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To Athenæum   1 January 1867


Expresses his support for new books being sold with the pages cut.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Athenæum
Date:  1 Jan 1867
Classmark:  Athenæum, 5 January 1867, pp. 18–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5343F

To [?]   22 [March? 1867]


CD must decline his correspondent’s kind offer [unspecified], but he is out of health and has passed the part about dogs in a work now at the printer’s [Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  22 [Mar? 1867]
Classmark:  Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5453

To Charles Kingsley   13 December [1867]


Discusses the reception of CD’s views at Cambridge and elsewhere.

Variation delayed by the index, but will appear at the end of the year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Kingsley
Date:  13 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5728F

To A. C. L. G. Günther   21 December [1867]


Thanks AG for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  21 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.339)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5735

To F. Du C. Godman   23 December [1867]


Will be pleased to receive FCG’s paper. Already has that of [G. R.] Crotch. Encourages further independent work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Du Cane Godman
Date:  23 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5738F

To Roland Trimen   24 December [1867]


Invites RT to come to Down for a week-end.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  24 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5739

To John Smith   26 December [1867]


CD is obliged for a note by JS on crossing the Victoria regia, just received from Hooker; encourages JS to further experiments, saying there is much to be learned on self-fertilisation of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Smith
Date:  26 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5740

To John Murray   31 December [1867]


Introduces Clair Grece who wishes to translate a work on English grammar from the German.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  31 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff. 64–65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5743

To A. R. Wallace   7 March [1867]


Grateful for addresses of informants, especially that of Rajah James Brooke.

Dispatch of queries on expression. Answers will make interesting appendix to his "Essay on man" [Descent].

Protective adaptation of female butterflies believed probable.

Believes in sexual selection as applied to man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  7 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 ff. 20–20v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5992

To J. J. Moulinié   16 May [1867]


Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, f. 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6176

To Francis Darwin   30 August [1867–70]


Asks FD to check whether a Latin sentence is correct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 Aug [1867-70]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7312

To Charles Lyell   4 October [1867]


Replies to CL’s further comments [on Variation].

Discusses direct action of the environment as a cause of variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.334)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5640

To George Warington   7 October [1867]


Admires his paper ["On the credibility of Darwinism", J. Trans. Victoria Inst. 2 (1867): 39–62, and discussion 63–125].

Ridicules William H. Ince and Admiral FitzRoy on their naive ideas about Noah’s ark.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Warington
Date:  7 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Royal College of Physicians of London (MS1001/95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5642

To J. V. Carus   8 October [1867]


CD provides explanations and advice on translating names and descriptions of breeds of fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  8 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 14–15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5644

To J. V. Carus   10 October [1867]


Sends a corrected revise to replace a sheet which has been lost in the mail.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  10 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 54–55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5645

To George Warington   11 October [1867]


Thanks recipient for the pamphlet, but he had already procured the Transactions.

Does not think that his views on Origin bear in any way on the question whether some one organic being was originally created by God, or appeared spontaneously through the action of natural laws.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Warington
Date:  11 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (15 November 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5646F

To James Samuelson   12 October [1867]


Thanks for Quarterly Journal of Science 4 (1867). Has just read Wallace’s admirable article in last number ["Creation by law", Q. J. Sci. 4 (1867): 471–88]. He is a master of clear argument.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Samuelson
Date:  12 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5647

To A. R. Wallace   12 and 13 October [1867]


Response to ARW’s "Creation by law", especially the Angraecum sesquipedale and the predicted Madagascar moth.

ARW’s argument on beauty strikes CD as good.

Wishes ARW had made more clear the assumption of the reviewer [in North Br. Rev.] that each variation is a strongly marked one.

The Duke of Argyll’s argument on beauty is not candid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 and 13 Oct 1867
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 f. 96)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5648

To Asa Gray   16 October [1867]


Sends sheets of first volume of Variation.

Transport of seeds in locust dung.

Pangenesis will be called "a mad dream".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5649

To J. V. Carus   19 October [1867]


Concerning German translation of Variation. Fears chapter 27 Pangenesis is very wild, but believes physiologists will some day be compelled to admit some such doctrine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  19 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 27–28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5653
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