skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
"Darwin C R" in search-correspondent [X]
Darwin, C. R. in correspondent [X]
Dowie, Annie in correspondent [X]
7 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

From Annie Dowie   10 August [1875]

Summary

Has re-examined her sister’s extra finger. Reports her sister’s recollections regarding its regrowth.

Author:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10114

From Annie Dowie   [after 27 July 1875]

Summary

Gives extracts from her father’s diary concerning the amputation and regrowth of her sister’s extra finger.

Author:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 27 July 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 240/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10097

To Annie Dowie   24 March 1871

Summary

Robert Chambers, AD’s father, spoke of CD’s book [Descent?] during his last hours of life.

CD’s respect for Chambers, to whose scientific work he had not done justice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Date:  24 Mar 1871
Classmark:  Priestley 1904, p. 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7620

To Annie Dowie   4 August [1875]

Summary

CD sends his thanks for her intercession with her sister [Alice Chambers]. The extract from her father’s [Robert Chambers] diary will be sufficient.

He forwards the requested autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Date:  4 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Sophie Dupré (dealer) catalogue 25 (1992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10108A

To Annie Dowie   16 August [1875]

Summary

The question is whether additional digits possess power of regrowth beyond the ordinary. James Paget has convinced CD that they do not. CD must alter what he has published. [See Variation, 2d. ed., 2: 459.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Date:  16 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.473)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10119

To Annie Dowie   27 July 1875

Summary

Has previously quoted details concerning the regrowth of her amputated extra digit in Variation [2: 14–15]. The case has since been disputed, so CD, who is revising his work, asks for some fuller details.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Date:  27 July 1875
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10096

To Annie Dowie   1 August [1875]

Summary

Thanks AD for her account [of the regrowth of her sister’s amputated supernumerary finger]. Is much perplexed what to conclude. Feels he should either retract his account [in Variation, 1st ed., 2: 14–15] or substantiate it by judgment of a physiologist like James Paget. Asks for tracings of her sister’s hand. [See Variation, 2d ed., 1: 459].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anne (Annie) Chambers; Anne (Annie) Dowie
Date:  1 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Australia (MS 760/2/10–11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10106
Document type
letter (7)
Correspondent
Chambers, Annie (7)
Darwin, C. R.[X]
Dowie, Annie[X]
Date
1871 (1)
1875 (6)
letter