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From C. S. Bate   11 December 1869

Summary

Provides further detail on his smooth-leaved holly tree with a spiny-leaved branch; his gardener asserts no budding or grafting has taken place.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7025

From Francis Galton   11 December 1869

Summary

Asks CD’s advice on procuring rabbits for experiments [to test Pangenesis by transfusing alien blood into does and breeding from them].

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 105: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7026

From J. T. Moggridge   12 December 1869

Summary

Sends seeds of Lathyrus and suggests an advantage of climbing plants is to shed their seeds in places secure from animals.

Contrary to F. Delpino, in JTM’s experience Ophrys aranifera is not sterile. However, seed germination is poor.

In a densely overgrown plot Convolvulus sabatius, not normally a twiner, becomes one.

Continues his extensive study on variability in Arbutus, and speculates on selection in fruit shape.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7027

From Camille Dareste   13 December [1869]

Summary

CD’s letter on his behalf made a great impression, but his candidacy nevertheless failed, largely owing to the hostility of Claude Bernard. CD’s opinion sustains his belief that his work will be a service to science.

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7028

From Fritz Müller   18 December 1869

Summary

Discusses dimorphic and trimorphic plants; mentions especially Rubiaceae and a dimorphic monocotyledon.

Notes observations on the monstrous male flowers of Begonia,

and on self-sterile plants.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 109: B125–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7029

From John Scott   21 December 1869

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Summary

Observations on expression and variation in Asian peoples: when colour of beard and hair differ, beard is always lighter. Differences in swimming strokes. Polydactylism.

Has just sent Hooker a paper on Sikkim tree-ferns [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 30 (1875): 1–44, read 1870].

Has had fever since the end of the rains.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1869
Classmark:  DAR 85: A106–6a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7030

To Francis Galton   23 December [1869]

Summary

Praises FG’s book [Hereditary genius (1869)]. CD is converted by its argument. Previously CD believed men did not differ much in intellect, but only in zeal and hard work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  23 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7032

From G. H. Darwin   [2 December 1869]

Summary

Discusses some calculations which he is doing for CD on the ratios of red and brown colouring in some animals.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Dec 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7158

From Lawrence Ruck   [after 29 April 1869?]

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Summary

On the horns of castrated lambs.

Author:  Lawrence Ruck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 29 Apr 1869?]
Classmark:  DAR 88: 134–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7409

From W. E. Darwin   [1869–75]

Summary

Sends a letter from Capt Forrest, recommending a Mr Knight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9224F

From W. S. Dallas?   [1869–75]

Summary

Criticises details of style and tone in Origin [5th ed.].

Author:  Charles Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9794

From John Scott   2 July 1869

Summary

Observations on expression and colour of beard and hair in natives of India.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 85: A31, DAR 177: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6815

From William Erasmus Darwin   5 July [1869]

Summary

Observations on flies visiting Epipactis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6816

From Louis Agassiz   6 July 1869

Summary

Introduces his son Alexander; believes CD will find him "more tractable" on certain questions than LA himself is.

Author:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6817

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 W. E. Darwin   7 [July 1869]

Summary

Thanks him for his excellent observations [on Epipactis?]; would like WED to watch for some large insect visiting the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6819

To J. D. Hooker   24 July [1869]

Summary

An article in North British Review by mathematician against Hooker and Huxley and for William Thomson [P. G. Tait, "Geological time", North Br. Rev. 50 (1869): 406–39]. Feels a conviction that world will be found older than reviewer makes it.

Article on "Design" [by J. B. Mozley] in Quarterly Review [127 (1869): 134–76].

Has JDH studied Drosophyllum?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 140–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6841

From Albany Hancock   25 July 1869

Summary

Cannot help CD with his request for calcareous sponges.

Author:  Albany Hancock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6842

From Charles Voysey   27 July 1869

Summary

Acclimatisation of potatoes by selection.

Author:  Charles Voysey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 180: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6843

To Dudley Campbell   29 July [1869]

Summary

Sends cheque for £5 as subscription to Westminster Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dudley Campbell
Date:  29 July [1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS 5509: 92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6844
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