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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
John? Hampden?
Date:
[1870]
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1871). In: Reply to Mr Hampden's Charges Against Mr Wallace . London: J. J. Tiver. [p. 1]
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Richard Norris
Date:
1 January 1870
Source of text:
Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham: US41/7/12/19
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
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From:
John Henry Walsh
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
[1870]
Source of text:
Wallace, A. R. (1871). In: Reply to Mr Hampden's Charges Against Mr Wallace . London: J. J. Tiver. [p. 2]
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence 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
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From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
John Lawrence LeConte
Date:
2 January 1870
Source of text:
  • American Philosophical Society: LeConte Papers
  • American Philosophical Society: LeConte Papers
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence 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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From:
Joseph Barnard Davis
To:
Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:
9 January 1870
Source of text:
British Library, The: BL Add. 46435 f. 154
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project
From:
Alexander J. B. Hope
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[10 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0084; Reel 1087
Summary:

Hopes JH's argument favoring pound sterling will be read by members of Parliament.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Ferdinand von Mueller
To:
Joseph Hooker
Date:
10 January 1870
Source of text:
RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1858-70, f. 418
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller 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:
Edward Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0240; Reel 1087
Summary:

Compliments JH's 'Half Dozen Propositions on the Gold Coinage.' Hopes these produce changes in handling of gold. Belgian calico is competing with English calico and producing economic distress in Manchester.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
J[ames] H[utchison] Stirling
To:
Rev. Hugh Martin
Date:
[11 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 17.238
Summary:

JS thanks HM for having copied out for JS a letter of JH's apparently regarding JS's paper. JS admits 'It never occurred to me even in dream to get the opinion of Sir John Herschel on my poor essay.'

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0245; Reel 1087
Summary:

Just received another copy of JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Respecting the Gold Coinage' from son Henry Hardcastle. These should create problems for Chancellor of Exchequer. Hopes to understand these before Parliamentary discussion on gold currency begins.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project