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From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin?   [1867–72]

Summary

An extract from Macrobius’ Saturnalia dealing with blushing.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7061

From Ellen Frances Lubbock   [1867–8?]

Summary

Has marked a page from Adam Bede which may be relevant to CD’s work on expression.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–8?]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 227–228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7065

To ?   [1867?]

Summary

[Excised fragment only.] "I am greedy for facts. – "

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  [1867?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.626)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13858

From S. E. Wedgwood   [1867–72?]

Summary

Jessie [Wedgwood] says driving in sun made one of her eyes water.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72?]
Classmark:  DAR 195.4: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13856

From F. J. Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Sends extract from Charma [Essai sur le langage (1846)] on the origin of nodding and shaking the head [See Expression, p. 273 n. 17].

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 47, DAR 195.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7060

From F. J. Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Extract from Seneca’s letters establishes that hiding the face in shame was not a classical gesture.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 195.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7062

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin   [1867–72]

Summary

Miss Gourlay reports case of girl at the Lock Hospital who covered her face in shame.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7058

From F. J. Wedgwood to H. E. Darwin   [1867–72]

Summary

The expression of shame in ancients, Milton, the Bible, and in poor girls under Miss Gourlay’s charge.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 46, DAR 189: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7059

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

On origin of hand-shaking.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7041

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Expression: derivation of the term "brown study".

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7042

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72?]

Summary

A fragment that may contain information for Expression.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72?]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7043

To Athenæum   1 January 1867

Summary

Expresses his support for new books being sold with the pages cut.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Athenæum
Date:  1 Jan 1867
Classmark:  Athenæum, 5 January 1867, pp. 18–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5343F

From Fritz Müller   1 January 1867

Summary

Describes his experiments in fertilising Oncidium flexuosum and comparison with Notylia.

Has been examining Catasetum.

Encloses seeds of two species of Gesneria and describes hairs in the seed capsule. Hairs in other plants seem to have a different function.

Starting tomorrow for a botanical excursion on the Continent.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1867
Classmark:  Möller ed. 1915–21, 2: 104–9; DAR 157a: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5344A

From John Murray   2 January [1867]

Summary

William Clowes [printer for J. Murray] estimates that Variation will come to a first volume of 648 pages and a second volume of 624 pages – which is too much for volumes the same size as Origin. Murray proposes a larger size.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5345

To John Murray   3 January [1867]

Summary

Sorry about enormous size of Variation MS, but cannot shorten it now. If JM is afraid to publish, CD will consider agreement cancelled. Suggests he ask someone with judgment to read the MS. Has written concluding chapter on man. Whether it will be included depends on size of volume.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 158–160)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5346

From John William Salter   4 January [1867]

Summary

Thanks CD for his kindness and hopes one day to return it.

Finds more and more observations fall in with CD’s theory but still finds it difficult to account for the sudden leaps in the fossil record and to explain why some organisms first appear as such high forms.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4969

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   6 January [1867]

Summary

Returns some of WBT’s skulls.

His MS is with printer, but book [Variation] will probably not be out until November.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  6 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of The New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection) (Tegetmeier 101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5347

From Thomas Henry Huxley   [before 7 January 1867]

Summary

On Haeckel’s Generelle Morphologie; the logical argument for natural selection is still incomplete. THH jumps over the hole by an act of faith.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 7 Jan 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 134a–d
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5343

To T. H. Huxley   7 January [1867]

Summary

Gives up plan to have Haeckel’s Generelle morphologie translated.

His big book [Variation] has gone to printer. Thinks of adding a chapter on man.

Will order Duke of Argyll’s book [Reign of law (1867)].

"Nature never made species mutually sterile [by selection]; nor will man.–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  7 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 233)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5348

To Ernst Haeckel   8 January 1867

Summary

Comments on EH’s "great work" [Generelle Morphologie].

An English translation "hopeless".

Asks about EH’s expedition.

MS of Variation sent to printers.

Fritz Müller working on plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  8 Jan 1867
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1-52/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5349
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