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To J. D. Hooker   [5 August 1858]



Working on abstract, which now is to consist of a number of sections each to be read at Linnean Society and to be published as a unit. Has finished section on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [5 Aug 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2313

From G. R. Waterhouse   2 August 1858


Bees’ cells; is the hexagonal shape deliberate or merely the result of lateral pressure on cylinders?

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2317

To J. D. Hooker   [10 August 1858]



Thanks JDH for stylistic corrections on MS of large and small genera.

Observations, while walking along headlands, on thistle-down blown out to sea and then blown inland.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Aug 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2318

To Thomas Campbell Eyton   4 August [1858]


Has finished arranging his pigeons’ skeletons. May consult TCE on them.

CD is at work on an abstract of his conclusions on species and varieties [Origin]. His "bigger book" [Natural selection] will take two or three more years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  4 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.156)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2319

To J. S. Henslow   4 August [1858]


CD and his family have come to the seashore, driven from home by scarlet fever at Down, death [of Charles Waring Darwin], and other family illness. Sorry to miss seeing JSH.

Would be grateful to hear his objections to CD’s species speculations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  4 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A53–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2320

To Asa Gray   11 August [1858]


Species migration since the Pliocene. Effect of the glacial epoch. Present geographical distribution, especially similarities of mountain floras, explained by such migration; mountain summits as remnants of a once continuous flora and fauna.

Cross-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (42 and 9a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2321

From Charles Moore   11 August 1858


Encloses a list of British perennials which seed in New South Wales and explains the source of his information. Lists plants which have become weeds in the country.

Author:  Charles Moore
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1858
Classmark:  DAR 171: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2322

To Trenham Reeks?   13 August [1858]


Has been asked to set a price on slate relief slabs [see 2236]. Would appreciate advice from correspondent as he would like to buy pictures with the money.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Trenham Reeks
Date:  13 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (GSM 1/501)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2323

To John Lubbock   [August–September 1858]


Variations in the structure of Pelargonium flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [Aug–Sept 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 24 (EH 88206473)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2390
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