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To Hugh Falconer   [8 May 1862]

Summary

Will try to call tomorrow. What HF tells him about horses makes him eager to come.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  [8 May 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3539

To Hugh Falconer   1 October [1862]

Summary

Extreme interest in MS of HF’s paper on the American fossil elephant [Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 43–114].

Pleased HF does not believe in immutable species. Significance of proboscidean group verging towards extinction. Comments on natural selection preserving type despite variability. Natural selection solves problem of how every part of each creature has become adapted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  1 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3746

To Hugh Falconer   4 October [1862]

Summary

Explains that he returned the MS - part of a paper on fossil and living species of elephant (Falconer 1863) - to Falconer’s house in Park Crescent the previous Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  4 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Maggs Bros, Autograph Letters & Historical Documents, Cat. 1345, 2003
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3751F

To Hugh Falconer   14 November [1862]

Summary

Comments on HF’s paper on Plagiaulax from the Purbeck beds. Paper "dreadfully severe" on Owen.

"I am worse than ever in bearing any excitement."

Glad HF attacked Australian Mastodon. Never did believe in him.

Mentions Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  14 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3806

To Hugh Falconer   29 December [1862]

Summary

Has HF met with any cases of what gardeners call "sports" and what CD will call "bud-variations"?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  29 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3883

From Hugh Falconer   7 May [1862]

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Summary

Wanted to talk with CD about the astonishing new Pliocene fossil discoveries in North America reported by Leidy. One horse fossil’s dentition, if it could be believed, would be of great interest to CD’s views.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 380
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3538

From Hugh Falconer   24–7 September [1862]

Summary

Encloses MS ["On the American fossil elephant", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114]. Shows persistence of specific characters through glacial period.

Eocene monkeys mistakenly described as pigs.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24–7 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3737

From Hugh Falconer   3 October 1862

Summary

Inquires whether previous letter was received by CD.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 164: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3750

From Hugh Falconer   4 October 1862

Summary

Although their views differ, HF is glad they can discuss those differences without offending.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 164: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3751

From Hugh Falconer   12 November [1862]

Summary

Sends paper on affinities of Plagiaulax ["On Plagiaulax from the Purbeck beds", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 18 (1862): 348–69].

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3804
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