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From W. P. Garrison   9 November 1879

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Thanks CD for his good opinion of his book, What Mr Darwin saw,

and his expressions [concerning W. L. Garrison] "which will be treasured by his children".

Author:  Wendell Phillips Garrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12302

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  • … letter to R. F. Cooke, 18 November [1879] ). C. R. Darwin 1880 was published in the US by …
  • 1879 . Garrison had sent a copy of his edition of Journal of researches , abridged and rearranged for children ( What Mr. Darwin saw on his voyage round the world ; C. R. …

To W. P. Garrison   16 October 1879

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Sends his thanks for the beautifully illustrated book for children [What Mr Darwin saw]

and for the memorials of William Lloyd Garrison. [See 12248.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Wendell Phillips Garrison
Date:  16 Oct 1879
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12260A

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  • 1879 . Garrison had sent his abridgement of Journal of researches ( What Mr. Darwin saw on his voyage round the world ; C. R. …

To R. F. Cooke   18 November [1879]

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Thinks W. P. Garrison’s book [extracts from Journal of researches for juvenile readers] would serve as an advertisement for the Journal.

Disappointed at sale of Erasmus Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  18 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 364–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12327

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  • 1879 . CD had received a copy of an American edition of Journal of researches ( What Mr. Darwin saw in his voyage round the world ; C. R. …
  • … from W. P. Garrison, 9 November 1879 ). C. R. Darwin 1880 was published in the US by …

Hardy, Francis (1815/16–79)

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  • 1879 Bibliography Post Office directory of Lincolnshire : Post Office directory of Lincolnshire. Kelly’s directory of Lincolnshire. London: Kelly and Co. 1849–1937. 4,5,6,24,30 Darwin, C. R. …

From Frederick King   27 February 1879

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A founding member of the Royal Agricultural Society sends information on the specificity of sheep varieties to soil types.

Author:  Frederick King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11907

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  • 1879. — Cha s . Darwin Esq r . D.C.L. | &c— &c— &c— Sir, In conversation the other day with D r . …

From K. P. von Kaufman   9 May 1879

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Sends a collection of wheat varieties from Turkestan in response to a newspaper notice of CD’s interest.

Author:  Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman (Константин Петрович фон Кауфман)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 169: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12046

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  • … serviteur | C.  de Kaufmann, I. Tachkent | 27 Avril/9 Mai 1879 à M r Charles Darwin etc …
  • … servant | C. de Kaufmann, I. Tashkent | 27 April/9 May 1879 To M r Charles Darwin etc etc …

Heckel, Édouard (1843–1916)

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  • 1879. Translated CD’s Cross and self fertilisation and other works into French. Osborne 2014 , pp. 165–9 Bibliography Osborne, Michael A. 2014. The emergence of tropical medicine in France . Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 Darwin, C. R. …

To Ernst Krause   15 September 1879

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Agrees to EK’s proposals [for publishing Erasmus Darwin]. Will send sheets to Paris, but is not sure there will be a French translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  15 Sept 1879
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12231

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  • Darwin to the publisher Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald (see letter to C. -F. Reinwald, 11 September 1879) . See letter from Ernst Krause, 1 September 1879 and n. 4. William Sweetland Dallas . The Autotype Company produced the frontispiece of Erasmus Darwin (see letter from R. …

To H. E. Litchfield   1 February [1880]

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Sends the Litchfields two drafts of a letter in reply to Samuel Butler’s letter to the Athenæum; hopes for their approval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  1 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B98–101, B102, B121; DAR 185: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12445

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  • r Krause’s part. — Yours affectionately | C.  Darwin ‘evolution old and new. ’ I beg leave to lay before you the following facts:— On February 22nd, 1879, …

From W. P. Garrison   4 October 1879

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Sends CD his version for children of Journal of researches [What Mr Darwin saw].

During the last illness of his father, William Lloyd Garrison, WPG showed him CD’s passages on slavery.

"In combating the enemies of freedom in this country he [W. L. Garrison] emancipated himself from the theology the destruction of which is perhaps your highest title to the honor of your own time and the blessings of posterity."

Author:  Wendell Phillips Garrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12248

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  • 1879 ). Philip Gidley King was a midshipman and Robert FitzRoy was commander of HMS Beagle during CD’s five-year voyage. For CD’s strictures on slavery, based on his experiences in Brazil, see Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp. 20–1, 24–5, and 499–500, and C. R. Darwin

To Ernst Krause   30 July 1880

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Profit on Erasmus Darwin is £9 15s 5d. Sends cheque. 218 copies remain unsold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Date:  30 July 1880
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 36207); DAR 210.11: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12675

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  • r . Erasmus Darwin Cr 1879 Dec To Printing 1000 No  68 9 10 By 1000 copies QQQQQ 1879 Dec " 14 Rms Dble Crown 21 10 –  5 Stati’s Hall " Binding 1000 Copies 26 12 –  12 Author " Autotype C

From G. J. Romanes   21 June 1878

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Thanks for permission to use CD’s MS chapter on instinct for forthcoming book.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1878
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, p. 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11561

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Romanes, George John. 1879. …

From G. R. Jesse   19 April 1881

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Discusses vivisection and contradicts CD’s defence of English physiologists.

Author:  George Richard Jesse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Apr 1881
Classmark:  DAR 168: 60; DAR 168: 62/1 and 62/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13129

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  • R.  Jesse. Charles Darwin, Esqe. | &c. &c. &c. To the People of Great Britain and Ireland. Society for the Total Abolition and Utter Suppression of Vivisection. from “The Echo,” Wednesday, October  8, 1879. “ …

From W. M. Hacon   22 May 1879

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Has searched to no avail for 17th- and 18th-century wills to learn how Elston Hall was acquired by Robert Darwin rather than by William Darwin, even though Robert was the younger son.

Author:  William Mackmurdo Hacon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 166: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12059

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  • C. 22 nd . May 1879 My dear Sir I have your letter of yesterday. — It is at all events not improbable that the contents of the will of William Darwin, who died Sept r

To John Power   3 December 1878

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Petition Cambridge University that candidates for an Honour degree may be relieved from the obligation of passing an examination in Greek.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Power
Date:  3 Dec 1878
Classmark:  Cambridge University Reporter, 7 December 1878, pp. 206–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11768G

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  • Darwin , who intended to study for a science degree, might not pass the Little-Go as he was ‘backward’ in classics (see Correspondence vol. 16, letter to R. C. M. Rouse, [after 12 March 1868]). In March 1879, …