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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

From R. B. Litchfield   [before 2 December 1871]

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Summary

Discussion of H. Spencer’s views on the origin of music.

Author:  Richard Buckley Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 2 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 121–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8129

From Armand de Watteville   5 December [1871]

Summary

Gives publication date for J. C. Lavater, L’Art de connaître les hommes, 1806–9, edited by J. L. Moreau. The first four volumes appeared in 1806.

Author:  Armand de Watteville
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8660

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

From M. C. Stanley   [16 November 1871]

Summary

W. Crookes’s article ["Enquiry into phenomena called spiritual", Q. J. Sci. n.s. 4 (1874): 77–97] "staggers" her. Would like to know CD’s opinion.

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9208

From Karl Scherzer   28 May 1871

Summary

Craniological part of Novara voyage report is done.

Expresses his satisfaction at CD’s election as a Foreign Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

Author:  Karl von Scherzer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9998

From W. E. Darwin   [17 November 1871]

Summary

Says has sent a copy of CD’s memorial to Captain Jones. Passes on Sir Geo. Grey’s comments on pasturage near Morpeth. Tells superstition about straight furrows and fairies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073F

From J. V. Carus   20 November 1871

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Summary

Horns of castrated merino rams remain almost undeveloped.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 117–118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8077

From R. O. Jones   20 November 1871

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Summary

The horns of castrated male lambs compared with horns of ewes. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 506.]

Author:  Robert Owen Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 119–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8078

From S. R. S. Norton   20 November [1871]

Summary

Sends CD a German pamphlet, "War Goethe ein Darwinianer?"

Author:  Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8079

From Francis Galton   21 November 1871

Summary

Asks that the rabbits CD has kept be sent to him; will continue [transfusion] experiments on rats, but using larger [surgical] connection.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A35–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080

From W. E. Darwin   22 November 1871

Summary

Sends back proofs. Praises CD for calm treatment of Mivart. Looks at duck’s mouth. Asks whether CD has seen Snow’s article in the Spectator.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8080F

From David Forbes   22 November [1871]

Summary

Effect of turf covering on the disintegration of rocks. Weathering of rock; relative importance of different agents with different rocks.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8081

From George Busk   24 November 1871

Summary

Thanks for information on platycnemic tibiae found in America. Believes the condition is of two kinds as exemplified by Gibraltar and Cro-Magnon tibiae on one side and the Welsh form on the other. Would like to know which of the two forms the American bones are; their proportions suggest they are very like the Welsh tibiae.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 385
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8084

From Francis Galton   24 November 1871

Summary

Going to Down to see the "most curious" results.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: 37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8085

From E. S. Foster   25 November 1871

Summary

Offers to provide information on the habits of the animals of northern New York and Canada.

Author:  E. Sowden Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8086

From K. T. E. von Siebold   29 November 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for copies of the Origin and Cirripedia;

sends his latest publication in return [Beiträge zur Parthenogenesis der Arthropoden (1871)]. Discusses his work on parthenogenesis which, he believes, is a case of atavism.

Author:  Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8088

From Francis Galton   2 December 1871

Summary

The rabbits arrived safely.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8090

From Ulrich Kirchenpauer   4 December 1871

Summary

Wishes to have CD’s autograph.

Author:  Ulrich Kirchenpauer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 201: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8094

From George Henslow   5 December 1871

Summary

Has frequently defended evolution and natural selection among his clergy brethren.

Now elicits CD’s views on chance.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8097
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