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From C. H. Thiebout   [1871]

Summary

As a follower of CD, Spencer, and Kant, wishes to announce his work on the origin of "foolish illnesses" and prostitution [? Kort begrip der proefunderlijke zielkunde (1869)].

Author:  Carel Hendrik Thiebout
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6523

From William Turner   [1871?]

Summary

Extract from Robert Knox on hermaphroditism [Lond. Med. Gaz. 12 Jan 1844].

Author:  William Turner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7414

From O. G. Rejlander   [1871]

Summary

Observations on expression.

Author:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7418

From Francis Wedgwood   4 January 1871

Summary

Depth of furrows in old field.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7428

From W. W. Reade   6 January [1871]

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On sexual selection and the sense of beauty among the W. African Negroes.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7429

From Federico Delpino   7 January 1871

Summary

Sends his new work, Ulteriori osservazioni sulla dicogomia pt 2, fasc. 1.

Has found no nectar in Orchis morio or O. maculata in Italy and has seen no insects visiting the plants.

Gives his observations on cross- and self-fertilisation in cereals.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 111: A77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7430

From A. F. Boardman   8 January 1871

Summary

More speculations [see 5811] on the evolutionary development of man, relating progress to the consumption of better food and the availability of moist air.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7431

From Francis Galton   9 January 1871

Summary

Definite results have been delayed, but he is optimistic.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A23–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7432

From Francis Wedgwood   9 January 1871

Summary

Appearance and depth of furrows in old field.

Author:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7433

From W. W. Reade   10 January 1871

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Summary

Sends quotation about Lycurgus and Spartan exposure of infants who were deemed defective.

Bibliographic references on sense of beauty and morals.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7435

From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 January [1871]

Summary

Has received (from CD) the sheets of the second volume [of Descent].

He fears he has offended CD or someone in England and he begs to know his offence.

His brother is working at the Red Sea and wishes CD to know that he has evidence for the affinity of ascidians and vertebrates in their nervous systems.

Plans to go to Paris upon its imminent capitulation to help his sister-in-law.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7442

From W. W. Reade   16 January 1871

Summary

Meeting with CD postponed.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7443

From St G. J. Mivart   19 January 1871

Summary

Has sent CD his book [Genesis of species (1871)]. Has not said a word in opposition to CD except where his view of the truth necessitated it.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7447

From J. B. Innes   21 January 1871

Summary

JBI regrets his part in appointments of his successors.

His friendship with CD and its effect on his fellow clerics.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 167: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7449

From St G. J. Mivart   22 January 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for vol. 1 of Descent. Feels nothing but sympathy and esteem for a writer labouring for the promotion of what he conscientiously believes to be the truth.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7451

From St G. J. Mivart   24 January 1871

Summary

Is sorry CD found Genesis of species unfairly critical. Assures CD of his just intentions and offers to alter certain words and phrases in a new edition. Emphasises his high regard for CD but fears his views are leading to religious decay.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7454

From William Bowman   26 January 1871

Summary

Reports his observations on the concurrence of orbicular muscle spasms, engorgement of eyes with blood, and formation of tears.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7456

From J. V. Carus   26 January 1871

Summary

A bibliographical query arising in translation of Descent. Two misprints noted.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7457

From St G. J. Mivart   26 January 1871

Summary

Is glad CD does not believe he is biased by an odium theologicum. Comments on the first volume of Descent. Is convinced of the truth of evolution, but believes natural selection plays only a secondary role and that man is fundamentally different from the rest of creation.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7458

From A. R. Wallace   27 January 1871

Summary

Response to [vol. 1 of] CD’s Descent.

Not yet convinced on sexual selection and protection, though their differences are not so great as CD thinks.

On man, he does not think CD has accounted for every step of his development by "ascertained laws".

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7460
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