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To ?   [before 1 July 1868]

Summary

Sends a copy of George Bentham’s Anniversary address to the Linnean Society of London (Bentham 1868).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 1 July 1868]
Classmark:  Deutsches Museum Archive, Munich (Pamphlet HS-Nr. 04130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6262F

From G. H. Lewes   26 July 1868

Summary

Replies to CD’s letter [missing]. He does intend to treat of Pangenesis "as the most remarkable hypothesis yet put forth".

His articles in Fortnightly Review have grown in number so that he plans to make a book of them. Asks CD to send him notes of his objections.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6290

To J. D. Hooker   28 July [1868]

Summary

Sorry to hear of baby’s illness.

Comments on statement that belief in natural selection is passing away. Common descent of species is almost universally accepted now, and this is more important. In large part acceptance is due to Origin. Discusses reception of and interest in Origin in various countries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6292

To G. H. Lewes   28 July [1868]

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Summary

Thanks GHL for his support of Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Lewes
Date:  28 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6293

From Alfred Wrigley   28 July 1868

Summary

Leonard Darwin is to enter Woolwich Military Academy.

Author:  Alfred Wrigley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6294

From J. D. Hooker   29 July 1868

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Summary

Thanks for information in CD’s letter.

Baby has been ill.

Has finished rough sketch of [BAAS] address.

Has got G. H. Richard to take Geographical Section at Norwich meeting.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 222–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6296

From G. H. Lewes   30 July 1868

Summary

In consideration of CD’s health, withdraws his request for notes on GHL’s articles.

While in Freiburg, heard that August Weismann’s inaugural address on CD’s views [Über die Berechtigung der Darwin’schen Theorie (1868)] created a sensation.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6297

To Edward Blyth   [after July 1868]

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Summary

Questions from CD related to bird plumage and sexual differences, with answers by EB.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [after July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 84.2: 183, 187, 187v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6532

From Julia Margaret Cameron   [before 10 July 1868]

Summary

On the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 10 July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6270

From J. M. Cameron   10 July 1868

Summary

More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6271

From J. D. Hooker   12 July [1868]

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Summary

Sketches out subjects he intends to speak on at Norwich [BAAS meeting]: museums, CD’s work in botany, Pangenesis, early history of mankind.

Asks about CD’s "book on man" [Descent].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6272

From George Cupples   13 July 1868

Summary

Offers deerhound puppy.

Asks for photograph.

Encloses letter from George Cupples of notes, with excerpts from letters from Peter Robertson and John Wright, relating to difference in size between male and female deerhounds. Reports on weight statistics of ten [deerhound] puppies being observed.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 129–32; DAR 161: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6274

To Charles Lyell   14 July 1868

Summary

Comments favourably, though often differing, on articles by G. H. Lewes.

Discusses claim of Agassiz [in A journey in Brazil (1868)] that he found evidence of glaciers in Brazil. Suggests sponsoring an expedition to test these claims.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  14 July 1868
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.352)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6275

To J. D. Hooker   14 July 1868

Summary

Thinks JDH would be wise not to touch on Pangenesis; it has very few friends. Bentham is doubtful, Carus against, and Alphonse de Candolle likes it least in the book. CD still convinced it will be hereafter looked on as "best hypothesis of generation inheritance & development". If JDH means to cut up Pangenesis he has no word to say in opposition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 94: 76–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6276

From Alphonse de Candolle   15 July 1868

Summary

Corrects himself on Robinia pseud-acacia: its spines are stipules, which explains hereditary fixity.

AdeC’s observations on movement of scalp muscles.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6277

To Inland Revenue   [17–21 July 1868?]

Summary

Cannot fill out a return [for foreign revenue?] until his return home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Inland Revenue
Date:  [17–21 July 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6278

To J. D. Hooker   [18 July 1868]

Summary

Looks forward to seeing JDH and hearing about address.

Feels better already.

Disappointed in house [they have taken at Freshwater].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 78–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6279

From Ernst Haeckel   17 July 1868

Summary

Comments on CD’s health.

Has received gold medal from Dutch Academy of Science for Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Siphonophoren [1869].

His Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts [1868] has been sharply attacked by the clergy.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6280

From Edward Blyth   20 July 1868

Summary

Reports on newly discovered Sclater’s pea-fowl from Cochin China.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6281

To Alphonse de Candolle   20 July [1868]

Summary

Thanks AdeC for correcting an error about thorns, which CD might have quoted.

CD will be cautious in regard to the muscles of the scalp. [Descent 1: 20].

His health has failed again "in the usual manner" and he has been ordered to do no work.

Repeats how interested and pleased he was by AdeC’s last long, remarkable letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  20 July [1868]
Classmark:  Archives de la famille de Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6282
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