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From Armand de Quatrefages   8 July 1873

Summary

CD’s nomination to French Academy fails again.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 175: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11041

Armand de Quatrefages   20 November [1855]

Summary

Thanks for gift of Souvenirs d’un naturaliste (Quatrefages 1854).

Can AdeQ ask M. J. P. Flourens about experiments which show that hybrid offspring of dogs, wolves and jackals are sterile between themselves in the third generation.

CD cannot obtain a copy of Dureau de la Malle’s work on breeds of horse: can AdeQ assist?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  20 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque National de France (Collection d’autographes formée de la correspondance reçue ou acquise par Étienne de Jouy, Jules Lacroix, Paul Lacroix MS-9623 (2035))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1782F

To Armand de Quatrefages   4 January [1858?]

Summary

The information correspondent hopes to get from M.-J.-P. Flourens will be valuable.

CD is keeping all varieties of pigeons, poultry, ducks, etc. for his work on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  4 Jan [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2036

To Armand de Quatrefages   5 December [1859]

Summary

Mentions English scientists who support mutability of species.

Asks QdeB whether he could help locate a French translator and publisher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  5 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2571

To Armand de Quatrefages   15 January [1860]

Summary

Asks if Quatrefages has found anyone to translate Origin into French, because P. T. A. Talandier, although not a naturalist, wishes to do so.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  15 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (75 J 837 Fonds Alfred Lacroix)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2652F

To Armand de Quatrefages   21 January [1860]

Summary

Discusses P. T. A. Talandier as possible translator [of Origin].

Comments on reception of book in North America and opposition of Louis Agassiz.

Asks about reaction of Henri Milne-Edwards.

QdeB’s lectures on anthropology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  21 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2659

To Armand de Quatrefages   30 March [1860]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s [Études sur les maladies actuelles du ver à soie (1860)].

Has failed to find French publisher for Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  30 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2736

To Armand de Quatrefages   25 April [1861]

Summary

Comments on QdeB’s Unité de l’espèce humaine [1861].

Discusses acceptance of his theory among scientists, especially geologists.

C. V. Naudin did not show how selection applied in nature, but Patrick Matthew clearly anticipated CD’s views.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  25 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3127

From Armand de Quatrefages   [after 11 July 1862]

Summary

Their views on transformism differ a great deal, as CD says, but perhaps not as much as CD thinks. Sending his [Physiologie comparée: métamorphoses de l’homme et des animaux (1862)].

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 11 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 175: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3524

To Armand de Quatrefages   11 July [1862]

Summary

Thanks for answers to CD’s questions; would appreciate any new information on similarity of moths of distinct races.

CD has been "atrociously abused by religious countrymen, but it does not hurt except when it comes from an old friend like Prof. Owen".

Wishes French translator of Origin had known more natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  11 July [1862]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3653

From Armand de Quatrefages   25 March 1863

Summary

Charles Martins of Montpellier will collect the varieties of silkworm for CD.

QdeB is battling with the polygenists in the Société d’Anthropologie.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 175: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4066

From Armand de Quatrefages   [28 March] – 11 April 1863

Summary

Continues to support, in debates at the Société d’Anthropologie, the view that variability of animals and anatomical modifications are produced by environment. Wishes to use CD’s niata cattle example from Journal of researches [2d ed., pp. 145–6].

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Mar] – 11 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 175: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4082

To Armand de Quatrefages   [14 April 1863]

Summary

The niata is a very good case because the race is well established and must originate in South America. There is a description of the head by [Richard] Owen in the Descriptive catalogue of the osteological collection of the College of Surgeons.

Has observed modifications in the skeletons of rabbits, ducks, poultry, and pigeons. There is an extract about modifications in pigeons in the first chapter of Origin. Encloses a woodcut of crested or polish fowls; there is a change in the brain as well as in the exterior bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  [14 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  Bulletins de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris 4 (1863): 378–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4094F

To Armand de Quatrefages   14 May [1863]

Summary

Is sending photographs of the niata skull [requested in 4082]. W. H. Flower reports that he could have a cast made for £3.3s.0d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  14 May [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s, New York (dealers) (1997)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4166A

From Armand de Quatrefages   19 May [1863]

Summary

Spoke on Moulin-Quignon Jaw before Académie des Sciences.

Thanks CD for photograph [of Niata skull].

Controversy on species fixity [at Société d’Anthropologie].

Sends photographs of Mouin-Quignon Jaw.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 175: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4171

To Armand de Quatrefages   27 March [1863]

Summary

Specimens obtained from Charles Martins will be most interesting.

Comments on QdeB’s book [Physiologie comparée (1862)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  27 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4437

From Armand de Quatrefages   10 November 1866

Summary

Sends his book [Histoire naturelle des annelés marins et d’eau douce, 2 vols. (1865)].

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 175: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5274

From Armand de Quatrefages   4 March 1868

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Summary

Proportions of sexes of the silkworm are about equal, but knows of no statistics.

Cannot share his view of origin of species.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5980

From Armand de Quatrefages   29 March 1869

Summary

Comments on their differences regarding evolution. Acknowledges that CD alone has produced an evolutionary theory that is scientific and all-embracing. Appreciates grandeur of CD’s work.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 175: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6686

From Armand de Quatrefages   30 March 1870

Summary

He and Milne-Edwards are nominating CD for the Académie Française.

Sending book [Charles Darwin et ses précurseurs Français (1870)].

Despite their differences of opinion, expresses his respect and admiration.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 175: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7152
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