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To W. H. Flower   [1871?]

Summary

Does not know rules for admission to museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons]. CD’s son [Francis] wishes much to inspect some of the preparations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  B. J. Harrison (private collection); sold by Bonhams (dealers), 15 July 2004
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5767

From O. G. Rejlander   [1871]

Summary

Observations on expression.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7418

From C. H. Thiebout   [1871]

Summary

As a follower of CD, Spencer, and Kant, wishes to announce his work on the origin of "foolish illnesses" and prostitution [? Kort begrip der proefunderlijke zielkunde (1869)].

Author:  Carel Hendrik Thiebout
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6523

From William Turner   [1871?]

Summary

Extract from Robert Knox on hermaphroditism [Lond. Med. Gaz. 12 Jan 1844].

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7414

From L. C. Wedgwood   [January 1871]

Summary

Describes a pouting expression in a 3½–year-old child.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7063

From Francis Darwin   [after 1871?]

Summary

Sends abstract, and will bring book on Saturday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8715F

To John Lubbock   [1871 or later]

Summary

All the inhabitants of Down hope JL will endeavour to induce the Post Office to improve the telegraph service.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [1871 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7057

From Francis Wedgwood to Emma Darwin   [before 4 January 1871]

Summary

Will observe old furrowed fields for CD in the early spring. Suggests locations in Scotland and Rugby with ridge and furrowing in old pastures.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7426

To P. L. Sclater   4 January [1871]

Summary

Is infinitely obliged for a correction. "You men who do only or chiefly original work have an immense advantage over compilers like myself, as you can know what to trust." Wishes he had consulted PLS before using A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben woodcuts [for Descent]. PLS’s assistance has saved him from "endless blunders"; he now feels safe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7427

From Francis Wedgwood   4 January 1871

Summary

Depth of furrows in old field.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7428

From W. W. Reade   6 January [1871]

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Summary

On sexual selection and the sense of beauty among the W. African Negroes.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7429

From Federico Delpino   7 January 1871

Summary

Sends his new work, Ulteriori osservazioni sulla dicogomia pt 2, fasc. 1.

Has found no nectar in Orchis morio or O. maculata in Italy and has seen no insects visiting the plants.

Gives his observations on cross- and self-fertilisation in cereals.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 111: A77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7430

From A. F. Boardman   8 January 1871

Summary

More speculations [see 5811] on the evolutionary development of man, relating progress to the consumption of better food and the availability of moist air.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7431

From Francis Galton   9 January 1871

Summary

Definite results have been delayed, but he is optimistic.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7432

From Francis Wedgwood   9 January 1871

Summary

Appearance and depth of furrows in old field.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7433

From W. W. Reade   10 January 1871

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Summary

Sends quotation about Lycurgus and Spartan exposure of infants who were deemed defective.

Bibliographic references on sense of beauty and morals.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7435

From R. F. Cooke   11 January 1871

Summary

Sends title-page of Descent for approval. Asks whether CD has any idea of size of index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7436

From L. A. J. Quetelet   11 January 1871

Summary

Sends diploma of election to the Royal Belgian Academy.

Author:  Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet; Secretary, Acad. R. Sci. Belgique
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 175: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7437

To R. F. Cooke   12 January [1871]

Summary

Has no idea about length of index [for Descent]. W. S. Dallas wrote it would take ten days more. Asks how many presentation copies he may have. Lists journals to receive review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  12 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7438

From R. F. Cooke   13 January 1871

Summary

Sends list of journals to be sent review copies of Descent. If CD wants to add others, they will be included. Printing of 2500 copies ordered; retail price 24s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7440
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