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To ?   3 February [1875–82]

Summary

Asks that enclosed letter be posted for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb [1875-82]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889B

To ?   [February 1875 or earlier?]

Summary

Reports that Variation is out of print. Suggests means of obtaining a copy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [Feb 1875 or earlier?]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) catalogue p. 192 (20 July 1989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9790A

To ?   [after 17 February 1875]

Summary

CD is obliged for a note he will use for a new [2d] edition of Variation [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 17 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9795

From ?   [16 February 1875]

Summary

"The learned Darwin states that Moses taught confusion. | For Man, he boldly says, descends from Ape or Monkey – | I, having read his book, am come to this conclusion | Darwin (at least himself) descends from Ass or Donkey."

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 140.4: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9858

To ?   17 February [1875–8]

Summary

Tells correspondent how to locate Michael Faraday’s widow [Sarah Barnard].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Feb [1875-8]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9859

To Francis Darwin   [c. February 1875?]

Summary

Begs FD’s pardon: his notes on Utricularia amethystina are on same page with those on U. nelumbifolia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [c. Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9219B

From D. Appleton & Co   1 February 1875

Summary

Statement of U. S. sales of Origin, Expression, and Descent.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: A94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9837

From G. G. Bianconi   1 February 1875

Summary

At work on new editions of his books against CD’s theory [La teoria dell’uomo-scimmia (1864); La théorie darwinienne (1874)]. Had hoped to receive CD’s comments, as earlier promised; they would still be useful.

Author:  Giovanni Giuseppe Bianconi
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9838

To Gustav Jäger   3 February 1875

Summary

Comments on GJ’s book [In Sachen Darwins ins-besondere contra Wigand (1874)]. Not convinced that there are species which are fixed or variable independently of the conditions to which they are subjected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustav Jäger
Date:  3 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Frau Dr Hildegard Jaeger (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9839

From Anton Bachmaier   4 February 1875

Summary

Asks for information about alleged regeneration of amputated human fingers and toes. Mentions observations on regeneration of salamander extremities.

Author:  Anton Bachmaier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9840

From J. V. Carus   5 February 1875

Summary

New [3d] German edition of Descent will soon be out.

Will begin translating Journal of researches, which will be first volume of CD’s collected works.

JVC has proposed bringing out all CD’s botanical papers in one or two volumes.

Errata in Descent enclosed.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9841

From Albert Günther   6 February 1875

Summary

Has been appointed to a Keepership at British Museum.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 165: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9842

From J. D. Hooker   [7 February 1875]

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Summary

Has met Capt. George Strong Nares of the Challenger expedition at Huxley’s.

Huxley much at a loss to explain red clay at deep sea-bottom.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9843

To J. V. Carus   7 February 1875

Summary

Thanks JVC for errata [in Descent, 2d ed.].

Discusses work in progress and publication plans.

Will be pleased to receive concluding volume of JVC’s Zoologie [see 8531].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  7 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 131–132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9844

From Anton Dohrn   7 February 1875

Summary

Thanks to CD’s help Zoological Station has passed a crisis and is now flourishing.

Is writing pamphlet on "the origin of vertebrates and the principle of succession of functions" [see 9991 and 10003]. It is likely CD will not be pleased with it, but he thinks he must now, after seven years, bring it out. Seeks to open the way for a new series of theoretical questions.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9845

To J. W. Clark   9 February 1875

Summary

Thanks for information about effect of fear on the iris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Warner Clark
Date:  9 Feb 1875
Classmark:  University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9847

To Albert Günther   9 February [1875]

Summary

Rejoices at AG’s "honourable & important" position [Keeper of the Zoological Department, British Museum].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  9 Feb [1875]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9848

From J. T. Knowles   9 February 1875

Summary

Assures CD that space will be reserved in the April Contemporary Review for W. D. Whitney’s article and solicits an introductory section from C.D.

Author:  James Thomas Knowles
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Feb 1875
Classmark:  Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (William Dwight Whitney family papers (MS 555) Box 22, folder 584 1875 Feb. 8-11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9848F

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   10 February 1875

Summary

Has been experimenting with phosphates on Drosera and wonders whether animals digest a particular one.

Asks whether Huxley has approached him regarding the introduction of a vivisection act.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  10 Feb 1875
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9849

To J. D. Hooker   10 February [1875]

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Summary

Is provoked by trouble he is having writing Insectivorous plants.

Curious case of an unknown form of Glaucium in earth covered with slag for 1400 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  10 Feb [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 374–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9850
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