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To Francis Galton   21 April [1872]

Summary

Encourages FG to carry out investigation [of spiritualism]. However, his own health is too uncertain to accept Daniel Dunglas Home’s offer. Discusses possibility of reproducing Crookes’s apparatus for sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  21 Apr [1872]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8296

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To Francis Galton   22 February [1855]

Summary

Thanks for FG’s note and trouble in searching out pigeons.

Is obliged to FG for obtaining C. J. Andersson’s offer of information about breeds of cattle in South Africa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  22 Feb [1855]
Classmark:  National Library of South Africa, Cape Town
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1554F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Galton, Francis …
  • … to you & M r Andersson for any information, however slight. Your’s very truly | C.  Darwin

To Francis Galton    4 February [1856]

Summary

Can FG use his influence with Rev. [Erhardt] to get information about domesticated poultry in Africa for CD?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Feb [1856]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3059

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To Francis Galton   8 November [1872]

Summary

Rabbits’ coats true in character. If the next ones are true, it is superfluous to keep trying.

Does not know why crying children rub eyes with knuckles.

Mentions FG’s article on prayer ["Statistical inquiries into the efficacy of prayer", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 12 (1872): 125–35].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8608

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To Francis Galton   4 November [1875]

Summary

In London yesterday for Vivisection Commission.

Is revising his chapter on Pangenesis [in Variation, 2d ed.] to allow that gemmules probably multiply in the reproductive organs.

Notes examples of inheritance of acquired characteristics cited by Brown-Séquard.

Doubts that double parentage is necessary for complex organisations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10241

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To Francis Galton   28 May [1854]

Summary

Discusses how Fuegians and other primitive peoples light fires.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  28 May [1854]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1881

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To Francis Galton   18 December [1875]

Summary

Mentions revisions [in Variation, 2d ed.].

Argues with FG’s theory of heredity, defending Pangenesis: "I cannot doubt that every unit of the hybrid is hybridised and sends forth hybridised gemmules."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  18 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10305

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To Francis Galton   24 July [1853]

Summary

FG’s volume on his African expedition [Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa (1853)] stimulates CD to express his admiration and to hope their acquaintance can be renewed.

Describes his health and life at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  24 July [1853]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1525

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To Francis Galton   7 November [1875]

Summary

Comments on FG’s paper ["A theory of heredity"]. Finds essay difficult to understand. Objects that FG’s theory conflicts with phenomenon of use and disuse. Conflicts also with rarity of bud-variations in nature.

Says he has ordered FG’s article ["The history of twins", Fraser’s Mag. 92 (1875): 566–76; revised in J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 391–406].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  7 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10245

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To Francis Galton   13 January [1876]

Summary

Thanks FG for his report [on the statistical validity of CD’s experiments; see Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 16–18]. Discusses FG’s comments, his own experiments, and the means by which the results may be analysed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  13 Jan [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10357

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  • … remain | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin Have you seen a R in last Frasers on the Unseen …

To Francis Galton   28 May 1873

Summary

Comments about questionnaire CD completed for FG [for Galton’s English men of science (1874)].

Describes his early interest in collecting and his education.

Asks about determining the mean heights of two groups of men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  28 May 1873
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/15); Pearson 1914–30, 2: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8924

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To Francis Galton   4 January [1873]

Summary

Comments on FG’s article ["Hereditary improvement", Fraser’s Mag. 87 (1873): 116–30]. Finds it "the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race".

Thanks for rabbits for Balfour.

Mentions reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas [of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8724

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