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To H. B. Jones   3 August [1870]

Summary

Despite HBJ’s good aid, CD’s stomach will not permit a visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 3120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Bence Jones, Henry …

From John Murray   6 August [1870]

Summary

JM informs CD that he will have Clowes give him written assurance that the printing [of Descent] will proceed without interruption.

The [Franco-Prussian] War is a sad damper on international science and his publishing plans.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 377
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7295

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 August [1870]

Summary

Wishes to visit Down.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7302

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From V. O. Kovalevsky   20 September 1870

Summary

Thanks for Cirripedia. Sorry CD has had to buy the books.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 169: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7322

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From E. L. Youmans   25 September 1870

Summary

A note to inform CD that ELY has sent his earlier letter [7324] to the Athenaeum, being unsure of CD’s address.

Author:  Edward Livingston Youmans
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 183: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7325

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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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From J. D. Hooker   12 October 1870

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Summary

Bentham has translated Miquel’s Sumatran supplement to his Flora van Nederlandsch Indie. It should be published. What does CD think is best vehicle? Nature is wretched and too ephemeral. What about Popular Science Review?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7343

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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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To P. L. Sclater   5 December 1870

Summary

Is sending by this post three sheets and will send another tomorrow thus almost completing the part on birds. His congratulations and thanks for PLS’s labours with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  5 Dec 1870
Classmark:  Dr W. N. Livingstone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387F

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To Richard Kippist   10 January [1870 or 1871]

Summary

Is sending some books for the Linnean Society Library.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  10 Jan [1870-1]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7434

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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

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  • … 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

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From Asa Gray   14 February 1870

Summary

Louis Agassiz’s ill health means AG will not get an answer to CD’s query from him. Suggests CD ask Agassiz’s son, Alexander.

Has no details about the origin of the cat-like behaviour of his dog.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7105

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From William Swale   16 February [1870?]

Summary

Sends CD some notes on the habits of the "American Blight Bird" in New Zealand.

Author:  William Swale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7109

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From William Thierry Preyer   [before 17 February 1870]

Summary

Notes the differences in haemoglobin between species; this proves, to WP, that natural selection does not act only on morphological development.

Remarks on the differences and similarities in the effects of prussic acid on different groups of animals.

Questions CD on his early education and influences.

Author:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 21 (EH 88206073)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7110

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To Asa Gray   15 March [1870]

Summary

The "man-essay" [Descent] is "very interesting but very difficult".

Cat-like behaviour in dogs.

Thanks for information from Louis Agassiz;

wishes he could feel he deserves what Alexander Agassiz says of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  15 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7132

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From David Forbes   13 June 1870

Summary

Has completed a memoir on the Aymara Indians of Bolivia [J. Ethnol. Soc. n.s. 2 (1870): 193–305] and is going to lecture on them.

Believes he has data relevant to CD’s work on man.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7228

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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 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

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From H. E. Darwin   [after 8 February 1870]

Summary

Responds to note about the MS [Descent] with great interest and promises to obey his instructions. [See 7124.]

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 245: 33b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7112F

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