 June [1870]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7241

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From Paul Broca   4 August 1870

Summary

Thanks CD for compliments on the first part of his "discours",

but the later part was critical of natural selection. Nevertheless, CD should see him not as a systematic adversary, but in the camp of Quatrefages de Bréau and Milne-Edwards.

Author:  Pierre Paul (Paul) Broca
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7294

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From C. E. C. B. Appleton   18 May [1870]

Summary

Asks CD to review Wallace’s recent book of essays [Natural selection (1870)], particularly the new essay, which questions the applicability of natural selection to man.

Author:  Charles Edward Cutts Birchall Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7193

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Appleton, C. E. C. B. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Journal. Believe me D r Sir | Very truly yours | C.  Appleton | Editor. C.  Darwin Esq. …

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

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  • … 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 & …

To John Murray   9 April [1870]

Summary

Finds Academy contains valuable matter for his work.

Descent progresses slowly – will not be ready for press for several months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  9 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 207–208)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7162

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From Julius Victor Carus   16 April [1870]

Summary

Would like to visit CD at Down.

[Fourth] German edition of Origin will be out in a few weeks.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7165

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From J. V. Carus   18 April 1870

Summary

Regrets he cannot come to Down on day suggested.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7166

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To St G. J. Mivart   23 April [1870]

Summary

Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  23 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.375)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7171

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To C. W. Stoddard   5 May [1870]

Summary

Discusses flora of Sandwich Isles. "There is nothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growing old & my health is weak".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Warren Stoddard
Date:  5 May [1870]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 72755)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7180

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From H. H. Vivian   10 May 1870

Summary

About the insertion of a column on marriage of cousins in the census form.

Author:  Henry Hussey Vivian
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 180: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7182

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From T. H. Farrer   17 May 1870

Summary

On death of his wife. Botany a solace.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7192

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To F. C. Donders   19 May 1870

Summary

Expresses sympathy [on death of FCD’s daughter].

Will be grateful for his paper and letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frans Cornelis (Franciscus Cornelius) Donders
Date:  19 May 1870
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7194

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To A. R. Wallace   5 [July 1870]

Summary

CD sends a "curious drawing" [missing] relating to imitation and protection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 [July 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 204–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7218

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From John Murray   10 June [1870]

Summary

Asks CD whether he is far enough along with his new work [Descent] to allow him to announce it as a forthcoming publication in his next quarterly list.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7226

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To T. H. Farrer   [29 June 1870]

Summary

Encloses seeds from Fritz Müller, of a species of Passiflora, fertilised by a humble-bee.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [29 June 1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7250

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To John Murray   5 [August 1870]

Summary

MS of Descent, except last chapter, is ready to send to printer. Hopes the printer will be able to keep him steadily at work correcting proof. "It drives me mad to change from job to job."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  5 [Aug 1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 209–10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7265

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To W. H. Flower   5 July 1870

Summary

Encloses a query from Camille Dareste [see 7262] about the niata ox skull CD gave to the museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  5 July 1870
Classmark:  Bonhams, 13 March 2002
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7266

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