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To J. J. Moulinié   16 May [1867]

Summary

Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, f. 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6176

From Edward Blyth   [after 24 February 1867]

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Summary

Sexual differences in bird species and seasonal variation in plumage.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6403

From John Lubbock   27 October [1867]

Summary

Wants information on Fuegian harpoons. Must prepare second edition of Prehistoric times.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6433

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

On origin of hand-shaking.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7041

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Expression: derivation of the term "brown study".

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7042

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72?]

Summary

A fragment that may contain information for Expression.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72?]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 53v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7043

From F. J. Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Sends extract from Charma [Essai sur le langage (1846)] on the origin of nodding and shaking the head [See Expression, p. 273 n. 17].

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 47, DAR 195.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7060

From F. J. Wedgwood   [1867–72]

Summary

Extract from Seneca’s letters establishes that hiding the face in shame was not a classical gesture.

Author:  Frances Julia (Snow) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1867–72]
Classmark:  DAR 195.1: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7062

From J. D. Hooker   [27 July 1867]

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Summary

Back from Switzerland. Mrs Hooker much improved.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 July 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5586

To J. D. Hooker   29 July [1867]

Summary

Pleased JDH will come next Saturday.

Asks him to return Adam Bede.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5587

From J. D. Hooker   30 July [1867]

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Plans to come to Down on Saturday.

Returned Adam Bede two years ago.

Wishes CD would return Tylor’s Early history of mankind

and his own Himalayan journal with his notes, "both of which I have lent, i.e., lost".

Lyell well and full of "Insular" difficulties which he will propound.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 172–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5588

To William Bowman   30 July [1867]

Summary

Plans to write a book on expression. Questions WB on orbicular muscle in screaming infant and function of muscle contractions in looking at a distant object.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  30 July [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 8 (EH 8820 6060)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5589

From Hermann Julius Meyer   30 July 1867

Summary

Sends fourth volume of A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben. First three sent at V. O. Kovalevsky’s request. Asks CD’s support for an English edition, since this is the first extensive popular work based on CD’s theory.

Author:  Hermann Julius Meyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5590

To Fritz Müller   31 July [1867]

Summary

Has abstracted for insertion in his sterility chapter [Variation 2, ch. 18], FM’s observations of plant’s pollen being poisonous to itself.

Occurrence of mimetic plants.

Colouring of Planariae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  31 July [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5591

From Edouard Bornet   [before 20 August 1867]

Summary

Sends ten different forms of Draba and Jordan’s instructions on when to sow seeds.

Reports sterility of a cross of two varieties of Papaver.

Thanks CD for a memoir.

Author:  Jean-Baptiste-Édouard (Édouard) Bornet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 20 Aug 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5592

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 August [1867]

Summary

Thanks WBT for proofs of his new book [Pigeons (1868)].

Hopes he still intends to try the experiment with dyed pigeons.

Was surprised to hear of B. P. Brent’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5593

To John Murray   4 August [1867]

Summary

Asks whether JM is interested in publishing A. E. Brehm, Illustrirtes Thierleben [4 vols. (1864–7)], which has had immense sale on the continent.

Is making good progress with proofs [of Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 171–172)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5594

From Charles Lyell   4 August 1867

Summary

Comments on proof-sheets of Variation.

His revisions of Principles of geology, 10th ed.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1867
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 415–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5595

From William Bowman   5 August 1867

Summary

Supposes that infants’ eyes bulge and become engorged with blood during fits of sneezing or screaming, but doubts Charles Bell’s experiment of opening and observing eyes turn from pale to red [Anatomy and philosophy of expression (1844)].

Discusses the action of the eye when looking at distant objects.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 267 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5596

From John Murray   5 August [1867]

Summary

He is unacquainted with Brehm’s work [Thierleben]. Asks that a volume be sent so he can form an opinion on publishing it.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5597
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