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To William Ogle   29 March [1867]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on inheritance of deficient phalanges [Variation 2:73] and for interesting case of the occurrence of anomalous fingers and teeth in twins[Variation 2: 253].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  29 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 1 (EH 88205899)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5470

To William Ogle   6 March [1868]

Summary

Wishes he had known of the views of Hippocrates, which are almost identical to his Pangenesis hypothesis. CD advances it as provisional, but secretly expects some such view will have to be admitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  6 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 2 (EH: 88205900)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5987

To William Ogle   7 July [1869]

Summary

Comments on WO’s paper on Salvia [Pop. Sci. Rev. 8 (1869): 261–73], which he admires.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  7 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 3 (EH 88205901)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6818

To William Ogle   9 November 1870

Summary

Has read WO’s paper [see 7361] with great interest. If WO’s views are confirmed he will be able to explain many odd little details about the colouring of animals.

Can WO observe if the platysma myoides is brought into strong action in people suffering from severe dyspnoea?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 147: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7364

To William Ogle   17 November [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on platysma, which he did not know could be brought into voluntary action. Is coming to believe it has nothing to do with expression.

On the relation between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants, CD suggests WO send his paper to J. Wyman and propose he investigate whether white as well as black pigs will eat paint-root.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 4 (EH 88205902)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7373

To William Ogle   17 December [1870]

Summary

Thanks WO for valuable letter. Feels he need not trouble any more about platysma. If WO ever sees someone suffering great fear, CD asks him to observe the neck.

Hopes to visit WO when next in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 5 (EH 88205903)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7394

To William Ogle   7 March [1871]

Summary

Will write again to Tyndall about odours.

Asks for the circumstances under which WO saw a man arrested for murder; quotes from notes he made from WO’s conversation [Expression, p. 294].

Also would like to quote WO on the expression of resignation by persons about to undergo serious operations [Expression, p. 271].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  7 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 6 (EH 88205904)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7551

To William Ogle   12 March [1871]

Summary

Thanks WO for his replies [to 7551]. Discusses the open mouth in surprise; asks WO to investigate its function in hearing and breathing.

Asks why deaf persons generally keep mouths open.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  12 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 7 (EH 88205905)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7575

To William Ogle   18 March [1871]

Summary

Agrees that in a deaf person the jaw may fall because of concentrated attention.

In surprise, mouth is opened suddenly and chest filled with air. This expression occurs in all parts of the world. Odd that so simple a movement is so perplexing to understand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 8 (EH 88205906)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7596

To William Ogle   25 March [1871]

Summary

Asks WO to act out the sudden discovery of a dreadful object and to observe whether his platysma contracts. CD has found in his notes that it is never contracted in cases of severe dyspnoea [Expression, p. 301].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  25 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 9 (EH 88205907)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7622

To William Ogle   28 [March 1871]

Summary

Thanks WO for his reply to letter of 26 March. Has tried several people and platysma seemed to act, but it is difficult to observe when they shudder.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  28 [Mar 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 10 (EH 88205908)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7631

To William Ogle   13 April [1871]

Summary

Reports further observations on contraction of platysma. Has been assisted by J. Wood. [See Expression, pp. 302, 303.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  13 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 11 (EH 88205909)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7679

To William Ogle   29 April [1871]

Summary

Discusses action of the platysma in a state of fear.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  29 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.394)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7726

To William Ogle   21 December [1871]

Summary

Thanks WO for a paper and for information about platysma. Has asked several persons to observe the muscle during a shivering fit, but all have failed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  21 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 12 (EH 88205910)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8115

To William Ogle   25 December 1871

Summary

Sends notes on left- and right-handedness from observations made on his eldest son as an infant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  25 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 13 (EH 88205911)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8120

To William Ogle   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung den Blumen durch Insekten (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  James P. Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8901F

To William Ogle   [4 December 1874, 10 December 1875, 17 December 1875, or 12 January 1877]

Summary

Invites WO to lunch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  [4 Dec] 1874 or [10 or 17] Dec 1875 or [12 Jan] 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.460)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9219

To William Ogle   22 September 1875

Summary

Asks whether the twins WO reported to CD [see 5470] were named Macrae. F. Galton has told him of a similar case with twins so named who inherited crooked little fingers from the maternal side [see Variation, 2d ed., 2: 240]. [The twins referred to by WO were actually his sisters, see 10170.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 14 (EH 88205912)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10165

To William Ogle   25 September 1875

Summary

From Galton’s "twin study" he suspects that some progenitor of WO’s had the peculiarities in question.

Has collected cases of signs of assent for a revised edition of Expression.

Suggests bees visit same species because they know how far to insert proboscis and thus save time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  25 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 15 (EH 88205913)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10171

To William Ogle   22 July [1876]

Summary

Would like to cite WO’s case of bees perforating white but not blue monkshood (Aconitum napellus) in his next book [Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 427–8]. Believes it is probably sterile if insects are excluded.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 16 (EH 88205914)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10563
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