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From F. A. Hanbury   4 September 1871

Summary

Thanks for £5 for the Voysey fund.

Author:  Francis Alfred Hanbury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7923

From Anton Dohrn   7 September 1871

Summary

Reports on the international support he has obtained for the zoological station [see 7038]. Asks CD whether he will serve on a board of naturalists who would receive an annual report on the station.

Huxley is now convinced by AD’s views on homologies of the nervous system of arthropods, annelids, and vertebrates. Kovalevsky takes the same line but does not go far enough.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7925

From Wallis Nash   9 September 1871

Summary

In hunting dogs behavioural and physical traits are often inherited together and from either male or female parent.

Author:  Wallis Nash
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 172: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7928

From H. Ramu   9 September 1871

Summary

Informs CD that there are goats at Nancy with maxillary appendages similar to those of the ancient Irish pig [see Variation 1: 75].

Author:  H Ramu
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7929

From George Busk   10 September 1871

Summary

Replies to CD’s queries about the homologies of the avicularian and vibracular organs of Polyzoa and gives examples of gradations between the two.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7930

From E. A. Darwin   10 September [1871]

Summary

Writes to check on stock certificates received.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7931

From E. A. Darwin   12 [September 1871]

Summary

Sees mistake he made on certificates; will make list for future use.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 [Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B78–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7935

From W. W. Reade   12 September 1871

Summary

Prefers W. C. Wells’s explanation of the formation of the Nehro type to CD’s sexual selection.

Outlines his view of the origin of man by natural selection.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7936

From Francis Galton   13 September 1871

Summary

Is turning to experiments with rats, "Siamesed together" for cross-circulation.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A33–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7938

From E. A. Darwin   13 September [1871]

Summary

Location of stock certificates.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7939

From Giuseppe Carboni   13 September 1871

Summary

Requests CD’s autograph.

Sends photograph of an emblem, which he uses as his personal symbol: "Moleshott, Büchner, Darwin: Scienza e Natura, Forza e Materia".

Author:  Giuseppe Carboni
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7942

From E. A. Darwin   [after 13 September 1871]

Summary

Georgina [Tollet?] is eager to see a copy of Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 13 Sept 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7946

From W. W. Reade   15 September 1871

Summary

Believes CD will not consider him a good Darwinian since he accepts natural selection only as a secondary law.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7947

From H. Marval   15 September 1871

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Summary

Observations on behaviour of spiders in Astrakhan and Turkestan.

Author:  H. Marval
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7948

From W. W. Reade   18 September 1871

Summary

There is a primary law of growth and innate improvement. Natural selection is a secondary law that operates to "arrange the details". This is not Lamarckian, because will is not involved.

Thanks for Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Amused by critics who say CD is metaphysically unsophisticated.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7950

From A. D. Bartlett   19 September 1871

Summary

Geese do not commonly sift water through their bills for food, as they feed on land. A few have well-developed lamellae for sifting. Will have his son check at Zoological Garden.

Author:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7951

From Edward Bartlett   20 September 1871

Summary

Reports on variations in the development of lamellae and how the bills are used in several kinds of geese. Will send skins for examination.

Author:  Edward Bartlett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7954

From W. W. Reade   20 September 1871

Summary

Surprised at Mivart’s harsh review [Q. Rev. 131 (1871): 47–90], considering courteous tone of his book. Assures CD he has not been converted by Mivart.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7955

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
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