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From H. N. Moseley   3 November 1876

Summary

Sends a Japanese book illustrating the expression of emotions.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10661

To H. N. Moseley   5 November 1876

Summary

Thanks for Japanese book and for HNM’s papers on observations made during Challenger voyage.

Would be pleased if HNM visited him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  5 Nov 1876
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10663

From H. N. Moseley   7 November 1876

Summary

Accepts invitation to Down for 17 or 18 November.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 171: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10665

From H. N. Moseley   [after 17 November 1876]

Summary

Finds he does not have a duplicate of the Japanese natural history book. Sends other volumes of grotesque pictures.

He can show F. W. Hutton erred in calling Peripatus novae zelandiae self-fertilising; suspects J. F. Bullar has made a similar error on parasitic Isopoda. They both mistook spermatophores for testes.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10678

To H. N. Moseley   22 November [1876]

Summary

Thanks for Japanese books, and papers by HNM.

Comments on Peripatus.

Not disappointed at what William Thomson says about evolution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  22 Nov [1876]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10685

To H. N. Moseley   7 February 1877

Summary

Would like to see the photographs.

Was glad to read HNM’s paper on the New Zealand Peripatus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  7 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10834F

From H. N. Moseley   24 November 1878

Summary

Sends revises [of his Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger", 1872–6 (1879)] and asks permission to dedicate it to CD.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11761

To H. N. Moseley   26 November [1878]

Summary

Thanks for HNM’s offer to dedicate book [Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger" (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  26 Nov [1878]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11762

To H. N. Moseley   20 January 1879

Summary

Thanks for HNM’s [Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger" (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  20 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11837

From H. N. Moseley   21 January 1879

Summary

Thanks CD for accepting dedication.

Asks CD to support his candidacy for position as Registrar of the University of London by talking to Sir John Lubbock, one of the most influential members of the Senate.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11840

To H. N. Moseley   23 and 30 January 1879

Summary

Has told John Lubbock how highly he thinks of HNM’s work, and has heard that HMN’s claims will be fully considered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  23 and 30 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Christie’s London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11843F

To H. N. Moseley   4 February 1879

Summary

Comments on HNM’s book [Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger" (1879)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  4 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11858

From H. N. Moseley   5 February 1879

Summary

Sends regards from Capt. Charles Owen, who had collected beetles for CD.

Owen’s son is going to Oregon with Wallis Nash.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11860

To H. N. Moseley   2 May 1880

Summary

Invites HNM to Down on 9 May.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  2 May 1880
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12594H

From H. N. Moseley   30 April 1880

Summary

F. V. Dickins feels hurt at CD’s censure of him over the Omori shell mound controversy [see Collected papers 2: 222–3]. Dickins is well educated in science and long familiar with Japan, having been editor of the Japan Mail. In Japan, E. S. Morse is considered a charlatan, and American scientists, e.g., A. Agassiz, have a low opinion of him.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12595

From H. N. Moseley   24 September 1881

Summary

Asks CD for a testimonial as he is a candidate for Chair in Zoology at Oxford.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 202: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13354

To H. N. Moseley   25 September 1881

Summary

Gives his high opinion of HNM’s abilities.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Date:  25 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13355

From H. N. Moseley   7 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for presentation copy of Earthworms.

Describes a worm from Ceylon.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13375

From H. N. Moseley   9 October 1881

Summary

Sends a paper by Arnold von Lasaulx ["Ueber sogenannten kosmischen Staub", Mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 3 (1880–1): 517–32. HNM does not believe in meteoric dust, which CD takes for granted in Earthworms.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 261
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13384

From H. N. Moseley   27 November 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for support in his election as Linacre Professor at Oxford.

J. Y. Buchanan, of the Challenger, says deep-sea red mud is fine because, like CD’s vegetable mould, it has been digested by worms and echinoderms.

Visited by John MacNeile Price, the son of CD’s friend from Chile, Mr Price; the son is now Surveyor General of Hong Kong.

Author:  Henry Nottidge Moseley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 171: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13516
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