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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

From William Ogle   25 February [1871]

Summary

Thanks for Descent.

He believes he has observed a predominance of the right side over the left in monkeys and man. If so, this is another support of their relatedness.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7514
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