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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
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
Text Online
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
From:
Adolf Reuter
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
11 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 176: 127
Summary:

Sends monstrous oranges,

red grape leaves,

and a bean with blue fruits (a hybrid of Phaseolus vulgaris and a Dolichos species).

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Russell Henry Manners
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[11 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.289
Summary:

Thanks for the note and communication sent to the Assistant Secretary.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
13 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 162: 205
Summary:

Thanks CD for his support and for his cautionary advice.

Will send his work on embryology of arthropods as soon as it is finished [Bau und Entwicklung der Arthropoden (1870)].

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:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0279; Reel 1087
Summary:

Wants to print JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Respecting the Gold Coinage' as conclusion to coinage controversy being published by governor of Bank of England. Asks for clarification on several points in Propositions. Hubbard is working to improve assay results at Bank.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Elizabeth Colling
Date:
[13 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 24.297
Summary:

Thanks for the volume of EC's verse; comments on various aspects of poetry.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Maclear
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[13 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 12.177
Summary:

Sending photographs and plans of the Feldhausen estate. Comments on the recent sale of this property. Is anxious about the safety of David Livingstone. Comments on Livingstone's plans and the observational work he has been doing.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[after 13 Jan 1870]
Source of text:
DAR 165: 244
Summary:

Is glad CD likes the proofs; looks forward to the appearance of his work.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
J[ames] H[utchison] Stirling
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[14 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 17.239
Summary:

Thanks JH for favorable opinion of JS's paper, as expressed to Hugh Martin. Comments on JH's remarks on allotropy, and on connection between physics and life. Believes Germans preeminent in physiology.

Contributor:
John Herschel 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:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
Date:
[15 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0198; Reel 1054
Summary:

Has no objection to including JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Regarding the Gold Coinage' into Bank of England's publication about gold controversy. Offers revision to JH's original article. Responds to Hubbard's comments on six propositions. Remarks on minting by private individuals.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project