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To Charles Lyell   1 [June 1860]

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Comments on review of Origin by Andrew Murray [Proc. R. Soc. Edinburgh 4 (1860): 274–91] and views of William Hopkins on Origin ["Physical theories and the phenomena of life" Fraser’s Mag. 61 (1860): 739–52; 62 (1860): 74–90]. The attacks will tell heavily.

Mentions Blyth’s failure to receive appointment as naturalist to China expedition of 1860.

Encloses letter from Asa Gray.

Discusses gestation period in domesticated dogs.

Comments on hybrid fertility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  1 [June 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2820

To George Rolleston   1 June [1860]

Summary

Thanks for invitation [to stay with GR at Oxford], but his poor state of health requires him to stay in private lodgings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  1 June [1860]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.6119/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2820A
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