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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 Edward Bartlett   1 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for ducks’ skins, for which he encloses postal order.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Bartlett
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7843

To A. G. Butler   1 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks AGB for "various notes".

Would like to hear his views about the Brahmaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7845

To C. V. Riley   1 July [1871]

Summary

Would be delighted to see CVR at Down, but is in precarious health and cannot talk to anyone for more than an hour.

Wrote to CVR a few weeks ago to thank him for his book [see 7794].

Will expect CVR on Thursday unless he hears otherwise.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (Fall 1996 catalogue)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846F

To W. R. Grove   4 July [1871]

Summary

Has never before noticed with care the markings on finger-ends. Compares them to the complex whirl-pool patterns of human foetal lanugo.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  4 July [1871]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7849

To J. D. Hooker   5 July [1871]

Summary

Lady Lyell’s anxiety over Lyell’s health.

Preparing new edition of Origin.

Asks whether anything was observed [in Morocco] on expressions.

Did JDH notice whether pollen-masses in Ophrys apifera in N. Africa fall on the stigma, as in England?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 July [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 197–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7850

To C. F. Bergstedt?   6 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks author of an anonymous Swedish review of CD’s works [in Samtiden, Vecksckrift för politik och litteratur, ed. C. F. Bergstedt, nos. 23–5 (1871): 358–64, 374–81, 390–7]. CD is surprised to learn the Origin has appeared in Swedish [1869].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Fredrik Bergstedt
Date:  6 July [1871]
Classmark:  Kungliga biblioteket, National Library of Sweden
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7852

To C. V. Riley   8 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for letter of introduction for his sons visiting America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  8 July [1871]
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (15 January 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7854F

To A. R. Wallace   9 July [1871]

Summary

Requests advice about Chauncey Wright’s article on Mivart’s Genesis of species [North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 64–103]. CD thinks of publishing it as a pamphlet to counter impact of Mivart’s criticism of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  9 July [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7855

To W. R. Grove   9 July [1871]

Summary

Does not think WRG’s theory [about ridges of skin on palm and finger-ends?] will hold.

Does not believe the beard in monkeys and goats could be protective like the lion’s mane.

Thanks him for fact about setters.

Is perplexed about the reported milk secretion in pubescent boys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robert Grove
Date:  9 July [1871]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (Grove)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7856

To A. R. Wallace   12 July [1871]

Summary

CD is allowing his family to decide whether Chauncey Wright’s paper on Mivart is dull.

Health and despondency.

Doubts his ability to answer Mivart successfully [in 6th ed. of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 July [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7858

To J. J. Moulinié   12 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks JJM for willingness to introduce corrections into French edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  12 July [1871]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66 ff. 22-3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7859

To John Murray   13 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks JM for Quarterly Review. Its "cutting" article [on Descent, 131 (1871): 47–90] is worthy of Mivart’s skill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 July [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 248–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7863

To Chauncey Wright   13 and 14 July [1871]

Summary

Comments on CW’s article on phyllotaxy;

discusses criticisms of Origin by Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  13 and 14 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7865

To Asa Gray   16 July [1871]

Summary

CD’s sons, George and Francis, are to visit the U. S. Can AG supply any letters of introduction?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 July [1871]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7867

To Chauncey Wright   17 July [1871]

Summary

Wishes to republish CW’s review as pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Two sons will visit America. Hopes they may call on CW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  17 July [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7869

To George Grove   17 July [1871]

Summary

The cat exhibition might provide information on unusual breeds of cats and their inheritance.

Expresses interest in deafness of white, blue-eyed cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Grove, G.
Date:  17 July [1871]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7870

To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 July [1871]

Summary

One of WBT’s poultry skulls has been misplaced; CD cannot believe he neglected to return it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 July [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7871

To James Croll   19 July [1871]

Summary

Introduces E. L. Youmans to correspondent. Youmans is seeking small monographs by the most competent English authors [for his International Scientific Series].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Croll
Date:  19 July [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7874
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