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From ?   [1873?]

Summary

Notes on CD’s Expression.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8706

From ?   [1873–4?]

Summary

Cancelled: enclosure to S 9290.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873–4?]
Classmark:  DAR 69: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8714

From Stanley Haynes   [1873?]

Summary

Notes headed "Observations on the expression of the emotions".

Author:  Stanley Haynes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8708

From Felix Choice   [1873?]

Summary

Has read Expression, and assures CD some people cry when happy.

Author:  Felix Choice
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8710

From J. B. Dunbar-Brander   [before 9 July 1873]

Summary

Offers different explanations [from CD’s in Expression] for movements of dogs after voiding, and for their turning around before lying down.

CD is also wrong in saying hares do not cry except when they suffer.

Author:  James Brander Dunbar-Brander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 July 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8711

From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   [1873?]

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Summary

Translation of some of his annotations in Dutch edition of Expression.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873?]
Classmark:  DAR 53.1: B44–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8712

From James Paget   [1873]

Summary

"Sir William Gull has just brought me the enclosed quotations from Chaucer, as illustrations of the closure of the eyes in effort. [In "The Nun’s priest’s tale" in Canterbury tales the fox tricks Chanticleer into crowing, whereupon Chanticleer closes his eyes to make the effort (and gets seized by the fox).] He begs me to send them to you.

I have lately seen a terrier who very distinctly frowns during mental excitement – not always with anger, but often, I think, with anxiety, as in expecting food."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  S. Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713

From Francis Darwin   [1873]

Summary

Klein says water ought to be changed daily. Asks to tell G Revalenta shop shut. Klein reports discovery about toads’ ova does not bear on pangenesis.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713F

From Francis Darwin   [1–15 March 1873]

Summary

Has sent Vichy water, discusses prescription. Tell Arthur Parslow not to continue on colchicum for gout if doesn’t suit him. May go to Pryor’s on Sunday.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1-15 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8714F

From J. P. M. Weale to J. N. Lockyer   [January 1873]

Summary

On expression among Kaffirs and Hottentots.

Author:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8716

From C. L. Brace   [August? 1873]

Summary

Reports that the ability to move ears is common among the Sioux.

Author:  Charles Loring Brace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Aug? 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 273 (fragile letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8717

From Alois Humbert   [before 18] January 1873

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Summary

On a humming-bird Sphinx moth which tried to extract nectar from flowers on wallpaper. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 317.]

Author:  Alois Humbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18] Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 89: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8718

From Hubert Airy   3 January 1873

Summary

HA’s paper on leaf arrangement is almost ready; asks CD to communicate it to the Royal Society. Seeks permission to quote from CD’s notes.

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 159: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8720

From Lajos Felméri   3 January 1873

Summary

Thanks for copy of Expression. Notes on expression among the Széklers.

Sends a copy of his book of travels in Scotland.

Author:  Lajos Felméri
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8723

From J. D. Baldwin   4 January 1873

Summary

Has studied CD’s books and accepts evolution without giving up belief in creation of first forms.

On theory in Descent, suggests offspring of the original [human] progenitor dispersed before a human stage arrived at; this would account for races and languages with no discernible common origin.

Author:  John Denison Baldwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8725

From J. D. Hooker   7 January 1873

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Summary

Fascinated by Greg’s Enigmas, though its matter is weak.

Is vexed at being drawn into hostility toward British Museum through William Carruthers’ insolence and presumption.

Recounts visit with Edward Cardwell [Secretary for War].

Has sent Candolle’s book to Gladstone.

JDH indignant at Gladstone’s speech putting English science below French and German.

Thinks it is an accepted dogma that glandular hairs are excreting only. Will ask others to confirm.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 140–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8727

From J. D. Hooker   12 January 1873

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Summary

Drosophyllum is coming from Dublin. Will ship it to Down when it arrives.

The awful honour of Presidency of Royal Society; his aversion to dignities and honours.

R. Strachey [Proc. R. Geogr. Soc. (1873): 450] has paid him and CD a compliment.

Letter from Gladstone.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8732

From J. D. Hooker   [13 or 20 January 1873]

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Summary

The Drosophyllum goes to Orpington by train this evening.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 or 20] Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 103: 138–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8734

From A. R. Wallace   14 January 1873

Summary

Is not surprised CD dissents from his criticisms [of Expression?]. Holds to his own interpretation of the expression of astonishment.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 181: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8736

From Alphonse de Candolle   14 January 1873

Summary

Thanks for Expression, which has made him wonder whether his shyness in public until the age of 55 resulted from fear of subjecting his face to ridicule.

Criticises F. Galton’s Hereditary genius [1869] for neglecting environmental influence.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 161: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8737
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