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To G. C. Wallich   [20 March 1872]

Summary

Has received GCW’s negative from the Heliotype Co. Thanks him for the beautiful work of art which, however, will make others on the same plate look ugly. [See Expression, pl. III, fig. 2.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  [20 Mar 1872]
Classmark:  Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn (SANT/BEQ/4/4/55A)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8248

To G. C. Wallich   28 March 1882

Summary

GCW has correctly expressed CD’s views when he says he intentionally left the question of the origin of life uncanvassed as being altogether ultra vires in the present state of our knowledge. Thinks he may somewhere have said that principle of continuity renders it possible that the principle of life will be shown to be a part of, or consequence of, some general law.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  28 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13747

To George Charles Wallich   12 December [1860]

Summary

Discusses GCW’s Notes on the presence of animal life at vast depths [1860]. Asks for information on the decay of exuviae of organisms at bottom of sea. Has GCW reason to believe extensive areas of sea-bottom are bare? Is he sure rounded pebbles were not dropped by icebergs? Curious that water at such depths retains oxygen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  12 Dec 1860
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums (subsequently on sale at Nate D. Sanders (dealer) 25 February 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3020

To George Charles Wallich   18 April [1869]

Summary

Regrets he cannot come to London to be photographed [for GCW’s Eminent men of the day (1870)]. Invites GCW to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  18 Apr [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.374)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6701

To G. C. Wallich   24 February [1872]

Summary

Asks for the negative and permission to publish photo of smiling girl. [Expression, p. 202, plate III, fig. 2.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Charles Wallich
Date:  24 Feb [1872]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection); DAR 53.1: C50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8223

From G. C. Wallich   14 December [1860]

Summary

Response to [3020]. CD has been misled by errors made in the Times notice [5 Dec 1860, p. 5]. GCW does not doubt that Foraminiferous matter as well as other deep sea deposits vary greatly in thickness, but positive results are difficult to establish. Some areas of the sea bed are bare but their extent has not been established. He now thinks that he was too hasty in the conclusion that deep currents produce abrasion and rounding of gravel.

Author:  George Charles Wallich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR Pamphlet collection (bound in Wallich 1860)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3023A

From G. C. Wallich   25 March 1882

Summary

In a forthcoming lecture GCW will dispute Haeckel on Protista and his statement that spontaneous generation is necessary to complete evolution as a doctrine. Wishes to confirm his understanding that CD has nowhere expressed himself on the "origin of life", and has considered only the manner of succession.

Author:  George Charles Wallich
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13739
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