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To Charles Lyell   23 November [1859]

Summary

Thanks CL for his decision to accept CD’s "doctrine of modification" [in Elements of geology, 6th ed. (1865)]. Believes it "morally impossible that investigators of truth, like you and Hooker, can be wholly wrong". Does not think CL’s decision will injure his works.

Thinks CL overrates importance of multiple origin of dogs.

Mentions sending copy of Origin to Herschel. Asks CL about Herschel’s reaction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  23 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2543

To Charles Lyell   24 [November 1859]

Summary

Sales of Origin.

Discusses revisions for second edition. Mentions possible French translation.

Views of Quatrefages [de Bréau].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [Nov 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.178)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2547

To Charles Lyell   25 [November 1859]

Summary

Discusses corrections for second edition [of Origin]. Will leave out the reference to whale and bear. Discusses pheasant crosses. Success of the book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 [Nov 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.179)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2552

To Charles Lyell   [28 November 1859]

Summary

Asks how many kinds of supposed birds’ footprints were found in North American sandstone.

Making progress on second edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [28 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (6 July 1977)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2559

To Charles Lyell   29 [November 1859]

Summary

Encloses letter from Adam Sedgwick [2548].

Mentions conversion of A. C. Ramsay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  29 [Nov 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.180)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2560
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