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To Edward Alfred Smith   [before 30 June 1869]

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Summary

Sends engraved plates with instructions about illustrations for Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Alfred Smith
Date:  [before 30 June 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 81: 35–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7051

From S. P. Engleheart   [October 1869 or later]

Summary

Blushing begins as early as the fifth year.

Author:  Stephen Paul Engleheart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Oct 1869 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7056

From Robert Swinhoe   16 October 1869

Summary

Has a book of photographs of Japanese that CD might be interested in for his work on expression.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 177: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6940

From T. H. Farrer   17 October 1869

Summary

Sends notes on observations of Passiflora and Tacsonia; Hooker thinks they would be worth reading at Linnean Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6941

To J. B. Innes   18 October 1869

Summary

CD gets so many foolish letters from foolish people he has little heart to write to friends.

Gives Down news.

R. H. Hutton, editor of the Spectator, is a clever man.

CD has been much abused, praised, and chaffed by newspapers lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  18 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6942

From Fritz Müller   18 October 1869

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Summary

Describes experiments to test the fertility of Abutilon, which appears self-sterile,

and briefly mentions dichogamy in Eschscholzia.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 76: B178, Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6943

From W. B. Dawkins   19 October 1869

Summary

Reports on his findings in Denbighshire caves ["The Denbighshire caves", Trans. Manchester Geol. Soc. 9 (1869–70): 31–7].

Sends his paper ["On the prae-historic Mammalia in Great Britain", Intellect. Obs. (1868): 403–10].

Has changed his view on the descent of British cattle from the wild aurochs. No evidence that aurochs survived into historic times in Britain.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6944

To T. H. Farrer   20 October [1869]

Summary

Comments on notes made by THF on Passiflora and Tacsonia. Suggests he examine more species. Recalls his own observations on P. princeps and Tacsonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  20 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6945

From Asa Gray   20 October 1869

Summary

Has sent CD some Drosera specimens.

Returns to U. S. on 9 November.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6946

From J. V. Carus   20 October 1869

Summary

Koch [of Schweizerbart’s, publisher of German translations of CD’s works] has inquired when CD’s new book on man will be out. JVC assures CD that the book should be translated into German, and offers his services.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6947

From J. B. Innes   20 October 1869

Summary

Sends Guardian containing Hutton’s paper on CD.

Discusses Henry Powell, the new vicar of Down, and plans for the parsonage.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 167: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6948

From A. R. Wallace   20 October 1869

Summary

Looks forward to Descent, though he expects to find more to differ with than in any other of CD’s books.

Problems of usefulness of incipient organs and of the independent origin of similar complex organs are real difficulties.

Plans a little book on "Distribution of animals".

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 106: B86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6949

From J. J. Moulinié   20 October 1869

Summary

Wishes to translate CD’s forthcoming work on man into French.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6950

To A. R. Wallace   21 October 1869

Summary

Anticipates that all their differences are fated to find expression in projected book on man.

Offers his early MS with useful references related to the distribution of animals. Hopes ARW’s book will not be "little".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  21 Oct 1869
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 189–90); Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6951

From Emile Alglave   22 October 1869

Summary

Has learned CD will soon publish a new work, in three parts: I. "Descent of man", II. "On sexual selection", and III. "Expression of the emotions"; would like to translate one part for inclusion in Revue des Cours [Littéraires et] Scientifiques, and at the same time translate and publish the complete work for France.

Author:  Émile Alglave
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 159: A35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6953

To J. V. Carus   22 October [1869]

Summary

His book [Descent] will not be ready for a year because of his health and the laboriousness of work on sexual selection. Has deferred arrangements for German translation, but would feel secure with JVC. Carl Vogt has offered to translate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 43–44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6954

To J. J. Moulinié   23 October [1869]

Summary

Would be delighted to have JJM translate new book [Descent].

Can CD legally bring out new edition of Origin in France with new publisher? Has been ill-used by V. Masson and C. Royer. Wants edition without Royer’s preface.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  23 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, ff. 11–12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6955

From Carl Vogt   26 October 1869

Summary

Would like to translate Descent into German, if Carus is not doing so.

Author:  Carl Vogt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 180: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6956

From Asa Gray   26 and 29 October [1869]

Summary

As CD is to be in London, AG will try to get to Queen Anne St to see him.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 and 29 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6957

To Anton Kerner von Marilaun   27 October 1869

Summary

Thanks for Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzengestalt von Klima und Boden (Kerner 1869).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anton Kerner von Marilaun
Date:  27 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Archive of the University of Vienna (151.273-1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6957F
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