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From A. R. Wallace   [after 20 August 1862]

Summary

Would be pleased to have third edition of Origin.

Is unwell and dreads the winter.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3694

From J. D. Hooker   [26–31 August 1862]

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Summary

On microscopes.

Cannot remember any plants but Melastoma with different coloured polliniferous anthers.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26–31 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3697

From John Lubbock   23 August 1862

Summary

JL’s Swiss tour with Tyndall and Huxley.

Lake-habitations.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3698

From A. C. Ramsay   26 August 1862

Summary

Sends his paper [on glacial lakes, see 3450]. Falconer attacked it. Falconer thinks Himalayas confound the theory, but Hooker writes that it explains the absence of lakes there.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 176: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3701

From Daniel Oliver   4 September 1862

Summary

Sends flowers with anthers of two colours.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3711

From Asa Gray   5 September 1862

Summary

Suggests CD try to get Lythrum hyssopifolia from France.

Dimorphic flowers.

Differences between newly opened and older orchids.

Flowers of Spiranthes and Goodyera.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 111: 81, DAR 165: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3712

From Edouard Claparède   6 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s approval of his review of Origin in Revue Germanique [16 (1861): 523–59; 17 (1861): 232–63]. Praises natural selection;

criticises C.-A. Royer’s [French] translation.

Author:  Jean Louis René Antoine Edouard (Edouard) Claparède
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.1: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3715

From G. C. Oxenden   11 September 1862

Summary

He collected Splachnum luteum north of Spitzbergen 40 years ago. Now an acquaintance has brought the plant back from the identical spot.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3716

From Daniel Oliver   13 September 1862

Summary

Has given directions to save seeds of Lythrum hyssopifolium.

CD’s diagram of Lythrum salicaria is very remarkable. [See Collected papers 2: 107.]

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 111 (ser. 2): 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3718

From Edward Cresy   13 September 1862

Summary

Walter White [Asst.-Sec. and Librarian, Royal Society] has introduced EC to Richard Kippist of the Linnean Society, who has made little progress toward accepting Origin.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3719

From Daniel Oliver   14 April 1862

Summary

Discusses primrose ovules,

Atlantis paper [Nat. Hist. Rev. (1862): 149–70],

plant migrations;

Corydalis.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3722

From J. D. Hooker   16 September 1862

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Summary

Wife’s health better.

Visited Duke of Argyll.

Thanks CD for Cruciferae diagram; will ponder it.

Staggered by complexity of Welwitschia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3725

From C. C. Babington   16 September 1862

Summary

Hopes to have Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds to send soon.

BAAS is meeting in Cambridge and all eminent Cambridge men are wanted present. If his health were reliable, CD would be in chair of Botany and Zoology Section.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3726

From Philip Gidley King   16 September 1862

Summary

PGK’s brother is coming to England and will call on CD.

He is impressed but not absolutely convinced by the Origin.

Raises a question about which CD wrote years ago: why do sheep degenerate in Australia, necessitating periodic importation?

Author:  Philip Gidley King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 169: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3727

From G. C. Oxenden   17 September [1862]

Summary

Strongly recommends Condy’s "Ozonised Disinfectant" as a cure for scarlet fever.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3728

From Alphonse de Candolle   18 September 1862

Summary

Praises Orchids.

He has finished his work on Quercus.

H. Lecoq has worked on hybridism,

and P. Duchartre on orchid polymorphism.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3730

From J. D. Hooker   20 September 1862

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Asks his opinion of A. C. Ramsay’s glacial lake theory. Encloses Julius Haast’s communication on glacial phenomena.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 58, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Director’s Correspondence 174 (New Zealand letters, 1854–1900): 273)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3731

From W. B. Clarke   20 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges presentation copy of Orchids.

Asks advice on what to do with all his fossils. Sending various specimens.

Author:  William Branwhite Clarke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3733

From Emile M. J. M. P. Goubert   20 September 1862

Summary

Offers to exchange fossils with CD. He has very good series of French and German fossils.

Author:  Emile M. J. M. P. Goubert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3734

From Asa Gray   22 September 1862

Summary

Last chapter of Orchids opens up a "knotty sort of question about accident or design".

Changes in orchid flowers as they age.

Thinks CD may find trimorphism in Nesaea verticillata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 118, 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3736
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