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From Felix Choice   [1873?]


Has read Expression, and assures CD some people cry when happy.

Author:  Felix Choice
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8710

From E. A. Darwin   [1873–81]



Notes on the shoveller, taken from John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain [1862–73].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873–81]
Classmark:  DAR 69: 47–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13790

From Francis Darwin   [1873]


Klein says water ought to be changed daily. Asks to tell G Revalenta shop shut. Klein reports discovery about toads’ ova does not bear on pangenesis.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713F

From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   [1873?]



Translation of some of his annotations in Dutch edition of Expression.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 53.1: B44–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8712

From Stanley Haynes   [1873?]


Notes headed "Observations on the expression of the emotions".

Author:  Stanley Haynes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8708

From Henry Jackson   [1873?]



Notes referring to passages in Expression [annotated in places by Francis Darwin, presumably when preparing 2d ed.].

Author:  Henry Jackson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 91–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13819

From E. F. Lubbock   [1873?]


Observations on her pet cat.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8701

From James Paget   [1873]


"Sir William Gull has just brought me the enclosed quotations from Chaucer, as illustrations of the closure of the eyes in effort. [In "The Nun’s priest’s tale" in Canterbury tales the fox tricks Chanticleer into crowing, whereupon Chanticleer closes his eyes to make the effort (and gets seized by the fox).] He begs me to send them to you.

I have lately seen a terrier who very distinctly frowns during mental excitement – not always with anger, but often, I think, with anxiety, as in expecting food."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  S. Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713

From Cecil Smith   [1873?]


Describes some behaviour in herring gulls similar to that of sheldrakes as described by CD in Expression [pp. 47–8].

Author:  Cecil Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13841

From J. P. M. Weale to J. N. Lockyer   [January 1873]


On expression among Kaffirs and Hottentots.

Author:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8716

From ?   [1873?]


Notes on CD’s Expression.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8706

From ?   [1873–4?]


Cancelled: enclosure to S 9290.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873–4?]
Classmark:  DAR 69: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8714

To Mary Treat   1 January 1873


Asks for certain observations to be made on Drosera and Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Date:  1 Jan 1873
Classmark:  Amy Nagashima (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8719

To ?    2 January [1873 or 1874]


CD appreciates the correspondent’s suggestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 Jan [1873-4]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Nachl. 141 (Slg. Adam) 33, Darwin, Charles)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8139F

From Hubert Airy   3 January 1873


HA’s paper on leaf arrangement is almost ready; asks CD to communicate it to the Royal Society. Seeks permission to quote from CD’s notes.

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 159: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8720

From Lajos Felméri   3 January 1873


Thanks for copy of Expression. Notes on expression among the Széklers.

Sends a copy of his book of travels in Scotland.

Author:  Lajos Felméri
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8723

From F. W. Smartt to Willie[?]   3 January 1873


Reports the case of an idiot in his care who apparently chews his cud.

Author:  Francis William Smartt
Addressee:  Willie
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8721

From J. D. Baldwin   4 January 1873


Has studied CD’s books and accepts evolution without giving up belief in creation of first forms.

On theory in Descent, suggests offspring of the original [human] progenitor dispersed before a human stage arrived at; this would account for races and languages with no discernible common origin.

Author:  John Denison Baldwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8725

To Francis Galton   4 January [1873]


Comments on FG’s article ["Hereditary improvement", Fraser’s Mag. 87 (1873): 116–30]. Finds it "the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race".

Thanks for rabbits for Balfour.

Mentions reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas [of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8724

To J. D. Hooker   5 January [1873]


Asks whether his observations on absorptive powers of glandular hairs of plants are new facts.

Asks for a Drosophyllum.

Comments on Francis Galton’s article in Fraser’s Magazine,

Greg’s Enigmas,

and Alphonse de Candolle’s Histoire des sciences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 243–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8726
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