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To ?   [1860–82?]


Sends photograph in case recipient collects them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860–82?]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681, 28 and 29 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3052F

To ?   14 June [1860]


He has sent the list of seeds to J. H. Hooker at Kew. There has been no agreement about a French edition [of Origin]. There is little chance of his being at the BAAS meeting at Oxford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  14 June [1860]
Classmark:  University of South Carolina Libraries, Hollings Special Collections Library (C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Darwin and Darwiniana)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2832F

To a bookseller   9 September [1860]


Orders one copy of the issue of the Atlantic Monthly for last August (but not worth sending to America for) and two copies of the issue for next October.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  9 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  International Autograph Auctions Ltd (dealers) (14 December 2013 lot 403)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2908F

To ?   25 [April 1860?]


August Laugel has sent him a copy of his review [of Origin] in Revue des Deux-Mondes [26 (1860): 644–71].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 [Apr 1860?]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2768

To ?   [1860 or later]


Asserts that if his views [in the Origin] are in the main right, palaeontology does not give a fair picture of the forms that have peopled the earth, and [fossil] collections are a mere chance gathering of a few forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2625

To ?   19 March [1860–1?]


Recommends papers on Styrian Cave insects and American cave animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Mar [1860–1]
Classmark:  King’s College London Archives (TH/PP MISC)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770G

To ?   [1860 or later?]


Is "almost certain" plant is Menispermum canadense.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later?]
Classmark:  Glenbow Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13875

To ?   [1860 or later?]


CD’s health remains bad and as he grows older he becomes weaker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13876

To Daniel Oliver   24 [September 1860]


Admires DO’s correlation of spiny tree species and dry hot climate. CD suggests that spines, like strange aroma of desert plants, protect against browsing where there are few plants.

Fragrance and unisexuality.

Dimorphism in Viola tricolor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  24 [Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 22 (EH 88206006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2960

To Asa Gray   24 October [1860]


Has been consulting with John Murray about the possibility of publishing AG’s three Atlantic Monthly articles [see 2910] as a pamphlet, but has been strongly advised against it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  24 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2961

To John Innes   26 October [1860]


Etty has had a relapse. "What the end will be, we know not."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  26 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2962

To W. E. Darwin   26 [October 1860]


Concern over Henrietta’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  26 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2963

To J. S. Henslow   26 October [1860]


CD does not mind C. R. Bree’s dull, unvarying abuse and misrepresentation, but when he doubts CD’s deliberate word, "that is the act of a man who has not the soul of a gentleman in him".

JSH’s letter in Athenæum ["Flints in the drift", 20 Oct. 1860, p. 516] is interesting.

H. Freke’s paper [On the origin of species by means of organic affinity (1861)] is beyond CD’s scope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  26 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2964

To Daniel Oliver   27 [September 1860]


Thinks he has worked out simple mechanism of movement in Drosera. Believes he is correct that gum has no effect.

Thanks for Trécul paper ["Organisation des glandes pédicellées de la feuille du Drosera rotundifolia", C. R. Hebd. Acad. Sci. 40: 1355–8; Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 3d ser. 3: 303–11].

Chloroform paralyses plants in 30 seconds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  27 [Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 23 (EH 88206007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2965

To David Thomas Ansted   27 October [1860]


Comments on interpretation of natural selection in DTA’s Geological gossip [1860].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  27 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2966

To William Sharpey   28 October [1860]


Testimonial for Daniel Oliver’s candidacy as Professor of Botany [DO was Professor of Botany, University College London, 1861–88].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sharpey
Date:  28 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 70 (EH)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2967

To Asa Gray   31 October [1860]


Talks of getting copies of AG’s Atlantic Monthly articles for distribution in England.

Describes the pollinating mechanisms of Orchis pyramidalis and Spiranthes autumnalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  31 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (45 and 124a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2969

To T. H. Huxley   1 November [1860]


THH’s term "Pithecoid Man" is a theory in itself.

CD is convinced that his doctrine of a mundane period of glaciation is correct.

Henrietta’s serious illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 141)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2972

To Edward Cresy   2 November [1860]


Thanks for pamphlet by A. S. Taylor.

"… we have had a terrible week with my poor girl [Henrietta] on the point of death".

Discusses experiments involving placing solutions of ammonia and other substances on leaves of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  2 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2973

To Edward Cresy   2 November [1860]


Discusses pamphlet by A. S. Taylor

and note by A. W. v. Hofmann concerning iodine solution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  2 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2974
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