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From ?   [1873?]


Notes on CD’s Expression.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8706

From ?   [1873–4?]


Cancelled: enclosure to S 9290.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873–4?]
Classmark:  DAR 69: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8714

From Anton Dohrn   27 January 1873


The Naples Zoological Station and its library are growing fast. His life is a constant battle with the municipality, but has managed to make a little progress on vertebrate ancestry and morphology. His views get further away from what is generally accepted.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8750

From J. V. Carus   29 January 1873


A new [German] edition of Expression is to be done. Has CD anything to add or alter?

JVC cites an article on cessation of breathing during mental concentration that supports Gratiolet as quoted in Expression, p. 179.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8751

From F. S. B. F. de Chaumont   31 January 1873


Sends a paper on evolution by his friend J. D. MacDonald ["Distribution of Invertebrata", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 21 (1872–3): 218–23] for CD’s perusal before dispatching it to the Royal Society.

Author:  Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8753

From W. M. Canby   1 February 1873



At Asa Gray’s request, responds to CD’s questions about WMC’s observations on Dionaea and particularly about the size of the insects captured and the excitability of the leaves after an insect is captured.

Author:  William Marriott Canby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8755

From J. T. Moggridge   1 February 1873


He does not accept Wallace’s definition of instinct because it excludes "inherited experience", i.e., "knowledge acquired by and transmitted through ancestors".

House-flies do not seem to have an instinctive fear of trap-door spiders.

Miss Forster gives him news of CD.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8756

From C. I. F. Major   6 February 1873


Cannot find a publisher for Italian translation of Expression. Gives up the project.

Author:  Charles Immanuel Forsyth Major
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8759

From F. B. Goodacre   7 February 1873


Would like a museum set up illustrating origins, varieties, and uses of domestic animals; seeks CD’s approval of the idea.

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 165: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8760

From T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1873]


Forwards Matthew Arnold’s Literature and dogma [1873].

Hopes they can secure Hooker for President of Royal Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Feb 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8761

From John Murray   10 February [1873]


Encloses cheque for 1000 guineas, CD’s share of profits on first 7000 copies of Expression.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 435
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8763

From Mariabella Fry   15 February 1873


Remarks on the "grief-muscles" shown in a Dürer picture.

Author:  Mariabella Fry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8767

From C. H. Schaible   17 February 1873


Sends copy of Vinzenz Czerny [Beziehungen der Chirurgie (1872)], which applies Darwinian principles to pathology.

Recommends illustrations dealing with expression in the Atlas of K. H. Baumgärtner’s Kranken-Physiognomik [1839].

Author:  Carl Heinrich Schaible
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8771

From F. X. Neumann von Spallart   19 February 1873


The editor of a supplement to the New Free Press to be published during the next Vienna Exhibition, asks CD to contribute a few columns on any topic.

Author:  Franz Xaver Neumann von Spallart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 172: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8774

From T. R. Clephan   19 February 1873



Reports that he has the power of moving his left ear towards the top of his head [see Descent 1: 21].

Author:  Thomas Richmond Clephan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 87: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8775

From J. D. Hooker   20 February 1873



Delighted with John Traherne Moggridge’s book [Harvesting ants (1873)].

Has suggested he plant seeds in various receptacles. Only two explanations for failure of seeds to germinate [in ants’ nests]: lack of circulating air or formic acid.

Has undertaken a botany primer for Macmillan.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 149–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8777

From Arthur Nicols   21 February 1873


Comments on CD’s and William Huggins’ letter in Nature on "Inherited instinct" [Collected papers 2: 170–1]

and on A. R. Wallace’s letter on the homing faculty of animals. Believes many instances of homing are less remarkable than they appear.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 172: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8780

From J. R. Martin   22 February 1873


CD is asked to increase his shares in the Artizans, Labourers, & General Dwellings Co. Ltd., which has trebled its capital in the last year and is paying a 6% dividend.

Author:  John Royle Martin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8781

From W. F. Collier   22 February 1873


Sends pamphlet on punishment in education [Punishments in education, read at Social Science Congress, 1872] in response to Expression. Proposes that character can be diagnosed from expression.

Author:  Collier, W. F.
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8782

From Ernst Haeckel   23 February 1873


Thanks CD for comments on Die Kalkschwämme.

Plans trip to Greece, Asia Minor, and Egypt.

Discusses work of a Polish translator, Ludwik Masłowski.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8783
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