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From ?   [after 14 January 1874]

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Extract from the Honolulu Gazette on the decreasing population of the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 14 Jan 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8794

To ?   [1874–5?]

Summary

Although he formed a high opinion of one of the correspondent’s papers, regrets that he could not presume to give an opinion of the merits of a candidate in chemistry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1874–5?]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9217

To ?   1 January 1874

Summary

CD sends thanks for the honour conferred by his election as an honorary member, though ill health may prevent his taking advantage of the privileges granted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Jan 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9222

To ?   3 January 1874

Summary

Has no objection to having his name appear as honorary member of [unidentified] club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9224

To T. H. Farrer   18 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks THF for information from Colonial Office on population statistics showing the inhabitants of some areas are far from becoming sterile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362

From H. H. Howorth   3 January [1874]

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On the extinction of populations. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 183.]

Author:  Henry Hoyle Howorth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8722

From H. H. Howorth   [27 January 1874]

Summary

Sends paper ["Strictures on Darwinism, pt 2", J. Anthropol. Inst. 3 (1874): 208–28].

Refers to articles in the Art Journal on changes in English countenance since the Tudor period.

Author:  Henry Hoyle Howorth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Jan 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9210

From J. S. B. Sanderson   [1874]

Summary

Note on the chemical composition of teeth.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9214

To T. L. Brunton   [1874–5?]

Summary

Comments on behaviour of babies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Date:  [1874–5?]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9215

To Fritz Müller   1 January 1874

Summary

Thanks for two pamphlets.

Sends Thomas Belt’s [The naturalist in Nicaragua (1874)], "the best Nat. Hist. book of travels ever published".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  1 Jan 1874
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9223

From E. P. T. Houk   3 January 1874

Summary

Sends paper she read before AAAS, but which was not accepted for Proceedings.

Author:  Eliza Phillips Thruston Houk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9225

From B. J. Sulivan   5 January 1874

Summary

Mentions family news;

sends a little magazine [missing] dealing with South American mission and showing "what teaching and the gospel of Christ is doing for those poor Natives".

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 177: 299
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9226

To James Crichton-Browne   5 January 1874

Summary

Requests help for George Darwin’s investigation of marriages of first cousins. Seeks to determine proportion of first-cousin offspring among the insane, deaf and dumb, blind, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Crichton-Browne
Date:  5 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 143: 347
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9227

To William Waring   6 January 1874

Summary

CD has previously received information on colours of greyhounds. Now asks whether breeders rear all puppies, and, if not, do they selectively rear more males or females?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Waring
Date:  6 Jan 1874
Classmark:  Kent History and Library Centre (CKS-U1906/Z/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9228

To B. J. Sulivan   6 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks BJS for the missionary pamphlet and his good account of the Fuegians.

Is under the care of Andrew Clark, and feels "very old & helpless".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  6 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9229

To J. D. Hooker   8 January 1874

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Thanks JDH for Asa Gray’s interesting letter.

Would like JDH’s copy of Coral reefs. Needs it for corrections for a new edition. Cannot buy one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 310; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Asa Gray Correspondence: Letter from Gray to Hooker, folio 658)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9231

From Hubert Airy   8 January 1874

Summary

W. J. Beal’s paper ["Phyllotaxis of cones", Am. Nat. 7 (1873): 449–53] shows incompleteness of HA’s theory, but does not invalidate his basic principles on origin of leaf arrangement or the broad applicability of the theory.

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9232

To Smith, Elder & Co.   8 January 1874

Summary

Pleased they will publish a new edition of Coral reefs, and he will soon consider any addenda and write a short preface.

Will return the wood-blocks of Journal of Researches the following week.

Could his copy of Coral Reefs please be returned.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  8 Jan 1874
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 43127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9233F

To Horace Darwin   9 January [1874]

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CD is glad Horace has done "pretty well" in his examination.

Smith and Elder will publish new edition of Coral reefs [1874]; thanks HD for aid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Darwin
Date:  9 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9234

From William Waring   9 January 1874

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Breeders normally destroy weak and puny puppies in large litters, but would keep females if only one or two.

Author:  William Waring
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 90: 76–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9235
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