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To ?   28 December [1870]


Regrets that Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen has already translated his new book into Dutch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (23 November 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7402F

To ?   23 March [1870–1]


Declines offer of book on physics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Mar [1870-1]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7147

To ?   14 June [1870]


When CD comes to London in ten days, he will "immediately call on you and explain why I cannot at once answer your question".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  14 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 43 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7233

To?   [1870–82]


Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 133: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13859

To ?   23 August [1870–80]


Discusses evolution of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 Aug [1870-80]
Classmark:  Charles Hamilton (dealer) (3 November 1966)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13884

To ?   [1870–82]


Query [possibly for publication] on ridges and furrows in pasture-land that had been ploughed long ago. Gives directions for measuring ridges on sloping land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 63: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13885

To ?   12 February [1870–82]


Send information about the bust of himself by Thomas Woolner and suggests applying to the sculptor himself about a cast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  12 Feb [1870-82]
Classmark:  Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6611F

To ?   17 November [1870]


CD has already agreed that Julius Victor Carus will translate his next book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr. Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6993F

To ?   [1870s?]


Suggests the recipient catch the 4.12 train.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870s?]
Classmark:  The National Library of Wales (NLW Dolaucothi L 5984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7088F

To J. P. M. Weale   30 July 1870


Has forwarded JPMW’s papers to the Linnean Society [four articles by J. P. M. Weale, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 13 (1870–2): 42–58].

Comments on JPMW’s findings concerning flowers and their fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  30 July 1870
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.380)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7290

From David Forbes   30 July 1870


Would much like CD to contribute a note for insertion after his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7291

To David Forbes   31 July [1870]


Thanks DF for proofs of his paper on Aymara Indians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  31 July [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.381)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7292

From Henry Bence Jones   2 August 1870


CD has complained of pins and needles keeping him from working on his book [Descent]. If he could spend ten days with HBJ, he would be well and fit.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 168: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293

To H. B. Jones   3 August [1870]


Despite HBJ’s good aid, CD’s stomach will not permit a visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 3120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293A

From Paul Broca   4 August 1870


Thanks CD for compliments on the first part of his "discours",

but the later part was critical of natural selection. Nevertheless, CD should see him not as a systematic adversary, but in the camp of Quatrefages de Bréau and Milne-Edwards.

Author:  Pierre Paul (Paul) Broca
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7294

From John Murray   6 August [1870]


JM informs CD that he will have Clowes give him written assurance that the printing [of Descent] will proceed without interruption.

The [Franco-Prussian] War is a sad damper on international science and his publishing plans.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 377
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7295

From William Farr   6 August 1870


Is glad John Lubbock made the fight he did [to amend Census Bill to enable insertion of questions on consanguineous marriages].

Author:  William Farr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 164: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7296

From V. O. Kovalevsky   7 August [1870]


Plans to visit Down in a week.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7297

From Lewis Henry Morgan   9 August 1870


Sends last chapter of his book in press [Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family vol. 17 in Smithsonian contributions to knowledge (1871)], which supports CD on man.

Ethnology must study the ages of barbarism as the formative portions of man’s physical and mental history.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299

To Mr Dorrell   11 August [1870]


He will not be ready to begin correcting proofs until 28 or 29 August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mr. Dorrell
Date:  11 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  Jonathan Haile (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7299F
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