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To Chauncey Wright   13 and 14 July [1871]

Summary

Comments on CW’s article on phyllotaxy;

discusses criticisms of Origin by Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  13 and 14 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7865

To Chauncey Wright   17 July [1871]

Summary

Wishes to republish CW’s review as pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Two sons will visit America. Hopes they may call on CW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  17 July [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7869

To Chauncey Wright   12 September 1871

Summary

CW’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)] nearly ready. Friends have been much struck by it but say several passages rather obscure.

Glad CW coming to England. Will be delighted to see him at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  12 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 148: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7933

To Chauncey Wright   23 September [1871]

Summary

Forwards a letter. Has distributed 220 copies of the pamphlet [Darwinism 1871].

Thomas Henry Huxley has sent review of St George Jackson Mivart’s On the genesis of species and his review of Descent in Quarterly Review (Mivart 1871a and [Mivart] 1871c) to the Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76] .

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  23 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Massachusetts Historical Society (George E. Nitzsche Unitariana collection, box 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7964F

To Chauncey Wright   28 October 1871

Summary

Glad CW has written on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Sure that CW’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)] will do cause good service.

Grateful for kindness to sons in America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  28 Oct 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8033

To Chauncey Wright   6 April 1872

Summary

Delighted to have cloud of darkness removed by CW’s paper on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Has heard that Mivart will answer CW’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  6 Apr 1872
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8277

To Chauncey Wright   [11 or 21] April [1872]

Summary

Sends details of Alexander Dickson’s paper ‘On some abnormal cones of Pinus Pinaster’ (Dickson 1871).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  [11 or 21] Apr 1872
Classmark:  Joseph M. Maddalena Catalog 16: Spring 1992
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8297F

To Chauncey Wright   3 June [1872]

Summary

CW’s article responding to Mivart [see 8351] on the fixity of species is very clear.

On evolution of language, CD doubts W. D. Whitney’s claim that changes are effected by the will of man. Asks CW when a thing may properly be said to be so effected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  3 June [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8367

To Chauncey Wright   31 August [1872]

Summary

CD thanks CW for long, interesting letter; hopes the ideas will be worked into an essay some day.

Suggests dates for a proposed visit and gives instructions for reaching Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  31 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8497

To Chauncey Wright   6 September [1872]

Summary

Recommends J. C. Houzeau’s Études sur les facultés mentales des animaux [1872].

Was glad to make CW’s acquaintance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  6 Sept [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8512

To Chauncey Wright   21 September 1874 and 29 January 1875

Summary

Head movements and their expressive significance. [P.S. explains letter was returned to CD because of a mistake in the address.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  21 Sept 1874 and 29 Jan 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9650

To Chauncey Wright   13 March 1875

Summary

Discusses function of the eyebrows in protecting the eyes from sweat.

Mentions notices in the Nation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  13 Mar 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9886
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