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From Francis Galton   11 December 1869



Asks CD’s advice on procuring rabbits for experiments [to test Pangenesis by transfusing alien blood into does and breeding from them].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 105: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7026

To Francis Galton   23 December [1869]


Praises FG’s book [Hereditary genius (1869)]. CD is converted by its argument. Previously CD believed men did not differ much in intellect, but only in zeal and hard work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  23 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7032

From Francis Galton   24 December 1869



Greatly pleased by approbation from CD, whom he admires and whose Origin did much for him.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 105: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7034