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To ?   [1860 or later?]

Summary

Is "almost certain" plant is Menispermum canadense.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later?]
Classmark:  Glenbow Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13875

To ?   [1860 or later?]

Summary

CD’s health remains bad and as he grows older he becomes weaker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13876

To ?   [1860 or later]

Summary

Asserts that if his views [in the Origin] are in the main right, palaeontology does not give a fair picture of the forms that have peopled the earth, and [fossil] collections are a mere chance gathering of a few forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2625

To ?   [1860–82?]

Summary

Sends photograph in case recipient collects them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860–82?]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681, 28 and 29 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3052F

To Charles Lyell   14 January [1860]

Summary

Review of Origin in Gardeners’ Chronicle [31 Dec 1859].

Criticises views of J. G. Jeffreys on non-migration of shells. Cites case of Galapagos shells.

Mentions Edward Forbes’s theory of submerged continental extensions. Cites Hooker’s [introductory] essay [in Flora Tasmaniae (1860)] for evidence against any recent connection between Australia and New Zealand.

Discusses Huxley’s views of hybrid sterility.

Questions whether Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire believed in species change. Mentions views of Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

The distribution of cave insects.

CD’s study of man.

The problems of locating French and German translators.

Huxley’s criticism of Owen’s views on human classification.

The sale of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  14 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.192)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2650

To J. D. Hooker   14 [January 1860]

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Summary

CD has learned from Lyell that JDH reviewed Origin in Gardeners’ Chronicle writing in Lindley’s style.

Lyell is working on man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2651

To Edward Cresy   15 January [1860]

Summary

P. T. A. Talandier wants to translate Origin into French. Talandier gave Louis Blanc as a referee. Could Mrs Cresy, who knows Blanc, find out what he thinks of Talandier?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  15 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2652

To Armand de Quatrefages   15 January [1860]

Summary

Asks if Quatrefages has found anyone to translate Origin into French, because P. T. A. Talandier, although not a naturalist, wishes to do so.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  15 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (75 J 837 Fonds Alfred Lacroix)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2652F

To Williams and Norgate   16 January [1860]

Summary

Orders J. E. Tennent’s work on Ceylon [Sir James Emerson, afterwards Tennent, Ceylon, an account of the island, physical, historical, and topographical (1859)], and Richard Owen’s Classification and distribution of Mammalia [1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2653

To Baden Powell   18 January [1860]

Summary

CD is pleased by BP’s appreciative opinion of Origin. He never intended to claim that he originated the doctrine that species have not been independently created. The only novelty in his work is the attempt to explain how species became modified and how the theory of descent explains large classes of facts. If he has taken anything from BP, he has done so unconsciously. Gives names of those he would have mentioned in any account of authors who maintained that species have not been separately created.

CD greatly admires BP’s Philosophy of creation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Baden Powell
Date:  18 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2654

To Baden Powell   18 January [1860]

Summary

To avoid possible misundertanding of his letter [2654] of that morning, CD wishes to make clear that he did not wish to imply that BP’s essay and the Vestiges of creation were in the same class. The more he thinks of it the more difficult he feels it would be to give a fair account of the authors who have maintained the modification of species. CD finds that he referred to BP’s views in the preface to his larger work [Natural selection], which was replaced by the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Baden Powell
Date:  18 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (Quentin Keynes collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2655

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   20 January [1860]

Summary

Gives the results of crossing experiments; some interesting and curious facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  20 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2656

To Edward Cresy   20 January [1860]

Summary

Thanks EC for help in finding French translator [for Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  20 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2657

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [14–19 January 1860]

Summary

Hopes readers will send information on the permanence of cross-bred plants and animals. No one doubts that cross-bred productions tend to revert in various degrees to either parent for many generations. But are there not cases of crossed breeds of sheep and pigs that breed true? CD believes occasional cross-breeding of varieties is advantageous in nature as well as under domestication. [See reply to this letter by J. O. Westwood, Gard. Chron. (1860): 122.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [14–19 Jan 1860]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 21 January 1860, p. 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2658

To Armand de Quatrefages   21 January [1860]

Summary

Discusses P. T. A. Talandier as possible translator [of Origin].

Comments on reception of book in North America and opposition of Louis Agassiz.

Asks about reaction of Henri Milne-Edwards.

QdeB’s lectures on anthropology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  21 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2659

To T. H. Huxley   21 [January 1860]

Summary

Sends copy of 2d ed. of Origin, with list of corrections.

Is at work on "fuller work" [Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection); Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 102)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2660

From Asa Gray   23 January 1860

Summary

American edition of Origin. AG’s assessment of the book’s weak and strong points. Suggests Jeffries Wyman would be a useful source of facts and hints for CD.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 22–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2663

To John Murray   23 [January 1860]

Summary

Has agreed to permit P. T. A. Talandier to translate the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  23 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.62–63)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2664

To R. H. Meade   23 January [1860?]

Summary

Asks RHM to clarify his statement in Annals of Natural History, vol. 15, p. 39, about variation in the maxillae of Phalangiidae and in true spiders, and to provide information on the variation in maxillae of spiders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Henry Meade
Date:  23 Jan [1860?]
Classmark:  Leeds University Library Special Collections (SC MS 1975/2/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2664A

From John Murray   27 January 1860

Summary

Presents statement of expenses and anticipated profit of the new edition of 3000 copies [of Origin].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1860
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 41913 p. 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2664B
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