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To Erasmus Wilson   [26 January – 3 February 1871]


Seeks information and observations on the contraction of the orbicular muscles as a consequence of skin irritation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William James Erasmus (Erasmus) Wilson
Date:  [26 Jan – 3 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7459

To Erasmus Wilson   29 March [1871]


Wonders whether correspondent might possibly know of any cases in which intense concentration of the mind on one portion of the skin produces dilation of the capillary vessels and hence reddening of the area.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William James Erasmus (Erasmus) Wilson
Date:  29 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7639

From Erasmus Wilson   3 February 1871


On irritation of cutaneous nerves exciting responses in unconnected skin muscles.

Author:  William James Erasmus (Erasmus) Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7475

To John Whittaker Ellis   21 January 1882


Asking the lord mayor of London to call a public meeting concerning the persecution of the Jews in Russia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Archibald Campbell Tait; Henry Edward Manning; Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th earl of Shaftesbury; John (Bishop of London) Jackson; Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, 4th Baron Scarsdale; Charles John Ellicott, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol; William Francis Cowper-Temple, Baron Mount-Temple; John Fielder Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford; James Fraser; Edmond George (Edmond) Petty-Fitzmaurice (Edmond Fitzmaurice); Edward Frederick (Frederick) Leveson-Gower; Francis Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas, Lord Elcho; Arthur Otway; Donald Currie; James Martineau; Henry Richard; Samuel Morley; William St John Brodrick; Michael Biddulph; John James Stewart Perowne; Benjamin Jowett; Frederic William Farrar; Henry Donald Maurice Spence; William Page Roberts; Charles Magniac; John Gellibrand Hubbard; William James Richmond Cotton; John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury; James Clarke Lawrence; William Lawrence; William James Erasmus (Erasmus) Wilson; John Tyndall; Matthew Arnold; Alexander McArthur; Frederick Andrew Inderwick; Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren
Addressee:  John Whittaker Ellis
Date:  21 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Observer, 22 January 1882, p. 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13631F