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To J. M. Rodwell   3 June 1877

Summary

Thanks for an extract from a sermon, in which CD is abused by an archimandrite: he considers it a great honour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Medows Rodwell
Date:  3 June 1877
Classmark:  Phillips (dealers) (June 1995)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10981F

To John Medows Rodwell   15 October [1860]

Summary

Comments on Rodwell’s discussion of the “struggle for life” with reference to languages and G. H. Lewes’s article in the Cornhill Magazine (Lewes 1860, pp. 445–7). Comments on Rodwell’s account of horses affected by mildewed pasturage, and asks for more information about his white cat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Medows Rodwell
Date:  15 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2950F

To J. M. Rodwell   5 November [1860]

Summary

Comments on relationship between eye-colour and deafness in cats [discussed in Origin]. Asks for more information.

Mentions criticism of Origin.

Thanks for information about horses.

Hopes JMR writes his book on language. Mentions Hensleigh Wedgwood’s work [A dictionary of English etymology, 3 vols. (1859–65)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Medows Rodwell
Date:  5 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 328; Bradford Museums and Galleries: Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley (NH.6.40 p. 641)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2976

From J. M. Rodwell   1 June 1877

Summary

Sends extract abusing CD, from a sermon by a Greek priest.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 176: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10980

From John Medows Rodwell   31 October 1860

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Observations on his white blue-eyed cat. There is no sign of deafness.

Apropos of ch. 5 of Origin, tells of blind rats found when a Roman bridge was excavated.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 47: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2970

From J. M. Rodwell   6 December 1860

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Discusses Origin, suggesting confirmation might come from studying reproduction in microscopic organisms.

Gives anecdotal observations of blind rats and white cats.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1860
Classmark:  DAR 47: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3012

From J. M. Rodwell   11 November 1871

Summary

Has read Variation and reports on markings on donkeys similar to those in vol. 1, p. 63.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8063
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