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To G. H. Darwin   [8 August 1874]

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Approves of GHD’s letter [to Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 587–9] and his present plan, which removes all CD’s objections. Will make his own letter to Murray less imperious. "It will be a dreadful evil to me, if … we come to a quarrel."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [8 Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9596

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [8 August 1874] …
  • … of Descent (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). CD and his wife, Emma, were …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 . In 1874, the Saturday after …
  • … Darwin ; see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] . George had suggested that …
  • Darwin, [6 or 7 August 1874] . For CD’s original letter, with George’s amendments, see the enclosure to the letter from G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   19 October [1874]

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Advice to GHD on whether to accept invitation to lecture at the Royal Institution.

Murray has sent the Quarterly Review issue. CD has told Murray that he is convinced Mivart is the author and what he thinks of him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9687

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   19 October [1874] …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 . Letter from G.  H.   …
  • Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  14). Francis Maitland Balfour ; see letter from G.  H.   …
  • … lecture (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874 ). CD refers to the October 1874  …
  • Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  17. George was helping CD with the proof-sheets of Descent 2d ed. ( letter from G. H. …
  • Darwin, 18 October 1874 . George had been invited by William Spottiswoode to give a Friday evening lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain , and George had suggested the topics of political economy or development in dress (see letter from G.  H.   …
  • 1874. Murray, John. 1908–9. Darwin and his publisher. Science Progress in the Twentieth Century 3: 537–42. ODNB : Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition. ) Edited by H. C. G. …

To G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874]

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Writes about instructions to compositor and return of proofs [of Descent]. Requests return of 2d volume of Descent, to which he may want to refer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [24 Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9696

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [24 October 1874] …
  • … letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and the letter from G.  H.   …
  • … see Radick 2008 , p.  47). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. …
  • Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  2. In November 1874, George published a review of William Dwight Whitney’s ‘Darwinism and language’ ( Whitney 1874 ) titled ‘Professor Whitney on the origin of language’ in the Contemporary Review (G.  H.   …
  • Darwin, 24 October 1874 . In 1874, 24 October was a Saturday. Apus appears in Descent 2d ed. , p.  255. Apus was formerly a genus of Notostraca (tadpole shrimp), but the name has now been replaced by Triops . CD refers to the first edition of Descent ; see the letter to G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   [5 or 6 August 1874]

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Has no objection to sending GHD’s letter as it is. The only accusation it seems necessary to rebut is about licentiousness. Regrets this is not made more prominent.

Gives some suggestions for GHD’s reply to Mivart’s attack.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [5 or 6] Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 28, 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9588

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [5 or 6 August 1874] …
  • … letter and the letters from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874  and 6 [August] 1874 . George …
  • … at Southampton. See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 1 August [1874] and n.  4. See letter from …
  • … H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 ). The draft has not been found. See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, …
  • 1874 , p.  70). In his essay on marriage in the Contemporary Review , George had described oppressive marriage laws of former times in order to justify his contention that his own proposals could eventually be implemented (G.  H.  Darwin  …

From G. H. Darwin   24 October 1874

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GHD explains conduction, radiation, and convection.

His paper on political economy for Royal Institution lecture has reached 60 pages. Plans to send it to Contemporary Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54; 210.2: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9695

Matches: 7 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   24 October 1874
  • … letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] , and letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October  …
  • … See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n.  3. Isaac Newton’s observations …
  • … Venus expedition; see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 October 1874  and n.  19. CD added a …
  • … in dress. (See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] and n.  3. ) Aut Caesar aut …
  • … of Descent ; see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 22 October [1874] . Henry Jackson . St George …
  • Darwin 1873a) in an anonymous review ( [Mivart] 1874 ); see letter to John Murray, 18 October 1874  and n.  1, and letter to G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   [29 May 1874]

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CD has forwarded proofs of Descent [2d edition]. Urges GHD not to work on them if his poor health makes them too tiring.

Thanks GHD about Spalding [i.e., for responding to Spalding’s request, see 9472].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [29 May 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9474

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [29 May 1874] …
  • … this letter, the letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 May [1874] , and the letter from G.  H.   …
  • Darwin, 30 May 1874 . CD was preparing the second edition of Descent . The letter from George has not been found. Douglas Alexander Spalding had visited CD at Down (see letter to G.  H.   …

From G. H. Darwin   [6 or 7 August 1874]

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Urges CD not to break with Murray even if he does not force the editor [of Q. Rev.] to insert GHD’s letter [in response to Mivart’s attack]. Murray may have a rule not to meddle with editor.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 or 7] Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9592

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   [6 or 7 August 1874] …
  • … this letter, the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 , and the letter to G.  H.   …
  • Darwin 1873a, [Mivart] 1874 , and letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 6 [August] 1874 ). Murray …
  • Darwin, [8 August 1874] . F: father, i.e. CD.  George refers to the letter CD was planning to write to John Murray asking him to have the editor of the Quarterly Review print George’s response to a hostile reference to his article on marriage (see G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   10 June 1874

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Comments on GHD’s paper ["Marriages between first cousins in England and their effects", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 18 (1875): 22–41]. Hopes it will be published and read at the Statistical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  10 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9487

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   10 June 1874
  • … have not been found (see letters to G.  H.  Darwin, 27 May [1874] and [29 May 1874] ). …
  • … Darwin 1875b, and letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874  and n.  2). The draft seen by …
  • 1874 . George was an examiner in mathematics and classics for Trinity College, Cambridge; the examinations took place between 8 and 13 June 1874 (Trinity College Archive, Head Lecturer’s Book 1801–1900). George was checking proof-sheets for the second edition of Descent , which was published as a single volume whereas the first edition was in two parts (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, …

To G. H. Darwin   [6 December 1874]

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Returns historical sketch [of GHD’s "cousin paper"?] with comments. "For Heavens sake put a sentence in some conspicuous place that your results seem to indicate that consanguineous marriage, as far as insanity is concerned, cannot be injurious in any very high degree."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [6 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9746

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [6 December 1874] …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 December 1874 . In 1874, the Sunday after 5  …
  • Darwin, 5 December 1874 . CD had presumably read the last part of George’s paper on cousin marriage (G.  H.   …
  • … on, see the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 December 1874 . Erasmus Alvey Darwin . CD refers …
  • 1874] . St George Jackson Mivart had attacked an article by George (‘On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage’; G.  H.  Darwin  …

From G. H. Darwin   5 August 1874

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Regrets he cannot follow the line of denial CD suggests. Explains why he must defend himself against charge that he approves of oppressive laws.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9585

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   5 August 1874
  • … Review (G.  H.  Darwin 1873a, [Mivart] 1874 ; see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 1 August [ …
  • 1874 , p.  70). The enclosure has not been found. Mivart’s review and George’s riposte (G.  Darwin 1874b) both appeared in the Quarterly Review. Andrew Clark . Dr H.   …
  • 1874 , p.  70). George had written, ‘Prostitution was not merely tolerated [in Teutonic communistic bodies], but was secretly promoted as a check to over-population, as in Japan at the present day’ (G.  H.  Darwin  …

To G. H. Darwin   [30 July 1874]

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Hasty note to express his most decided opinion that letter [to Q. Rev.] should not give a sketch of GHD’s essay – only an explicit denial "& do not allude to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [30 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9576

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [30 July 1874] …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 . CD arrived at William Erasmus …
  • … on his work in [Mivart] 1874 , p.  70 (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874  and …

To G. H. Darwin   [21 April 1874]

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GHD’s corrections seem very good. Murray hopes there will be few corrections in Descent. CD assured him no changes have been made merely for improving style.

Wants very much to hear about "the terrible cousin affair".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [21 Apr 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9423

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [21 April 1874] …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 20 April 1874 . In 1874, the first Tuesday …
  • Darwin, 20 April 1874 . George had been compiling statistics on cousin marriage (see letters from G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   1 August [1874]

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GHD’s article will not do. It is too long and the denial seems weak and confused; also, it ought to be in the form of a letter to the editor. Encloses draft of the sort of letter of denial he thinks GHD should write.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  1 Aug [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 27, 29, 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9580

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   1 August [1874] …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 . George had drafted an article …
  • … 1873a; see also letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 29 July 1874 ). The attack was in an anonymous …

To G. H. Darwin   19 April [1874]

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Is sorry to hear the news about the cousin question – a real misfortune.

Congratulates GHD on being nearly finished with work on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  19 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9419

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   19 April [1874] …
  • … this letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874 . George was correcting the …
  • … 21 to 29 April 1874 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April  …

To G. H. Darwin   5 November [1874]

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Mainly family news.

Eager to read GHD’s political economy MS "though Heaven knows whether I shall understand it".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  5 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9712

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   5 November [1874] …
  • … manuscripts (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, [4 November 1874] and n.  2). CD refers to …
  • … Great Britain ( letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 19 October [1874] ). After discussion with CD, …

To G. H. Darwin   25 [October 1874]

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Thanks GHD for clear lecture on heat.

Will keep paper on proportion of sexes, in case GHD wants it again.

Wants him to translate some pages of Swedish or Norwegian sent by A. W. Malm, "a good man".

Glad to see the statistical paper ["Theory of exchange value", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 17 (1875): 243–53].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  25 [Oct 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9697

Matches: 2 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   25 [October 1874] …
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 24 October 1874 . See the letter from G.  H.   …

To G. H. Darwin   27 November [1874]

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CD thinks better of "cousin paper" than GHD does.

With respect to GHD’s "viscous work", remembers endless discussions of movement of viscous matter 20 years back, apropos of movement of glaciers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9735

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   27 November [1874] …
  • … political economy (see letter to G.  H.  Darwin, 5 November [1874] and n.  6). CD probably …
  • Darwin, 26 November 1874 (DAR 258: 1566)). George’s work on viscous spheroids was eventually presented to the Royal Society of London in 1878 (G.  H.   …
  • 1874): iii), rather than to the older Statistical Society of Manchester. George’s paper was published in the Journal of the Statistical Society of London in March 1875 (G.  H.  Darwin  …

To G. H. Darwin   [20? August 1874]

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Likes GHD’s article ["Professor Whitney on the origin of language", Contemp. Rev. (1874): 894]. "You have defended me nobly."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [20? Aug 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9711

Matches: 3 hits

  • … To G.  H.  Darwin   [20? August 1874] …
  • Darwin, 23 August [1874] (DAR 239.23: 1.21). In this letter, Emma wrote that she had read the manuscript of G.  H.   …
  • 1874 the Thursday before 23 August was 20 August. George had written an article for the Contemporary Review (G.  H.  Darwin  …

From G. H. Darwin   6 [August] 1874

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Sends a draft of his letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review [137 (1874): 587–9], answering Mivart’s charges. Encloses draft of CD’s letter to John Murray, urging publication of GHD’s defence, with George’s amendments.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 [Aug] 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C56–8; DAR 210.2: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9590

Matches: 4 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   6 [August] 1874
  • … letter and the letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 . George probably wrote 6.9.74 in …
  • … population. ’ See letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 5 August 1874 . See enclosure: George’s …
  • 1874 issue of the Quarterly Review (137: 587–9), in the form of a letter dated 7 August 1874. In his anonymous attack, St George Jackson Mivart had written, ‘Now, however, marriage is the constant subject of attack, and unrestrained licentiousness theoretically justified.... Elsewhere he [G.  H.  Darwin] …

From G. H. Darwin   20 April 1874

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Sends Descent material. Is staggered by CD’s power of marshalling facts and his conciseness and clearness of thought. The only fault he finds is some slight want of conciseness of diction.

He feels CD’s power more now "that I quail before the thought of arranging the few paltry facts I’ve got about those d––d cousins".

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9421

Matches: 2 hits

  • … From G.  H.  Darwin   20 April 1874
  • … marriage (see letter from G.  H.  Darwin, 18 April 1874  and n.  7). George refers to …
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