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To St G. J. Mivart   5 January 1872

Summary

Feels that StGJM’s review of Descent [Q. Rev. 131 (1871): 47–90] greatly misrepresents CD’s opinions and conclusions. Feels their differences of opinion are so great that discussion of almost any subject would be a waste of both their time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  5 Jan 1872
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8145

To St G. J. Mivart   8 January [1872]

Summary

Wishes their correspondence regarding their differences to be dropped, as CD feels that nothing he could say would have any influence on StGJM.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  8 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections DC AL 1/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8149

To St G. J. Mivart   11 January [1872]

Summary

CD believes that StGJM has been unfair in his criticisms and has misrepresented him; he begs him not to write again. "Agassiz has uttered splendid sarcasms on me, but I still feel quite friendly towards him. M. Flourens cd. not find words to express his contempt of me: Pictet & Hopkins argued with great force against me: Fleeming Jenkin covered me with first-rate ridicule; & his crticisms were true & most useful: but none of their writings have mortified me as yours have done …" [See 8154.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  11 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8156A

To St. G. J. Mivart   14 December 1874

Summary

Asks StGJM to confirm that he is the author of the article on Tylor and Lubbock ["Primitive man", Q. Rev. 137 (1874): 40–77] in which an attack was made on George Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  14 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9759

To St G. J. Mivart   12 January 1875

Summary

StGJM’s article in the Quarterly Review [137 (1874): 40–77] contains wholly false and malicious accusations against CD’s son George. Since StGJM has refused to make any sort of retraction, CD will not hold any future communication with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  12 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9812

To St George Jackson Mivart   9 December [1867]

Summary

Thanks for his memoir ["On the appendicular skeleton of the Primates"].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  9 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 and 22 July 1988, pp. 212–13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5720A

To St G. J. Mivart   23 April [1870]

Summary

Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  23 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.375)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7171

To St G. J. Mivart   13 June [1870]

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Summary

In his reply to [7227] CD questions the significance of the supposed likeness of the bee, spider, and fly orchids to their presumed namesakes.

He thinks that the beauty of shells is altogether incidental and of no use to the animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  13 June [1870]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (20–1 July 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7228A

To St G. J. Mivart   21 January [1871]

Summary

Is obliged for StGJM’s book [On the genesis of species (1871)].

Would not have sent him vol. 1 [of Descent] if he had known that StGJM’s book was already published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers), 11 June 2008
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7450A

To St G. J. Mivart   [23 January 1871]

Summary

Comments on StGJM’s book [Genesis of species (1871)]. Has no personal objection to a word of it, but regrets their views differ so much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  [23 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7453

To St G. J. Mivart   23 January [1871]

Summary

Acknowledges StGJM’s kind letter. [See 7451.]

Offers to alter the "dogmatic assertion" referred to on page 102 [of StGJM’s On the genesis of species] but in 5th ed. of Origin and in Variation CD finds only qualified expressions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  23 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7453A

To St G. J. Mivart   26 January [1871]

Summary

CD apologises for having thought that StGJM’s religious feelings had led him to feel personal animosity towards him. [See 7454.]

He remembers having thought and written that belief in evolution is infinitely more important for science than belief in Natural Selection. For his own part he would have felt little interest in evolution apart from the explanation "in a general manner" of how each organism is so adapted to its conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  26 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7459A

To St G. J. Mivart   28 January [1871]

Summary

He has found passage on false belief, Variation 2: 414, and does not think the whole with context is dogmatic. [Encloses copy of the passage.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  28 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7462A

To St G. J. Mivart   21 April [1871]

Summary

"If you feel astonished at my bringing man & brutes so near together in their whole nature (though with a wide hiatus) I feel still more astonished, as I believe, at your judgment on this head. I much wish you had enlarged your concluding sentence a little so as to say whether you consider the ordinary mental faculties so distinct, or whether you confine the enormous difference to spiritual powers including the moral sense.––"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7703A

To St G. J. Mivart   21 April [1870]

Summary

On amount of modification and lines of descent in determining the position in man.

Reference to StGJM’s article "On the appendicular skeleton of the primates" Phil. Trans. R. Soc. [157 (1867): 299–430],

and his [and James Murie’s] article on lemurs ["On the anatomy of Lemuroidea"] Trans. Zool. Soc. [7 (1872): 1–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Apr [1870]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7718A

To St. G. J. Mivart   27 September [1871]

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Sends a reprint of Chauncey Wright’s article ["Darwinism", North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 63–103].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  27 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7972

From St G. J. Mivart   6 January 1872

Summary

As a man of science, StGM has no choice but to pursue what he sees as the truth. Will happily admit he has misrepresented CD if CD will disclaim the position that StGM attacks.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8148

From St G. J. Mivart   10 January 1872

Summary

Agrees to close their correspondence. Defends his position against criticisms of Huxley and Chauncey Wright; assures CD of his continuing friendly feelings.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8154

From St George Jackson Mivart   24 February [1871]

Summary

Would be pleased if CD called.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5926

From St G. J. Mivart   [25 June 1870?]

Summary

Sets a time for CD to call.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 June 1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5927
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