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From Roland Trimen   20 September 1871

Summary

On St G. J. Mivart’s Genesis of species and Chauncey Wright’s review of it [North Am. Rev. (July 1871)].

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 178: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7956

From Michael Foster   20 September 1871

Summary

Offers his services for the future.

Working hard at establishing physiology at Cambridge.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7957

From Edward Bartlett   21 September 1871

Summary

Lists [with prices] four birds that he has forwarded to CD.

Author:  Edward Bartlett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7959

From Osbert Salvin   21 September 1871

Summary

Promises to answer questions about ducks next week when he has a specimen.

Recently met Capt. Arthur Mellersh.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7960

From Louis Bouton   22 September 1871

Summary

Is enjoying Descent. Sends corroborating facts on heredity, concerning race of people from the Seychelles known for their tall stature, courage, and vigour.

Author:  Louis Sulpice (Louis) Bouton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7961

From John Murray   22 September [1871]

Summary

The pamphlet [Chauncey Wright’s review of Mivart, see 7940] has been distributed to friends and to the press.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 402
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7962

From H. Ramu   24 September 1871

Summary

Sends CD a sketch of goat with maxillary appendages and notes the dimensions of the structures.

Author:  H Ramu
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7967

From W. W. Reade   25 September 1871

Summary

Sees his ideas on conscious and non-conscious intelligence are already in Murphy [J. J. Murphy, Habit and intelligence (1869)].

Encloses an extract from S. W. Baker’s The Albert N’yanza [1866] on the behaviour of the giraffe [See Origin, 6th ed., p. 178], and some references to Baker’s Nile tributaries [1867].

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 69: A49; DAR 176: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7968

From Guiseppe Carboni   25 September 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for autograph and photograph.

The Origin destroys philosophical foundations of religion.

Author:  Giuseppe Carboni
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7969

From St G. J. Mivart   26 September 1871

Summary

Has seen an article by Chauncey Wright ["Darwinism", North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 63–103] and has heard it has been enlarged and reprinted [1871]. As CD has been distributing copies StGM wonders whether he might have one.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7971

From T. H. Huxley   28 September 1871

Summary

Sends proof of article for Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Is grieved to hear that Mivart is author of Quarterly Review article. THH thought better of him than that.

Compares the Origin to Plato’s Republic: "it will remain fresh for two thousand years".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 43–46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7973

From E. B. Tylor   29 September 1871

Summary

Thanks for CD’s praise of his book [Primitive culture (1871)], wonders if he should abridge part into a small popular volume.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 178: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7975

From Thomas Druitt   30 September 1871

Summary

Sends CD £100 as requested. Gives information on bonds purchased on CD’s behalf.

Author:  Thomas Druitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 8 (EH 88206060)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7978

From Albert Günther   1 October 1871

Summary

Sorry to hear of CD’s poor health.

Is hard at work examining Ceratodus.

Encloses discussion of Mus species with functionally prehensile tails.

Encloses argument against freshwater fish entering the sea.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 246; DAR 205.3: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7980

From J. D. Hooker   [2 October 1871]

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On Huxley’s article for Contemporary Review [see 7977] confuting Mivart. It has cheered him,

for he is very low about his mother’s state.

Is also in detestable position with "my lord and master", A. S. Ayrton. JDH has denounced him to the [First] Lord of the Treasury [W. E. Gladstone] for his conduct.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Oct 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7981

From J. L. A. Hope   4 October 1871

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Summary

Anecdote about a gathering of kangaroos.

Author:  James Louis Alexander Hope
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7985

From St G. J. Mivart   4 October 1871

Summary

Thanks for Chauncey Wright’s article. Admits it is clever, but hardly expected CD to think it a serious defence of his position.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7986

From H. B. Dobell   6 October 1871

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of his suggestion that a distinctive mark of species may be the duration of pregnancy, incubation, or germination.

Author:  Horace Benge Dobell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7989

From T. N. Gill   6 October 1871

Summary

Sends some articles on mammals [possibly "On the relations of the orders of mammals", Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. 19 (1870): 267–70, and "On the characteristics of the primary groups of the class of mammals", ibid. 20 (1871): 284–306].

He is a disciple, convinced of CD’s theory of evolution and of natural selection.

In the U. S. almost all refuse to recognize natural selection.

Author:  Theodore Nicholas Gill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7990

From J. V. Carus   7 October 1871

Summary

Publisher would like to produce a translation of Expression. JVC offers to translate it.

Sends passage from Albertus Magnus on colour of horses.

Offers explanation of white colour of sea-birds.

Schweizerbart is now reprinting Descent, nearly all the first 3000 copies having been sold;

new editions of Origin

and of Variation are also planned.

Possibility of a new German translation of Journal of researches.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 80, DAR 161: 81/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7991
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