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To H. M. Westropp   7 November [1871]

Summary

"Please accept my thanks for your kind present of your two Papers."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Date:  7 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8055A

To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   8 November 1871

Summary

CD glad to hear of success of translation of Descent.

Will not go to press with Expression for six or nine months; hopes HHHvZ will think it worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Date:  8 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (B MS Misc.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8056

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

To John Fiske   9 November 1871

Summary

Thanks JF for his lectures, the arguments of which he finds very forcible; is glad to see JF has detected the falseness of much of Mivart’s reasoning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  9 Nov 1871
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 8260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8058

To Hubert Airy   10 [December] 1871

Summary

Discusses movement of ears and contraction of the platysma.

Discusses phyllotaxy, citing work of Carl Nägeli and Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  10 [Dec] 1871
Classmark:  DAR 143: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8060

From W. E. Darwin   11 November 1871

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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

To Roland Trimen   13 November [1871]

Summary

Regrets he is too unwell to see RT before his departure for the Cape; wishes him well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  13 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8064

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

To W. W. Baxter   14 November [1871]

Summary

Thanks for loan of measure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  14 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Breckenridge Long Box 224 – Autograph Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8066

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

To Daniel Oliver   15 November 1871

Summary

Is it now thought that the spongioles of rootlets secrete carbonic acid which acts on bones and rocks?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 64 (EH 88206047)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8068

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

To F. E. Abbot   16 November [1871]

Summary

Explains why he must decline to write for the Index: his health is poor and he has never systematically thought much on religion. FEA may print his comments, "with qualifications", if he wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Date:  16 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Harvard University Archives (Papers of F. E. Abbot, 1841–1904. Named Correspondence, 1857–1903. Folder: Darwin, Charles and W. E. Darwin (son), 1871–1883, box 44. HUG 1101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8070

To John Lubbock   17 November 1871

Summary

Praises and comments on JL’s essay on insects ["Origin of insects", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 11 (1873): 422–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 7 (EH 88205932)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8072

To J. V. Carus   17 November 1871

Summary

CD offers to mark corrected passages in sheets of 6th edition of Origin.

Discusses question of hybrids between goats and sheep, on which H. von Nathusius has cast doubt in his recent Viehzucht [1872]. CD gives several references for a contrary view.

Asks JVC to inquire about HvN’s assertion that castrated rams have no horns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 80–81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8073

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 Osbert Salvin   30 October 1871

Summary

Sends CD some more ducks’ skins so that he can examine the lamellae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8035

From J. D. Hooker   31 October 1871

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Details of the JDH–Ayrton–Gladstone imbroglio.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 93–5; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’Correspondence vol. 156, Indian Letters, Calcutta Botanic Garden II 1860–1905, ff. 1066–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8036
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