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From H. G. Bronn   19 May 1862

Summary

Thanks for revisions in 2d ed. of Origin. Suggests correction regarding species numbers in the Tertiary.

Comments on pages of Orchids and problems of German translation.

Believes CD’s theory not yet proven, but that it will finally lead to truth.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3561

From Henry Holland   19 May [1862]

Summary

Thanks for Orchids.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3562

From Edward Cresy   19 May 1862

Summary

Comments on presentation copy of Orchids: bee Ophrys self-fertilisation; origin of nectar; odour of orchids. Book gives strong cases for special creationists.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3563

From H. W. Bates   19 May 1862

Summary

Miocene glacial period a remarkable discovery; if it is true, enlargement of Tertiary period necessary.

Received German monograph on Chilean Carabi that does not answer where isolated species came from.

HWB finds genital modifications of Chrysomela strong support for the theory.

Thanks for copy of Orchids.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3564

From Thomas Campbell Eyton   [after 19 May 1862?]

Summary

Sends photograph. Asks CD for his.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 19 May 1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3364
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