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From:
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1870–81]]
Source of text:
DAR 105: 111
Summary:

Share dealings.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Erasmus Darwin
Date:
[1870–82]
Source of text:
Christie’s (dealers) (17 November 1995)
Summary:

Two letters have arrived for WED.

Joseph has had two teeth out.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Federico Delpino
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1870]
Source of text:
DAR 162: 141
Summary:

Sends CD "L’applicazione della teoria Darwiniana ai fiori ed agli insetti visitatori dei fiori" [Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2 (1870)]. Continues to support vitalism and teleology.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
District Health Office
Date:
[1870–82]
Source of text:
DAR 96: 165
Summary:

Gives opinion on the merits of Mr [Stephen P. J.] Eng[leheart (Darwin family doctor)]. Believes he would make an excellent county officer if elected to the district office of health.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Ottley Groom Napier
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 165: 228
Summary:

COG-N sends, at the request of the late Lord Brougham, a copy of his work, The book of nature and the book of man [1870].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Rowland Henry Wedgwood
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[1870–82]
Source of text:
G. J. Romanes (1882): 330
Summary:

An instance of long memory in a horse.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Unidentified
Date:
[1870–82]
Source of text:
DAR 133: 1
Summary:

Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Unidentified
Date:
[1870–82]
Source of text:
DAR 63: 87
Summary:

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.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Edward Vivian
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870 or earlier]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0950.1; Reel 1083
Summary:

Mrs. W. Vivian is visiting south of France.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
G. W. Royston-Pigott
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870].
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.506
Summary:

Asks permission to send JH several articles he wrote concerning optics.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Brassey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.97
Summary:

Is grateful for his comments on the pamphlet on Trade Unions. Hopes to produce some more on similar subjects.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Selwyn
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 15.513
Summary:

Thanks JH for drawing of solar maculae from 1854-61. Some hesitancy about the accuracy of [Alexander?] Wilson's observations and hypotheses. Sixty people wish to travel to Spain to see eclipse of the sun.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Hugh Martin
Date:
[3 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0248; Reel 1054 (Cdraft: RS:HS 25.15.26)
Summary:

Grateful for HM's sending J. H. Stirling's essay 'As Regards Protoplasm' (1869) to JH. T. H. Huxley overlooked allotropes of organic chemicals as possible origin of life. In this 'Biocratical state,' allotropes would not be alive, but would be 'designedly...fitted' to act as agents of vital processes under a causative power.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
William Turner
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
3 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 80: B158–9
Summary:

On the development of the mammae and the glands of the skin. R. A. v. Kölliker and Carl von Langer are the authorities [See Descent 1: 209].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 4 Jan 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 18
Summary:

Humphrey does not think more bones in female os coccyx than in male. Because of maceration it is impossible to compare male and female skeletons. Has another coach while Stuart ill.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:
4 Jan 1870
Source of text:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 697); Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. fr. 2188, ff. 296-7)
Summary:

The Zoological Garden has only one old adult male of Limulus. When there were females, eggs were never observed.

Encloses a separate letter [7071] about AD’s scheme [for a zoological station].

Suggests AD be cautious [in his work]. "Caution is almost the soul of science."

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:
5 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Summary:

Thanks ADB for Limulus.

Does Callithrix sciureus wrinkle the skin around its eyes when it screams? Do the eyes become suffused with moisture?

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Boner
Date:
[before 8 Jan 1870]
Source of text:
Kettle ed. 1871, p. 77
Summary:

Has received [read?] CB’s two works [Chamois hunting in the mountains of Bavaria (2d ed., 1860) and Forest creatures (1871)] and has made use of them in his present book [Descent].

CB’s descriptions of the Tyrol make CD long to be "strong and young again to ramble over the mountains".

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Boner
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
8 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 160: 239
Summary:

Is glad CD liked Chamois hunting [in Bavaria (1853, 1860)].

Regrets CD’s poor health.

Sends his book, Transylvania [1865].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
William Stanley Jevons
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0300; Reel 1087
Summary:

Received copy of JH's 'Half Dozen Propositions Regarding the Gold Coinage.' Does not agree with JH's last proposition. England will soon be only European nation not using international coinage. Expects that new difficulties for 'Mr. [Robert] Lowe's scheme' will be caused by France.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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