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From Erasmus Galton   30 December 1871

Summary

After reading Descent sends two instances of men and animals using the same muscles to express similar emotional states.

Author:  Erasmus Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8125

From Francis Galton   [after 22 December 1871]

Summary

Gives his account of H. M. Butler’s apparently inherited habit.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 22 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: A42–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8126

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 A. A. Regnard   8 November 1871

Summary

A French refugee and populariser of CD’s work asks for an audience.

Author:  Albert Regnard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8057

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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Summary

Forwards a letter from R. O. Jones on the effects of castration on horns of male lambs.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8061

From O. G. Rejlander   11 November 1871

Summary

Can photograph the scene CD requested only in the spring.

Heliotype is cheap but Woodburytype allows alterations.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8062

From J. M. Rodwell   11 November 1871

Summary

Has read Variation and reports on markings on donkeys similar to those in vol. 1, p. 63.

Author:  John Medows Rodwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8063

From W. W. Baxter   13 November 1871

Summary

Sends CD a measure with capacity of 20 oz or 34.65925 cubic inches.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8065

From J. V. Carus   14 November 1871

Summary

News of progress of German editions of Origin

and Descent.

Asks CD for references on chabius – a Chilean hybrid of goat and sheep.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8067

From Federico Delpino   15 November 1871

Summary

Sends paper on Artemesia.

Praise for Descent.

Has talked to St George Mivart about CD’s health.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8069

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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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
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