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To ?   17 November [1870]

Summary

CD has already agreed that Julius Victor Carus will translate his next book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr. Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6993F

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To George Cupples   27 November [1870]

Summary

Bran [deerhound puppy] is thriving; enjoys English life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  27 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7383

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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 George Cupples   3 November [1870]

Summary

Will collect the "precious animal" [deerhound puppy] from King’s Cross.

Thanks GC for information on the perch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  3 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7355

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  • Darwin, C. R. Cupples, George …
  • r Cupples A servant shall be at King’s Cross on Tuesday 8 th .  at 9 a.m. ready to receive the precious animal. He shall then take him to some inn & give him water & let him loose for a short time in a stable, & then bring him here at once. So please direct C.  Darwin “ …

To W. G. Smith   6 November 1870

Summary

Thanks for the information sent by WGS in his letter of 4 November 1870.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Worthington George Smith
Date:  6 Nov 1870
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 54224: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359F

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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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To P. L. Sclater   4 November [1870]

Summary

Asks PLS whether he will look over list of names of birds [for Descent] to make sure they are spelled correctly. "I have a most unfortunate weakness … to copy proper names incorrectly".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7356

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To John Murray   15 November [1870]

Summary

Would like to hear results of JM’s November booksale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7371

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To John Murray   17 November [1870]

Summary

Pleased at [advance] sale [of Descent]. Suggests 3000 copies be printed. Corrections are frightful and, CD fears, will not be done until end of year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7374

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To William Ogle   17 November [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on platysma, which he did not know could be brought into voluntary action. Is coming to believe it has nothing to do with expression.

On the relation between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants, CD suggests WO send his paper to J. Wyman and propose he investigate whether white as well as black pigs will eat paint-root.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 4 (EH 88205902)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7373

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ogle, William …
  • r paper to Prof. Wyman of Boston, U.  States, with a letter asking him if he c d get it observed in Florida, by some careful man whether if the paint-root is given to black & white pigs, both will eat it. With many thanks for yr very interesting letter yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

To P. L. Sclater   9 November 1870

Summary

Thanks PLS for his generous offer to go over the part on birds [in Descent]. Does not think PLS realises that there are more than 200 pages – most of which will have nothing new for him.

W. H. Hudson’s proofs have arrived ["Letters on the ornithology of Buenos Ayres", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1870): 87–9, 158–60, 332–4, 545–50, 671–3, 748–50, 798–82; (1871): 4–7, 258–62, 326–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7362

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  • Darwin, C. R. Sclater, P. L. …
  • Darwin P.S.  I have rec d M r Hudson’s proof sheets but have not yet had time to read them— The only possible interest my 4 chapters on Birds c

To W. D. Fox   15 November [1870]

Summary

Discusses his present book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7370

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To P. L. Sclater   21 November [1870]

Summary

Sends two sheets [of Descent] for correction of names of birds. PLS will save him many disgraceful misspellings. Descent now being prepared in five foreign editions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  21 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7379

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To P. L. Sclater   11 November [1870]

Summary

Accepts PLS’s offer to read proofs of [Descent].

W. H. Hudson’s paper is interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  11 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Kotte Autographs (dealers) (April 2019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7366

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To A. R. Wallace   22 November [1870]

Summary

Praise for ARW’s reply [Nature 3 (1870): 49–50] to a paper by A. W. Bennett ["Natural selection from a mathematical point of view", Nature 3 (1870): 30–3] holding that mind is a leading cause of variation.

Is reading proof of his "confounded book" [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 207–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7380

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To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   30 November [1870]

Summary

Is pleased to hear that the translator for the Dutch edition [of Descent] is a person so well qualified [see 7384]. He encloses a facsimile of the title page. Reports arrangements with John Murray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Date:  30 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7386A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, Hermanus …
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