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FVM-02252
From:  Louisa (Atkinson) Calvert
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1871
Classmark:  RB MSS M1, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-02253
From:  John Dallachy
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1871
Classmark:  MEL 247311, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5767
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Henry Flower
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  Former owner B. J. Harrison (private collection); sold by Bonhams (dealers) (15 July 2004)
Summary:  

Does not know rules for admission to museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons]. CD’s son [Francis] wishes much to inspect some of the preparations.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7063
From:  Lucy Caroline Harrison
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 57
Summary:  

Describes a pouting expression in a 3½–year-old child.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02254
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Joseph Hooker
Date:  January 1871
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, ff. 2-3
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-7418
From:  Oscar Gustaf Rejlander
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 139
Summary:  

Observations on expression.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-6523
From:  Carel Hendrik Thiebout
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 201: 39
Summary:  

As a follower of CD, Spencer, and Kant, wishes to announce his work on the origin of "foolish illnesses" and prostitution [? Kort begrip der proefunderlijke zielkunde (1869)].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7414
From:  William Turner
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 196
Summary:  

Extract from Robert Knox on hermaphroditism [Lond. Med. Gaz. 12 Jan 1844].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7057
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [1871 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 89
Summary:  

All the inhabitants of Down hope JL will endeavour to induce the Post Office to improve the telegraph service.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02255
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Redmond Barry
Date:  3 January 1871
Classmark:  VPRS 5834/P0/1, inward correspondence p. 113, VA 1411 Industrial and Technological Museum, Public Record Office, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-7426
From:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
To:  Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Jan 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 49
Summary:  

Will observe old furrowed fields for CD in the early spring. Suggests locations in Scotland and Rugby with ridge and furrowing in old pastures.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7427
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Summary:  

Is infinitely obliged for a correction. "You men who do only or chiefly original work have an immense advantage over compilers like myself, as you can know what to trust." Wishes he had consulted PLS before using A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben woodcuts [for Descent]. PLS’s assistance has saved him from "endless blunders"; he now feels safe.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7428
From:  Francis (Frank) Wedgwood
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 50
Summary:  

Depth of furrows in old field.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-02256
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [Joseph Hooker]
Date:  5 January 1871
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Kew correspondence, Australia, Mueller, 1871-81, f. 1
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
Herschel6404
From:  Julia Margaret Cameron
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [6 January 1871]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.169
Summary:  

Is grateful for the interest he takes in her son and for his letter. Comments on the German war. Has a house full of visitors. It has been very cold and they have been without water.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
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DCP-LETT-7429
From:  William Winwood Reade
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 170–1
Summary:  

On sexual selection and the sense of beauty among the W. African Negroes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7430
From:  Federico Delpino
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 111: A77–8
Summary:  

Sends his new work, Ulteriori osservazioni sulla dicogomia pt 2, fasc. 1.

Has found no nectar in Orchis morio or O. maculata in Italy and has seen no insects visiting the plants.

Gives his observations on cross- and self-fertilisation in cereals.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-7431
From:  Alex F Boardman
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 230
Summary:  

More speculations [see 5811] on the evolutionary development of man, relating progress to the consumption of better food and the availability of moist air.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC152
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 January 1871
Classmark:  JDH/2/22/1/1 f.33-34, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

JDH thanks Asa Gray for sending him some apples. He & Mr Smith compare the variety sent, the 'Northern Spy', to English apples including the 'Ribstone Pippen' & the 'Nonsuch'. Discusses his work on the Rubiaceae family including the genera: Psychotria, Cephaelis, Nonateleiae[?], Rudgea ,Palicourea, Chasalia & Grumilea. Next he will work on Borreroids, including Hedyotoids. George Bentham is working on Compositae, currently struggling with Gnaphalia. JDH's wife, Frances Hooker, has finished translating Decaisne & Maout & Hooker himself did some work on the introduction. [John Gilbert] Baker is working on Monocots. [Thomas] Thomson is neglecting his work on the FLORA INDICA & there are problems with the printing & the length. JDH intends to take over editorship & organize it into a shorter manual with the different orders contributed by expert authors. JDH's mother, Lady Maria Hooker, is ill in Torquay but recovering. JDH thanks Gray for Cytinus, Apodanthes, a paper on Galax & his attention to Rubiaceae. JDH must put off his trip to California, he worries he is getting too old but takes comfort that Sir H. Holland just went over the Blue mountains of Jamaica aged over 80. Murchison has Hemiplegia & has resigned himself to death, his likely successor as President of the Geographical Society is Sir H. Rawlinson. Letter appears incomplete & is unsigned but is written in the hand of Joseph Dalton Hooker.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-7432
From:  Francis Galton
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 105: A23–4
Summary:  

Definite results have been delayed, but he is optimistic.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project