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From G. H. Darwin   31 January 1874

Summary

Has finished the index [for Descent, 2d ed.].

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9260

From G. H. Darwin   6 February 1874

Summary

Finds statistical evidence that cousin marriages are at least three times as frequent in "our rank" as in the lower.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9268

From G. H. Darwin   18 April 1874

Summary

Sends queries [on proofs of Descent, 2d ed.]. Will be finished, except for the index, in two days.

Is now less satisfied than formerly with his statistics on cousin marriage.

[Enclosure is a copy by GHD of J. S. Mill’s statement about Origin (Logic 2: 18 n.).]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9417

From G. H. Darwin   20 April 1874

Summary

Sends Descent material. Is staggered by CD’s power of marshalling facts and his conciseness and clearness of thought. The only fault he finds is some slight want of conciseness of diction.

He feels CD’s power more now "that I quail before the thought of arranging the few paltry facts I’ve got about those d––d cousins".

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9421

From G. H. Darwin   30 May 1874

Summary

Intends to keep working on [Descent, 2d ed.] proofs despite his illness.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9475

From G. H. Darwin   29 July 1874

Summary

After taking advice he has decided to write an explicit denial and short account of his essay and send it to the Quarterly Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9575

From G. H. Darwin   5 August 1874

Summary

Regrets he cannot follow the line of denial CD suggests. Explains why he must defend himself against charge that he approves of oppressive laws.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9585

From G. H. Darwin   6 [August] 1874

Summary

Sends a draft of his letter to the editor of the Quarterly Review [137 (1874): 587–9], answering Mivart’s charges. Encloses draft of CD’s letter to John Murray, urging publication of GHD’s defence, with George’s amendments.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 [Aug] 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C56–8; DAR 210.2: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9590

From G. H. Darwin   [6 or 7 August 1874]

Summary

Urges CD not to break with Murray even if he does not force the editor [of Q. Rev.] to insert GHD’s letter [in response to Mivart’s attack]. Murray may have a rule not to meddle with editor.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 or 7] Aug 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9592

From G. H. Darwin   18 October 1874

Summary

Has been invited to lecture at the Royal Institution by Spottiswoode. Discusses subjects he might deal with and his reasons for attempting it.

Tells of a complicated case of a double sale of a living.

Huxley says F. M. Balfour passed brilliantly.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9683

From G. H. Darwin   [8 November 1874]

Summary

Spottiswoode is pressing for an answer to invitation to GHD to lecture at the Royal Institution. GHD is having MS of the paper he has written sent to CD, so that CD can advise whether he should accept the invitation.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9688

From G. H. Darwin   24 October 1874

Summary

GHD explains conduction, radiation, and convection.

His paper on political economy for Royal Institution lecture has reached 60 pages. Plans to send it to Contemporary Review.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 54; 210.2: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9695

From G. H. Darwin   [4 November 1874]

Summary

GHD has been using E. Norman [CD’s copyist], and he apologises if this has caused delays to CD’s work.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9708

From G. H. Darwin   5 December 1874

Summary

Has finished the "cousin paper" and will offer it to W. Farr for the Statistical Society.

Describes other work in progress.

Has CD heard of A. M. Mayer’s curious work on audition of insects [Am. J. Sci. 3d ser. 8 (1874): 89–103?]

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9743
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