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From Samuel Butler to Francis Darwin   [before 30 May 1872]

Summary

Sends drawings of dogs in different attitudes, drawn by his friend A. May. FD should not trouble CD unless he thinks the drawings will please him. [See Expression, pp. 54–5.]

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 30 May 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 106: A6–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8305

From Francis Darwin   [after August 1872?]

Summary

Sends quotation from Armand Trousseau, Lectures on clinical medicine [1868–72] 5: 213, on interruption of menstruation in young girls upon changing schools, as an example of the effect of changed conditions of life.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Aug 1872?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13795

From Francis Darwin   [before 22 August 1872]

Summary

Sutton says monkeys often vomit, but cannot say whether they do it voluntarily.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 195.3: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5556

To Francis Darwin   6 January 1872

Summary

Asks FD questions about his sketch [missing] of ridges and furrows. [FD’s answers are interlined.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Manuscripts MSS DAR 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8147

To Francis Darwin   13 May [1872]

Summary

Will FD try to persuade A. D. Bartlett to show a live snake to a porcupine and observe whether the porcupine rattles the quills on its tail? [See 8333.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  13 May [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 153: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8325

From Francis Darwin   [before 30 June 1872]

Summary

Quickening of heart-beat in fear. A. H. Garrod does not think that this means that the heart is working harder.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8364

From Francis Darwin   [before 30 June 1872]

Summary

A. H. Garrod on relationship of heart-beat to amount of work done by heart.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 June 1872]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8365

From A. H. Garrod to Francis Darwin   30 June [1872]

Summary

Sends an account of an attempt to take a sphygmograph tracing of a woman during fright

and some references that might apply to CD’s work on pulse rates during rage and fright.

Author:  Alfred Henry Garrod
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 June [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8399