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DCP-LETT-13799F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (17 November 1995)
Summary:  

Two letters have arrived for WED.

Joseph has had two teeth out.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7055
From:  Federico Delpino
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 141
Summary:  

Sends CD "L’applicazione della teoria Darwiniana ai fiori ed agli insetti visitatori dei fiori" [Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2 (1870)]. Continues to support vitalism and teleology.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-8704
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  District Health Office
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-7068
From:  Charles Ottley Groom Napier
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 165: 228
Summary:  

COG-N sends, at the request of the late Lord Brougham, a copy of his work, The book of nature and the book of man [1870].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02123
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Ferdinand von Krauss
Date:  1870
Classmark:  Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02124
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Ferdinand von Krauss
Date:  January 1870
Classmark:  Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein, Stuttgart
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13855A
From:  Rowland Henry Wedgwood
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  G. J. Romanes (1882): 330
Summary:  

An instance of long memory in a horse.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13859
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  DAR 133: 1
Summary:  

Printed acknowledgment of the receipt of a letter.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13885
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82]
Classmark:  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
Herschel6335
From:  Thomas Brassey
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.97
Summary:  

Is grateful for his comments on the pamphlet on Trade Unions. Hopes to produce some more on similar subjects.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
FVM-02125
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Eduard Fenzl
Date:  1 January 1870
Classmark:  Eduard Fenzl Nachlass, Archiv der Universität Wien, Vienna
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Herschel2269
From:  G. W. Royston-Pigott
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1870].
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.506
Summary:  

Asks permission to send JH several articles he wrote concerning optics.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2617
From:  William Selwyn
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  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
Herschel14761
From:  Edward Vivian
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1870 or earlier]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-0950.1; Reel 1083
Summary:  

Mrs. W. Vivian is visiting south of France.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-11818
From:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 308
Summary:  

Repeats extracts of a letter received from Bishop Stirling’s daughter containing anecdotes and observations of the Fuegian natives.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel12843
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Hugh Martin
Date:  [3 January 1870]
Classmark:  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
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DCP-LETT-7088
From:  William Turner
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1870
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-6520F
From:  Francis Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Jan 1870]
Classmark:  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
DCP-LETT-7070
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  4 Jan 1870
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 697); Bibliothèque de Genève
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
DCP-LETT-7072
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:  5 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney 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