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To J. J. Moulinié   12 July [1871]


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

From A. R. Wallace   12 July 1871


Chauncey Wright’s article is sound, but so obscure ARW doubts utility of printing it separately.

Gives his own detailed analysis of Mivart’s attack.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B103–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7861

From Otto Kratz   12 July 1871


Sends photographs of very hairy Burmese natives; suggests they may be the "missing link".

Author:  Otto Kratz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 169: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7862

To John Murray   13 July [1871]


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

From John Coghlan   13 July 1871



JC offers to collect information under CD’s guidance.

Gives some notes on the colours of different horse breeds.

Mentions a wild duck that appears to be polygamous

and his observations on male ostriches with broods of young.

Author:  John Coghlan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7864

To Chauncey Wright   13 and 14 July [1871]


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

From George Grove   15 July 1871


The cat exhibition was a success. Asks whether the next one might be made to serve interests of science and of CD’s investigations by, for example, offering prizes for cats with special modifications or characters.

Author:  George Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7866

To Asa Gray   16 July [1871]


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

From A. R. Wallace   16 July 1871


Sorry CD allows criticisms of Darwinism to worry him.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7868

From Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften   16 July 1871


CD named a corresponding member of the mathematical-scientific section of the Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Author:  Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 230: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7868A

To Chauncey Wright   17 July [1871]


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]


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]


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

From Andrew Smith   18 July 1871


Thanks CD for a letter to Galton which enabled him to get information on the inhabitants of a part of South Africa. Is trying to work up the ethnology of South Africa, but fears he will become disheartened.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7872

From A. G. Butler   18 July 1871



Observations on ocelli of Brahmaea certhia.

Monstrosity born to a woman – half bear, half human.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 94–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7873

To James Croll   19 July [1871]


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

To J. D. Caton   20 July 1871


Letter of introduction for his sons [G. H. and Francis Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  20 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.402)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7875

From G. C. Oxenden   21 July 1871


Will send Ophrys apifera var. lutea.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 173: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7876

From J. D. Hooker   22 July 1871



Has given CD’s name to a species of Abutilon found by Fritz Müller.

Pleased at Henrietta [Darwin]’s engagement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7877

To J. D. Hooker   23 July [1871]


Honoured by Abutilon name; describes observations on its fertilisation.

Henrietta’s marriage a great loss to him.

Latest Quarterly Review has article, "evidently by Mivart", that cuts CD into mincemeat.

Asks for name of species of mouse J. S. Henslow used to keep [see 598].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 July [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 199–200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7878
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