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To Charles Boner   20 January [1870]

Summary

Thanks CB for Transylvania [1865].

CD’s health has declined steadily. He must now be content to read about nature as described by CB and others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Boner
Date:  20 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 203–204)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7083

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From Robert Swinhoe   10 February 1870

Summary

Asks who the gentleman is who is studying cattle skulls; RS has some that he would like examined.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7102

Matches: 1 hit

From Fritz Müller   16 February 1870

Summary

Sends specimens of Passiflora and seeds for T. H. Farrer [letter enclosed with 7188].

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1870
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7108

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To John Lubbock   26 February [1870]

Summary

Congratulations [on election to Parliament]; hopes science will not suffer because of politics.

Previously wrote inquiring about savages and suicide, but JL need not hurry to answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7:5 (EH 88205930)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7117

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From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [March 1870]

Summary

On the expression of disagreeable surprise.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7122

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  • … Wedgwood, Hensleigh Darwin, C. R. …

From Albert Günther   [c. 9 April 1870]

Summary

CD should soon receive woodcuts.

R. A. v. Kölliker would much like to visit CD.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 9 Apr 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 242b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7144

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From Albert Günther   12 April 1870

Summary

Arranges to come to Down with R. A. v. Kölliker.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7164

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From Francis Galton   26 April 1870

Summary

Rabbits still running true; hopes to increase alien blood to 30%.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7175

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From Louis Rérolle   22 June 1870

Summary

Copies of the French translation of Orchids were sent to C. V. Naudin, Quatrefages de Bréau, and Charles Martins at CD’s request and to Duchartre, Brongniart, Baillon, Lecoq, Godron, and Alphonse de Candolle on Rérolle’s initiative.

Author:  Louis Rérolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7240

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To Friedrich Hildebrand   4 July 1870

Summary

Requests seeds of Nolana prostrata & Hibiscus Africanus, which have been matured in Germany or in the more Southern parts of Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  4 July 1870
Classmark:  Eilo Hildebrand (private collection of facsimiles). (Original, previously owned by Klaus Groove, sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7264F

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To Albert Günther   15 July [1870]

Summary

Asks AG to identify the species of Triton Mr Ford has drawn.

AG’s help has turned CD’s chapter on fishes and reptiles from "much the worst" into "one of the best" [in Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  15 July [1870]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7276

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To Federico Delpino   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks FD for seeds of Canna.

Still thinks it would be worth FD’s while looking at the fertilisation of Lotus; does not think Frank Darwin has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213

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From John Lubbock   23 July [1870]

Summary

Brought forward the "cousin question" in the House; read most of CD’s letter to the House.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7287

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From John Lubbock   26 July [1870]

Summary

Some good men spoke for CD’s amendment, but in vain.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7288

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To David Forbes   31 July [1870]

Summary

Thanks DF for proofs of his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  31 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.381)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7292

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From S. A. Merrell   28 October 1870

Summary

Offers to send his short article on the "Unity of generation" which supports the developmental hypothesis.

Author:  S. A. Merrell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7352

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

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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

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To A. S. 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:  Heritage Book Shop (dealers) (January 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7385

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To Charles Lyell   25 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks CL for his book [The student’s elements of geology (1871)].

Is correcting proofs [of Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7401

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