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From W. E. Darwin   [c. 17 February 1870]

Summary

Ask whether CD would like to subscribe again to National Education League. Describes the League’s goals.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 17 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7039F

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From G. H. Darwin   [3 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Conveys some information on a quiet horse which CD may be able to purchase from a riding school.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7091

Matches: 1 hit

From Edward Caldwell Rye   14 February 1870

Summary

Draws CD’s attention to a paper by Maurice Girard containing observations on the fertilisation of Orchidaceae by two species of Longicornia [Ann. Soc. Entomol. France 9 (1869): xxxi–xxxii].

Author:  Edward Caldwell Rye
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7106

Matches: 1 hit

From George Howard Darwin   [1 February 1870 or earlier]

Summary

Discusses buying a horse [for CD].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7090

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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

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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

Matches: 1 hit

From G. H. Darwin   [4 February 1870]

Summary

Believes he has found a quiet cob suitable for CD. Encloses a letter for CD to sign and send to the owner if he approves the idea.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7096

Matches: 1 hit

From Robert Swinhoe   2 February 1870

Summary

Sends a copy of Notes and Queries for Francis Galton, as it contains a reply to Galton’s circular on hereditary genius.

RS much refreshed by his trip to Down.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7095

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From John Lubbock   27 February [1870]

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Summary

Suicide is rare among savages [see Descent 1: 94].

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7118

Matches: 1 hit

From Alfred Newton   11 February 1870

Summary

Is glad to hear that CD is pleased with AN’s notice of his work on pigeons.

He will not soon forget the pleasure of his visit to Down.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 172: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7103

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From Asa Gray   27 February and 1 March 1870

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Forwards part of a note [by Mrs L. Agassiz] asking AG to tell CD that Agassiz has never been able to secure one of the fishes sitting on eggs.

In P.S., AG adds, "Agassiz evidently regrets having abused you in former times."

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb & 1 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 82: B80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7119

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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

Matches: 1 hit

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

Matches: 1 hit

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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From Federico Delpino   28 February 1870

Summary

Transformism explains rudimentary organs, and teratology, which are otherwise inexplicable.

Looking forward to publication of Descent

and CD’s expected book on "Variation in nature" [see Variation 1: 4].

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7120

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From Jane Loring Gray   14 February 1870

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About a dog she supposes was suckled by a cat, since it washes its face with its paws.

Author:  Jane Loring Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 80: 162–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7104

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From William Darwin Fox   15 February [1870]

Summary

Hopes CD is coping with the very hard winter.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7107

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From Berry Benson   9 February 1870

Summary

Compliments Origin.

Sends extract about a waterplant to illustrate CD’s points about the means of dispersal in geographical distribution.

Author:  Berry Benson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7099

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