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From Henry Gillman   31 October 1871

Summary

Sends details of his discoveries of relics and bones of the "mound-builders", and Jeffries Wyman’s comments on them.

Author:  Henry Gillman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8038

From W. E. Darwin   6 November 1871

Summary

Will send back proofs of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8040F

From W. E. Darwin   [19 November 1871]

Summary

Sends comments from himself and Erasmus Darwin on proofs of chapter 7 of Origin 6th ed.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8041F

From F. E. Abbot   1 November 1871

Summary

For CD’s approval, cites passage from CD note he wants to quote in a lecture;

pleads for CD’s moral support for FEA’s work in free-thought movement.

Sends $50 [dollars or pounds!?] because he wants CD to become regular contributor to Index.

Author:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8043

From J. D. Hooker   2 November 1871

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Summary

Henry Holland is taking an active part in helping JDH in the Ayrton affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8046

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1871]

Summary

Apologises for not working very quickly on proofs. Comments on Huxley’s theological critique of Mivart.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048F

From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   3 November 1871

Summary

Wishes to translate Expression into Dutch.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 184: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8049

From G. J. Allman   4 November 1871

Summary

Learned of CD’s interest in new facts bearing on origins of specific forms and sends proof sheets of his Monograph on tubularian hydroids [1871–2] stating his views on the descent of existing hydroids from ancient graptolites.

Author:  George James Allman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 159: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8050

From W. E. Darwin   4 November 1871

Summary

Will write to de Chaumont to ask whether anyone at Netley is able to observe shivering fits. Has not got H. Spencer essays.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052F

From J. W. Spengel   4 November 1871

Summary

Sends CD additions to his bibliographical list [missing].

Reports observations indicating that chimpanzees show compassion.

Author:  Johann Wilhelm Spengel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8053

From S. S. Hennell   7 November 1871

Summary

Marriage is basis of all religious forms of thought, and this is the subjective equivalent of CD’s law that sex is the most important agency of universal development.

Author:  Sara Sophia Hennell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8055

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 Edward Bartlett   20 September 1871

Summary

Reports on variations in the development of lamellae and how the bills are used in several kinds of geese. Will send skins for examination.

Author:  Edward Bartlett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7954

From W. W. Reade   20 September 1871

Summary

Surprised at Mivart’s harsh review [Q. Rev. 131 (1871): 47–90], considering courteous tone of his book. Assures CD he has not been converted by Mivart.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7955
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