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To W. E. Darwin   20 [January or February 1871?]

Summary

Asks WED’s help in acquiring expression photographs and engravings.

Wishes to send Langstaff a copy of his book [Expression], in gratitude for his valuable notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 [Jan or Feb] 1871
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8529

From Francis Darwin   [after 1871?]

Summary

Sends abstract, and will bring book on Saturday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8715F

To J. B. Innes   13 January 1871

Summary

CD has forgotten about S. J. O. Horsman and the church organ and asks for any information that will help him inform his solicitors in connection with a document he has received and encloses. Will not apologise for what he said, but is ignorant of what it was.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  13 Jan 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7439

From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 January [1871]

Summary

Has received (from CD) the sheets of the second volume [of Descent].

He fears he has offended CD or someone in England and he begs to know his offence.

His brother is working at the Red Sea and wishes CD to know that he has evidence for the affinity of ascidians and vertebrates in their nervous systems.

Plans to go to Paris upon its imminent capitulation to help his sister-in-law.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7442

From W. W. Reade   16 January 1871

Summary

Meeting with CD postponed.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7443

To J. B. Innes   18 January [1871]

Summary

CD’s anxiety about being examined in court if Horsman [former curate at Down] brings suit. He doubts it will happen, but if so will defend himself to utmost.

Has pleasant recollections of his relations with JBI.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  18 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7445

To A. R. Wallace   18 January [1871]

Summary

Sends ARW advance copy of vol. 1 [of Descent] for his review in Academy. Vol. 2 is delayed by index. "Do not swear at me more than you can help."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  18 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives (Autograph Letters: Stanley Withers Collection: 925.7 18 Jan 1872)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7446

From St G. J. Mivart   19 January 1871

Summary

Has sent CD his book [Genesis of species (1871)]. Has not said a word in opposition to CD except where his view of the truth necessitated it.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7447

To J. D. Hooker   21 January [1871]

Summary

Finished the last proofs of Descent a few days ago. "I shall be well abused."

St George Mivart’s Genesis [of species]: very good, unfortunately theological. Will tell heavily against natural selection but not against evolution, and this is "infinitely more important".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 186–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7448

From J. B. Innes   21 January 1871

Summary

JBI regrets his part in appointments of his successors.

His friendship with CD and its effect on his fellow clerics.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 167: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7449

To Albert Günther   21 January [1871]

Summary

Invites AG to stay at Down. Winwood Reade and, he hopes, Hooker and Robert Swinhoe will be there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  21 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7450

To St G. J. Mivart   21 January [1871]

Summary

Is obliged for StGJM’s book [On the genesis of species (1871)].

Would not have sent him vol. 1 [of Descent] if he had known that StGJM’s book was already published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  21 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers), 11 June 2008
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7450A

From St G. J. Mivart   22 January 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for vol. 1 of Descent. Feels nothing but sympathy and esteem for a writer labouring for the promotion of what he conscientiously believes to be the truth.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7451

To William Bowman   [before 26] January [1871]

Summary

Sends enclosure copied from letter of F. C. Donders [7207?] dealing with orbicular muscle. Asks about secretion of tears resulting from spasmodic action of orbicular muscle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  [before 26] Jan [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7452

To St G. J. Mivart   [23 January 1871]

Summary

Comments on StGJM’s book [Genesis of species (1871)]. Has no personal objection to a word of it, but regrets their views differ so much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  [23 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7453

To St G. J. Mivart   23 January [1871]

Summary

Acknowledges StGJM’s kind letter. [See 7451.]

Offers to alter the "dogmatic assertion" referred to on page 102 [of StGJM’s On the genesis of species] but in 5th ed. of Origin and in Variation CD finds only qualified expressions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  23 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7453A

From St G. J. Mivart   24 January 1871

Summary

Is sorry CD found Genesis of species unfairly critical. Assures CD of his just intentions and offers to alter certain words and phrases in a new edition. Emphasises his high regard for CD but fears his views are leading to religious decay.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7454

To J. B. Innes   26 January [1871]

Summary

CD’s health has been poor.

Appreciates JBI’s letter and his expression of friendship.

In the opinion of a Q.C., Horsman has no case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  26 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7455

From William Bowman   26 January 1871

Summary

Reports his observations on the concurrence of orbicular muscle spasms, engorgement of eyes with blood, and formation of tears.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7456

From J. V. Carus   26 January 1871

Summary

A bibliographical query arising in translation of Descent. Two misprints noted.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7457
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