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From Hugh Falconer   24–7 September [1862]

Summary

Encloses MS ["On the American fossil elephant", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114]. Shows persistence of specific characters through glacial period.

Eocene monkeys mistakenly described as pigs.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24–7 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3737

From G. C. Oxenden   27 September [1862]

Summary

Thinks "ozonised fluid" is a pure solution of permanganate of soda. Sends dosage.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3740

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 September [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham and Arthur Mellersh are in town and BJS wonders whether there is any chance CD might join them.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3741

From A. R. Wallace   30 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges 3d edition of Origin.

Praise of Herbert Spencer’s First Principles [1862].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 106/7 (ser. 2): 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3742

From Henry Johnson   30 September 1862

Summary

HHJ’s paper ["On the distorted skulls found at Wroxeter (Salop)", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 12 (1862–3): 149–50].

He has been approached about becoming F.R.S., but would like to know how expensive it would be.

Requests a photograph.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 168: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3743

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [April – May? 1862]

Summary

Asks for an order to buy a CD photograph for Mr Tait.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May? 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 105 (ser. 2): 9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3745

From B. J. Sulivan   2 October [1862]

Summary

Hopes to visit CD with Mellersh and Wickham the week after next.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3749

From Hugh Falconer   3 October 1862

Summary

Inquires whether previous letter was received by CD.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 164: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3750

From Hugh Falconer   4 October 1862

Summary

Although their views differ, HF is glad they can discuss those differences without offending.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 164: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3751

From Asa Gray   4 and 13 October 1862

Summary

Thinks Max Müller’s Lectures on the science of language [1861–4] will do a real service to CD and natural selection.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 and 13 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3752

From Henry Johnson   8 October 1862

Summary

Doubts he has a chance of being elected F.R.S. because he is 58.

Will send a skull.

Author:  Henry Johnson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 168: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3754

From W. E. Darwin   9 October 1862

Summary

Discusses length of pistils, and measuring seeds and pods for botanical work.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1862
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3754F

From T. H. Huxley   9 October 1862

Summary

The BAAS meeting at Cambridge was exhausting.

Owen came to attack him but was beaten; his paper fell flat.

A "society for propagation of common honesty in all parts of the world" was established at Cambridge [THH’s "Thorough Club"?].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 294
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3755

From T. H. Huxley   10 October [1862]

Summary

Thanks for a contribution ["On the so-called ""auditory-sac"" of cirripedes", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 115–16; Collected papers 2: 85–7]. Is sending a proof.

This year’s lecture to working men to be devoted to CD’s book.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3756

From W. E. Darwin   11 October [1862]

Summary

Sends comments on Lythrum.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3756F

From J. D. Hooker   [12 October 1862]

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Summary

Has sent two Impatiens flowers; curious to know what CD makes of the floral whorls and their vascular bundles.

Cassia is another genus that has different [coloured] anthers in same flower.

Continues to work on Welwitschia.

Feels as CD does about his work, which after a time seems flat and stale. He could never have done what CD did in his Orchids.

CD’s facts about Verbascum have horrible bearing on JDH’s practice of lumping species together.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [12 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 59–60, 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3757

From B. J. Sulivan   13 October [1862]

Summary

If Wickham remains in town and CD is well enough, BJS thinks they might come about the 22d.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3759

From B. J. Sulivan   14 October [1862]

Summary

Arranges to come to Down on the 21st if CD is well enough.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3763

From George Bentham   15 October 1862

Summary

Sends CD the reference for GB’s summary of Targioni-Tozzetti’s work [see 3760].

Hopes for a communication to the Linnean Society from CD "this winter".

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3765

From C. C. Babington   16 October 1862

Summary

Believes the [Lythrum] seeds have been sent to CD by Stratton [Curator, Cambridge Botanic Garden]. They have none of the others requested.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3767
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