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To ?   20 November [1871]

Summary

Asks for some pamphlets, the titles of which have been sent to him by Dr Spengel [see 8053].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (9 April 1963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8076

To an editor   12 October [1871]

Summary

Sends photograph of himself for a proposed memoir in correspondent’s Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Editor
Date:  12 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8003

To Nature   [before 27 April 1871]

Summary

Replies to Francis Galton’s paper on tranfusing blood between rabbits to test Pangenesis [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 19 (1871): 393–40]. FG’s conclusion that his experiments prove Pangenesis to be false is "a little hasty", since CD had never maintained that gemmules in the blood formed any part of his hypothesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 27 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  Nature, 27 April 1871, pp. 502–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7720

To ?   10 May [1871]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for item of criticism in a foreign newspaper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 May [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.396)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7747

To ?   28 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks for the photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7836F

To ?   1 July 1871

Summary

Regrets ill health will prevent his attending the BAAS meeting at Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 July 1871
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7844

To Nature   1 July [1871]

Summary

Refers H. H. Howorth, the writer of "A new view of Darwinism" [Nature 4 (1871): 161–2], to Variation for a discussion of fertility and sterility of organisms in relation to increased food and other factors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Nature, 6 July 1871, pp. 180–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846

To ?   25 February [1871]

Summary

Thanks for two reviews of Descent. Second is "most fair, kind and carefully abstracted".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Manuscripts and Archives Division. (Miscellaneous papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7513

From A child of God   [after 24 February 1871?]

Summary

Urges CD to repent and seek salvation through Christ.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 Feb 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770

To ?   27 September [1871–81]

Summary

Thanks for a book. "I am so much overworked at present that I cannot read it now, & I am a very poor German scholar".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  27 Sept [1871-81]
Classmark:  David Schulson (dealer) (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13886

To ?   18 November [1871–81]

Summary

"With Mr. Charles Darwin’s compliments enclosing one guinea."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  18 Nov [1871–81]
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (14 September 1993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13887

To ?   19 May [1871]

Summary

Thanks for references about dogs. Fears work will not allow him to deal with subject again. Heartily subscribes to what correspondent says about qualities of dogs. Loves his "with all my heart".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 May [1871]
Classmark:  Paul C. Richards (dealer) (Catalogue 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13889

To ?   7 April [1871]

Summary

Asks correspondent to thank Thomas Laycock for his references. CD has been away from home and has not yet consulted his copy of Laycock’s Mind and brain [1860].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  R. M. Smythe (dealer) (November 1998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6102A

To H. M. Westropp   7 November [1871]

Summary

"Please accept my thanks for your kind present of your two Papers."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Date:  7 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8055A

To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   8 November 1871

Summary

CD glad to hear of success of translation of Descent.

Will not go to press with Expression for six or nine months; hopes HHHvZ will think it worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Date:  8 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (B MS Misc.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8056

From A. A. Regnard   8 November 1871

Summary

A French refugee and populariser of CD’s work asks for an audience.

Author:  Albert Regnard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8057

To John Fiske   9 November 1871

Summary

Thanks JF for his lectures, the arguments of which he finds very forcible; is glad to see JF has detected the falseness of much of Mivart’s reasoning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  9 Nov 1871
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 8260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8058

To Hubert Airy   10 [December] 1871

Summary

Discusses movement of ears and contraction of the platysma.

Discusses phyllotaxy, citing work of Carl Nägeli and Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  10 [Dec] 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8060

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Summary

Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

From O. G. Rejlander   11 November 1871

Summary

Can photograph the scene CD requested only in the spring.

Heliotype is cheap but Woodburytype allows alterations.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8062
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