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To ?   23 January [1875–82]


Turns down an offer to undertake a German translation of one of his works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Jan [1875-81]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (11 July 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9828G

To ?   31 [January 1875–82]


[Provides directions for travel to Down by train.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Jan [1875-82]
Classmark:  Romero de Tejada 1982, p. 150; Museo Nacional de Etnología [now Antropología], Madrid
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889A

From J. D. Hooker   16 January 1875



JDH wins over Douglas Galton and Lord Henry Lennox on assistant secretary for himself.

Has called on Murray and told him Quarterly Review had disgraced itself by attacking George and CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 104: 9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9820

To J. D. Hooker   17 January [1875]



Astonished at JDH’s success versus Galton

and his attack on Murray is superb. Has written a formal letter to Mivart enumerating his offences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 372–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9821

From A. G. Dew-Smith   17 January 1875


Sends a letter from Anton Dohrn, which, if CD approves, will be printed with a list of all donors to the Naples Zoological Station. AGD-S has just returned from a visit to the Station and gives an account of its status. German government has made a grant.

Author:  Albert George Dew-Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9822

From T. H. Huxley   18 January 1875


Agrees with CD on vivisection. Will communicate with Burdon Sanderson and see what can be done.

Mivart’s wriggle.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9823

To George Bentham   18 January [1875]


Thanks GB for his "Report on [the recent progress and present state of] systematic botany" [Rep. BAAS (1874): 27–54] and for the way in which he refers to CD’s book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  18 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3: Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree-Dyer, (1830–1884) 719)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9824

To A. G. Dew-Smith   19 January [1875]


Discusses subscriptions for the Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albert George Dew-Smith
Date:  19 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.462)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9825

To Alpheus Hyatt   21 January [1875]


Thanks for note and extract.

Will be glad to read AH’s memoir when published [? "The Jurassic and Cretaceous Ammonites collected in South America by Prof. James Orton" Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. [Proc Mem Jnl!?] 17 (1875): 365–72].

Recalls AH’s visit to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alpheus Hyatt
Date:  21 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Maryland Historical Society (Alpheus Hyatt Papers MS 1007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9826

From T. H. Huxley   22 January 1875


Writes on behalf of Royal Society Polar Committee for suggestions concerning instructions to naturalists on new expedition.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9827

To Linnean Society   23 January [1875]


Thanks Council for their kindness; even if he had known that the right to reprint papers was a recognised one he would have asked the Council’s consent [before reprinting Climbing plants?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Linnean Society
Date:  23 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9828

To John Murray   23 January [1875–82]


Thanks for two German letters about translations, which he has answered. The enclosed one contains a proposal for CD’s correspondent to bring out a translation of a very successful German book, and must be answered by the correspondent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  23 Jan [1875-82]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (14 September 1993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9828F

To B. G. Wilder   26 January [1875]


CD expresses his high opinion of BGW’s papers. Thinks one on brains of dogs particularly valuable ["Anatomical papers on brain of dogs", Rep. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. (1874)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Burt Green Wilder
Date:  26 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841–1925: Box 1, Folder 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9830

To T. H. Huxley   27 January [1875]


Sends suggestions for observations on glacial phenomena that might be made on the [Polar] expedition [of H. M. S. Alert and Discovery, 1875–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A48–53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9831

To E. B. Tylor   [28 January 1875]


The review of EBT’s book ["Primitive Man: Tylor and Lubbock"] in the Quarterly Review [137: 40–77] last year contained a false and malicious attack on CD’s son George. CD knows it was written by St George Mivart. CD wishes to take every opportunity to say how false a man he considers him to be.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Date:  [28 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 50254 ff. 81–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9832

From E. B. Tylor   29 January [1875]


Does CD think it desirable for EBT’s wife to produce a new English translation of A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben (1864–7)]?

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9833

To B. A. E. Cookson   30 January 1875


Is happy to send his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Blanche Althea Elizabeth Cookson
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9834

From George Brownen   30 January 1875


Suspects a plant he has found, Hyoscyamus niger, is insectivorous. Its hairs in water caused dissolution of egg-white.

Author:  George Brownen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9835

From Michael Foster   30 January 1875


Account of the fund to help Anton Dohrn’s zoological station at Naples.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 215/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9835F

From A. W. Malm   31 January 1875


Sends his paper.

Author:  August Wilhelm Malm
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9836
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