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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:
Julia Margaret Cameron
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[6 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.170
Summary:

News of her sons. Has sold many of her photographs. Husband is in Ceylon.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
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From:
Ferdinand von Mueller
To:
Richard Schomburgk
Date:
7 February 1870
Source of text:
GRG 70/3/69 Botanic Gardens, State Records of SA of South Australia, Adelaide
Summary:

No summary available.

Contributor:
Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
From:
Mary Susan Parker; Mary Susan Mostyn Owen
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
7 Feb [1870]
Source of text:
DAR 173: 46
Summary:

CD’s goddaughter, Maud, has been christened.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Richard Anthony Proctor
Date:
[7 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 14.119
Summary:

Discusses various telescopes of his father and his father's [erroneous] announcement of his discovery of four additional satellites of Uranus.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:
[8 Feb 1870]
Source of text:
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:
Edward Hardcastle
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 19.275
Summary:

Prospects for investment in Great Eastern Railway for JH's son William.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
F. Charsley
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.250
Summary:

Has made a mistake in the lease. Will fall in with any suggestion of JH.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Hammond Chubb
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[8 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/M-0138; Reel 1087
Summary:

Sends proof of Bank's article on gold coinage. Tell HC of any corrections that JH may want.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
F. Charsley
Date:
[1870-2-8 or later]
Source of text:
RS:HS 5.250verso
Summary:

Reply to FC's 1870-2-8.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
Undated
Source of text:
DAR 245: 33b
Summary:

Responds to note about the MS [Descent] with great interest and promises to obey his instructions. [See 7124.]

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Berry Benson
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
9 Feb 1870
Source of text:
DAR 160: 148
Summary:

Compliments Origin.

Sends extract about a waterplant to illustrate CD’s points about the means of dispersal in geographical distribution.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
RS:HS 1.319
Summary:

Has he heard about the resignations of the Assistants at the Paris Observatory? Further regarding the present situation at the Paris Observatory.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George Biddell Airy
To:
Sir John Herschel
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
RGO 6.150.62
Summary:

About the dismissal of U. J. J. Leverrier at Paris observatory.

Contributor:
John Herschel 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:
Sir John Herschel
To:
George Biddell Airy
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
RGO 6.258.500
Summary:

Responds that R. A. Proctor's theory [see GA's 1870-2-5] is possible, and explains why.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
John Herschel (son)
Date:
[9 February 1870]
Source of text:
JHS 5.45
Summary:

A long rambling statement against the metric system and its proposed introduction into India.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
George P Bissell
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
10 Feb 1870
Source of text:
DAR 205.3: 261 (Letters)
Summary:

Sends information on the distribution of various species in the U. S.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
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From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Hammond Chubb
Date:
[10 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0128; Reel 1054
Summary:

Returns proofs with slight alterations. Encloses copy of letter JH sent to the Times on similar subject.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project
From:
Sir John Herschel
To:
Mary [Cornwallis Lipscomb Power Herschel]
Date:
[10 February 1870]
Source of text:
TxU:H/L-0227; Reel 1054
Summary:

Thanks MH for copying reply from JH's son John to Col. Tennant's letter about 'ruinous' metric system. T. F. and Amelia [Herschel] Wade arrived in China. News of storms and shipping disasters. Denounces papal infallibility. Reviews Pierre Lanfrey's life of Napoleon. Tell JH's son John about changes in southern stars. Compares lectures of Chandra Kesub-den to sermons of John Wesley.

Contributor:
John Herschel Project