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From Chauncey Wright   21 June 1871

Summary

Sends his review of St George Mivart’s book [Genesis of species] [North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 64–103] in which CW defends natural selection.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7829

From Chauncey Wright   1 August 1871

Summary

Discusses revising his North American Review article [see 7829] for publication as a pamphlet in England.

Plans to publish a further article on phyllotaxy.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7890

From Chauncey Wright   11 October 1871

Summary

Thanks CD for copies of the pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

His memoir on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415] will soon be printed.

Has met CD’s sons.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8002

From Chauncey Wright   3 April 1872

Summary

Discusses Mivart’s reply ["Genesis of species", North Am. Rev. 114 (1872): 451–68] to CW’s review and to Huxley.

Asks whether CD knows anyone to whom he could usefully send a copy of his phyllotaxy paper [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8273

From Chauncey Wright   24 May 1872

Summary

Has replied [in North Am. Rev. 115 (1872): 1–30] to Mivart’s communication to the North American Review [114 (1872): 451–68].

Discusses the degree of fixedness of different characters in organisms.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8351

From Chauncey Wright   29 August 1872

Summary

Discusses ideas on the development of language; agrees with CD that it is a process governed by unconscious selection; he considers it analogous to unconscious selection of domestic animals by savages. Remarks on the differing views of Max Müller and W. D. Whitney regarding the origin of language and its development. Comments on the extent to which unintentional effects can be ascribed directly to the agency of free intelligent wills.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8493

From Chauncey Wright   2 September 1872

Summary

Arranges to visit CD at Down.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8507

From Chauncey Wright   9 September 1872

Summary

Discusses the mental powers and habits of animals and considers that those of man are not separated from those of animals by any sort of fundamental barrier; the gulf seems formidable only from a self-conscious, human point of view. Man’s important distinction is his greater ability to act and respond independently of external stimuli, in consequence of his internal accumulation of personal experience.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8515

From Chauncey Wright   3 September 1874

Summary

Writes at length on the origins and meanings of particular head movements as used to express assent or disagreement, especially the sideways movements of the head as an expression of consideration or contemplation.

Also discusses space and colour perception.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 181: 172, 173 f. 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624

From Chauncey Wright   24 February 1875

Summary

Speculates on the function of eyebrows and of hair and the furrows of the forehead. Considers many features and faculties to serve, or to have served, more than one function, either simultaneously or successively. Determining the one function through which natural selection has acted in developing it is unrealistic and not worth while.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 173 fos. 1–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9871
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