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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:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 18 Oct 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 14
Summary:

Needs more money to pay his tutoring bills.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
18 Oct [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 211: 6
Summary:

Sends a cheque to pay off FD’s debts. Warns him of the dangers of overspending his income and advises him strongly to keep accounts.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 18 Oct 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 20
Summary:

Thanks CD for the cheque. Gives account of money owed for tutoring and tennis.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 5 Dec 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 13
Summary:

Sends list of bills.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 5 Dec 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 19
Summary:

Has no chance of paying his debts, and asks for money.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
5 Dec [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 211: 4
Summary:

Sends a cheque to clear FD’s debts. Hopes he will be more careful in the future.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 1871?]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 6
Summary:

Sends abstract, and will bring book on Saturday.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
[after 21 Jan 1871]
Source of text:
Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Summary:

Responds to Mivart’s Genesis of species. "I complain of his incessently speaking as if I trusted exclusively to natural selection … Mivart speaks in many places as if I entirely ignored the direct action of external conditions". Answers some of Mivart’s particular criticisms. Suggests FD read the letter to Marlborough Robert Pryor, as Pryor will never be able to read it himself.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
[28 Feb 1871]
Source of text:
DAR 271.4: 2 and 4
Summary:

Says Descent is "selling like Mad.––" Murray will print another 1500 or 2000 copies. Has received £630 for the 2500.

On Monday he visited Mivart, who is a charming man.

He seemed to be taken aback by CD’s points about the larynx and giraffe.

[See 7507 and 7519.]

He seemed to have forgotten CD’s argument regarding the formation of the greyhound.

Discussed the larynx and the silence of the Cetaceans.

If FD mentions any of this to [Marlborough Robert] Pryor, ask him not to mention it to anyone else "as it is perhaps rather a breach of confidence to repeat even to friends private conversation."

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 4 Mar 1871]
Source of text:
DAR 274.1: 15
Summary:

Very glad about profits of book. Glad CD flummoxed Mivart.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
25 Mar [1871]
Source of text:
DAR 271.3: 2
Summary:

If FD gets the chance, will he observe whether the platysma contracts in a shivering fit? Wants much to know whether the platysma of frightened patients contracts before chloroform is given.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Galton
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
7 Apr 1871
Source of text:
DAR 105: A25–7
Summary:

CD will take care of the eight little rabbits. FG outlines their future.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[before 22 Apr 1871?]
Source of text:
DAR 162: 55
Summary:

Expressions in attitudes of prayer and adoration.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
22 Apr [1871?]
Source of text:
DAR 271.4: 3
Summary:

Please thank Mr Jackson for facts about shrugging, but case not distinct enough. Gestures associated with laughter. Platysma.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
16 May [1871]
Source of text:
DAR 271.3: 3
Summary:

George [Darwin] plans a trip to America and would like FD to go [see 7757]. CD will gladly pay whole cost if the trip will not interfere with FD’s medical work.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 16 May 1871]
Source of text:
Philip Trevelyan (private collection) DAR 274.1: 17
Summary:

He is waiting to hear about the requirements for the MB examination before considering the possible trip to north America.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Francis Darwin
Date:
21 May [1871]
Source of text:
DAR 211: 7–8
Summary:

CD will pay for the American trip if it takes place.

Asks whether FD can help him understand the eyes of cephalopods; is the structure the same as in the Vertebrata and are the parts developed from homologous layers of skin?

Has been pleased by a recent review.

Postscript: Is thinking of a cheap edition of the Origin [1872] in which he hopes to answer St George Mivart’s criticisms.

Asks FD whether he can get some references to good papers on cephalapod eyes.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 22 May 1871]
Source of text:
Philip Trevelyan (private collection) DAR 274.1: 21
Summary:

Thanks for the cheque, and also for the offer to pay for him to go on a trip to north America with G. H. Darwin.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Francis Darwin
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 22 May 1871]
Source of text:
Philip Trevelyan (private collection) DAR 274.1: 16
Summary:

Explains about the attendance at St George’s hospital that is required for the MB examaminations, and how this would affect plans for a trip to north America.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project