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To George Cupples   20 September [1870]

Summary

Many thanks for present of a dog: he will arrange its collection from the train whenit arrives in London.

He is correcting proofs of Descent, and will send GC a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  20 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (19 December 2002, lot 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7322F

To George Cupples   3 November [1870]

Summary

Will collect the "precious animal" [deerhound puppy] from King’s Cross.

Thanks GC for information on the perch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  3 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7355

To George Cupples   27 November [1870]

Summary

Bran [deerhound puppy] is thriving; enjoys English life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  27 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7383

To George Cupples   28 April [1873]

Summary

Asks whether GC knows who gave CD a scolding in last Edinburgh Review [Apr 1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  28 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, MS. 84.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8886

To George Cupples   7 June [1873]

Summary

Thanks for report on J. V. Carus’ lecture.

Glad to hear suspicion about J. H. Stirling groundless.

CD has not seen R. W. Emerson. In last two or three years has seen several Yankees. Saw a good deal of the Nortons [Charles Eliot and Susan Ridley Sedgwick].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  7 June [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.428)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8936

To George Cupples   25 February 1875

Summary

"Last night it suddenly occurred to me that I had not sent you the last Edition of the Descent of Man published in November."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  25 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Max Rambod (dealer) December 2001
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9874

To George Cupples   29 May [1868]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  29 May [1868]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (dealer) April 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6214F

To George Cupples   [6–9? January 1869]

Summary

Discusses the development of horns in reindeer and other deer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  [6–9? Jan 1869]
Classmark:  Cupples 1894, p. 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6546F

To George Cupples   18 March [1869]

Summary

Suggests that Cupples weigh puppies from one week old, rather than two weeks old.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  18 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  Former collection of Pr. Georges Teissier (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6668F

To George Cupples   [June 1869 or later]

Summary

Wishes Cupples had said something about health. Sends regards to Mrs Cupples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  [June 1869 or later]
Classmark:  Antiquariat Inlibris (dealer) (AbeBooks.co.uk, accessed 15 November 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6770F

To George Cupples   20 November [1869]

Summary

Thanks GC for his assistance. "The data for all that I have to say about the Scotch deer-hound are, owing to you, almost sufficient; and much better data than I have got in many other cases." [See Descent 2: 260.]

Believes Dr Stirling would be compelled to admit some change in "the famous protoplasm in our domestic races, both in regard to the structure of the body & qualities of the mind".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  20 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (NKS 4127 II, 4to)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7000

From George Cupples   29 April 1870

Summary

Will send deerhound puppy.

Is critical of Herbert Spencer.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7177

From George Cupples   20 June 1870

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Summary

Will send CD a deerhound puppy.

Reaffirms his statement that dogs in breeding form decided preferences toward each other, based on size, colour, or character.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 83: 142–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7237

From George Cupples   17 September 1870

Summary

CD’s deerhound puppy will be ready soon.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 293
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7321

From George Cupples   8 October 1870

Summary

Delay in sending deerhound puppy.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 294
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7338

From George Cupples   14 November 1870

Summary

Glad "Bran" [deerhound puppy] arrived safely.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 161: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7369

From George Cupples   21 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for presentation copy of Descent.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7502

From George Cupples   22 April 1871

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Summary

On reception of Descent in Edinburgh.

Anecdote about a dog helping another by separating combatants.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 111–12c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7707

From George Cupples   11 November 1872

Summary

Praise for Expression.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 161: 297
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8621

From George Cupples   1 May 1873

Summary

Missed hostile review of Expression in Edinburgh Review. Agrees it might be by J. H. Stirling [see 8935], who has written in a deplorably polemical style on Huxley and Sir William Hamilton.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 298
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8891
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