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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:
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 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:
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 Robert Darwin
To:
Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:
10 Jan [1870-1]
Source of text:
Linnean Society of London
Summary:

Is sending some books for the Linnean Society Library.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:
13 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Summary:

Delighted with proofs of illustrations [for Descent]. Hopes AG is pleased with them, as they illustrate facts given on his authority.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Adolf Reuter
Date:
15 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 220–221)
Summary:

Thanks AR for specimens of fruit.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:
16 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Summary:

Invites AG to Down for a weekend with A. Newton, R. Swinhoe, and Hooker.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Linnean Society
Date:
16 Jan [1870-1]
Source of text:
Linnean Society of London
Summary:

Requests the return of some plates sent in error.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Boner
Date:
20 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 203–204)
Summary:

Thanks CB for Transylvania [1865].

CD’s health has declined steadily. He must now be content to read about nature as described by CB and others.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
Text Online
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
26 January [1870]
Source of text:
  • British Library, The: BL Add. 46434 ff. 198-199
  • Marchant, J. (Ed.). (1916). In: Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences. Vol. 1. London & New York: Cassell & Co. [pp. 250-251]
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
26 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
The British Library (Add MS 46434: 198–9)
Summary:

Response to ARW’s MS on geological time ["The measurement of geological time", Nature 1 (1870): 399–401, 452–5].

Groans over [what is said about] man.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
James Crichton-Browne
Date:
31 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 143: 329
Summary:

Asks JC-B to return copy of Duchenne [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)] and sends some notes "as your former notes were of such extreme interest to me".

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
secretary of American Philosophical Society
Date:
5 Feb 1870
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.378)
Summary:

Sends thanks for election to American Philosophical Society.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:
[8 Feb 1870]
Source of text:
The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Summary:

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Alfred Newton
Date:
9 Feb [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 185: 90
Summary:

Was gratified "beyond measure" by AN’s comments on his pigeon chapter [in Variation] in the [Zoological] Record [5 (1868): 94–6]. AN is the first man capable of forming a judgment who seems to have thought anything of this part.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Unidentified
Date:
12 Feb [1870-82]
Source of text:
Erbengemeinschaft Alberts (private collection)
Summary:

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

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project