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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:
Henry Walter Bates
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
17 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 82: A44–5
Summary:

Returns CD’s MS [of entomological section of Descent] marked with suggested alterations.

Suggests qualifications about rudimentary horn in female Onitis furcifer [See Descent 1: 372].

Sends additional data on colour differences in sexes of longicorn Coleoptera [See Descent 1: 367–8].

Suggests a modification of CD’s view of female coloration that would bring him "nearly into harmony" with Wallace.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Henry Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0246; Reel 1087
Summary:

Will put JH's paper ['Half Dozen Propositions on the Gold Coinage'] at Reform Club, [United] Oxford Club, and Cambridge [University] Club. Father [J. A. Hardcastle] will do same at Brooks's Club. Suggests that JH also send copy to Athenaeum.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Patrick Francis Robertson
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0455; Reel 1093
Summary:

Enthusiastically approves of JH's 'Half Dozen Propositions Respecting Gold Coinage.' Will distribute copies at Carlton Club.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomson Hankey
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[18 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0238; Reel 1087
Summary:

Agrees with JH's propositions regarding gold currency, but offers minor corrections.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[19 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0280; Reel 1087
Summary:

Suggests alterations to JH's 'Half a Dozen Propositions Respecting the Gold Coinage' before this is added to Bank of England's publication on coinage controversy. Pleased by testimony of U.S. assay master [W. E. Du Bois].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Thomson Hankey
Date:
[19 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0182.4; Reel 1054
Summary:

Asks TH to reconsider JH's second Proposition on converting gold coins to pounds sterling. Offers examples. Sends copies of JH's 'Propositions' to TH and to [J. G.] Hubbard. Notes testimony to integrity of British coinage given by U.S. assay master [W. E. Du Bois].

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
T. E. Selwyn
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[1870-1-19 or earlie
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0182.2; Reel 1054
Summary:

Reports on mental and physical condition of [?].

Contributor:
John Herschel 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:
George Bentham
To:
Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:
20 January 1870
Source of text:
RB MSS M4, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[20 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0645.1
Summary:

Responds to proposals of JH [?], and comments on the problems of the Royal Mint charges for coinage, especially coinage for foreign authorities.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Dr. Ricketts
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.489
Summary:

Asks where JH's opinion that subsidence of land is caused by the pressure of material accumulation is stated in detail.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Hugh Martin
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[21 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 13.22
Summary:

Grateful for JH's valuable letter. Has sent a copy to Dr. J. H. Stirling to show the coincidence of their views.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Thomas Henry Huxley
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
21 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 166: 323
Summary:

Refers to "Devonshire Man"’s attack on him ["Professor Huxley’s last new theory", Pall Mall Gaz. 18 Jan 1870, p. 6]. His intention to answer – a waste, except for political bearing of Celt question ["Professor Huxley on Celts and Teutons", Pall Mall Gaz. 21 Jan 1870, p. 6].

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Alfred Russel Wallace
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
22 Jan 1870
Source of text:
DAR 106: B90–1
Summary:

Plans for his new book, Contributions to the theory of natural selection (1870), which will contain his papers on the subject.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Henry Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 January 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 9.228
Summary:

Regarding the various methods of levying the gas rate for street lighting.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
John S. Bourne
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[23 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0115; Reel 1087
Summary:

Appreciation of JH's arguments in favor of pound sterling.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Gellibrand Hubbard
Date:
[24 January 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0199; Reel 1054
Summary:

Responds to Hubbard's queries about JH's "Half Dozen Propositions on the Gold Coinage." Quantity of sterling required to conduct wholesale and retail transactions.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Alice Bonham-Carter
To:
Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:
25 Jan [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 160: 240
Summary:

Sends a translation of two sentences [on floral structure] as requested by Henrietta Darwin.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project