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To ?   [after 2 November 1859]

Summary

Origin will be published 22 Nov. Fears correspondent will find the conclusions "abominable".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after 2 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  Michael S. Hollander (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2541

CD memorandum   24 April 1859

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Questions about stripes on mules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Apr 1859
Classmark:  DAR 206 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2454

To T. H. Huxley   24 December [1859]

Summary

Sends MS on pigeons for THH’s lecture at Royal Institution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 218 photocopy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2600

To J. D. Hooker   25 [December 1859]

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CD will not write to L. Descaisne to defend his priority over C. V. Naudin.

Feels success of theory depends on acceptance and application by good and well-known workers, like JDH, Huxley, and Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2602

To T. H. Huxley   25 December [1859]

Summary

Henry Holland and others have attacked his reasoning from analogy to one primordial created form – by which CD means only that we know nothing of how life originated. The reasoning seems probable to him, so he has kept it in.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2603

To W. D. Fox   25 December [1859]

Summary

His poor health keeps him from work.

His book [Origin] is a success "in the ordinary sense" – has had to reprint another 3000 copies.

Will now begin his "bigger book" which he plans to publish in three separate volumes with distinct titles and also a general title.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  25 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2604

To John Higgins   26 December 1859

Summary

Discusses purchase of additional land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  26 Dec 1859
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/3/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2605

To J. D. Hooker   26 [December 1859]

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High, detailed praise for introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae [reprinted as On the flora of Australia (1859)]. CD expects it to convert botanists from doctrine of immutable creation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 33, 30a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2606

To John Murray   26 [December 1859]

Summary

Has sent off last proof of 2d ed. of Origin. Assumes JM has remembered the diagram. Asks that remaining clean sheets be sent to Asa Gray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  26 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.48–48A)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2607

To Charles Lyell   27 [December 1859]

Summary

Mentions William Clift ["Report in regard to the fossil bones found in New Holland", Edinburgh New Philos. J. 10 (1830–1): 394–6].

Discusses relations between fossil and living types.

Discusses Hooker’s introductory essay [in Flora Tasmaniae]. Criticises Hooker’s views on flora of rising and sinking islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  27 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.187)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2608

To J. D. Hooker   28 [December 1859]

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CD has written to Asa Gray criticising J. D. Dana’s arguments for a warm period subsequent to glacial period.

Remembers it is Alphonse de Candolle who states that many species are not true species.

Did Huxley write the excellent review in the Times?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2610

To T. H. Huxley   28 December [1859]

Summary

Delighted with Times review [26 Dec 1859]. Puzzled by author, suspects THH, but publication in Times makes it unlikely. Sorry for Owen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2611

To Charles Lyell   29 [December 1859]

Summary

Encloses letter concerning Edward Blyth’s application for a position with the China expedition.

Mentions reviews of the Origin. Guesses that Huxley wrote the Times review.

Alludes to discussion of relations between fossil and modern types [in Principles of geology 3: 144].

Discusses destruction of tropical forms in the glacial period.

Mentions letter from Dana concerning Dana’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  29 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.188)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2612

To J. D. Hooker   29 [December 1859]

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Queries possible misprint in JDH’s introduction to Flora Tasmaniae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [Dec 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2613

To John Gwyn Jeffreys   29 December [1859]

Summary

Thanks for correction concerning the scarcity of fossil littoral shells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gwyn Jeffreys
Date:  29 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 323
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2614

To J. D. Dana   30 December [1859]

Summary

Grieved at JDD’s illness. Recommends water-cure. Describes his own illness.

The reception of Origin has been more successful than he dreamed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  30 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 366
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2615

From W. C. L. Martin   [1859–61]

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Examples of animals that dwell in dark places, some of which are blind, some not. Asks: where causes are the same, why is not the effect? Does not think disuse is the answer, but arrested development.

Comments also on the absence of a ligament in four mammals and asks how natural selection accounts for this.

Author:  William Charles Linnaeus Martin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1859–61]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 211–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2629

To J. S. Henslow   10 January [1859]

Summary

Thanks JSH for specimens. Comments on the structure of a hornet comb and asks JSH to obtain some fresh combs for him and to make observations for him. He is greatly interested in "these wondrous architectural instincts".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  10 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A120–A121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2648

To A. C. Ramsay   [26 June 1859]

Summary

Has finished ACR’s article ["The old glaciers of Switzerland and N. Wales" in Peaks, passes, and glaciers, ed. J. Ball (1859)]. Asks the authority for glacial drifts in Siberia. Wishes ACR would examine the Glen Roy parallel roads and settle the problem.

Asks if it is certain that traces of organic remains have been found in Long Mynd beds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  [26 June 1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2842

From A. C. Ramsay   [27–30 June 1859]

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No doubt about worm-holes in the Long Mynd, and they are certainly lower than J. Barrande’s primordial zone. Fossils in Laurentian gneiss.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27–30 June 1859]
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 400
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2845
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