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To ?   1 August [1864 or 1865]

Summary

Sends a photograph of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Aug [1864-5]
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque de Botanique, Paris (Ms CRY 493, fol. 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4580F

From W. B. Tegetmeier   [before 21 December 1864]

Summary

Sends paper on mimetic analogy [Intellect. Obs. 6 (1864): 307–13].

Mongrel experiments are progressing, but he has observed no signs of sterility.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 21 Dec 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4687

From E. A. Darwin   [before 30 November 1864]

Summary

Gives Lyell’s report of conversation with Sabine about the grounds for the award of CD’s [Copley] Medal.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 Nov 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4688

From George Busk   1 December 1864

Summary

Has received CD’s Copley Medal for him. Conveys regrets of Royal Society at his absence.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 379
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4689

From E. A. Darwin   1 December 1864

Summary

Discusses the affairs of the late Edward Evans for whom CD and EAD are trustees.

Has got CD’s [Copley] Medal, "it is rather ugly to look at, & too light to turn into candlesticks".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 105: B31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4690

To John Higgins   1 December 1864

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £262 13s. 5d.

Sorry to hear JH is still suffering from gout.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  1 Dec 1864
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4690F

From John Obadiah Westwood   2 December 1864

Summary

Sends photo for B. D. Walsh; requests those of New World entomologists, and CD’s.

Author:  John Obadiah Westwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1864
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4691

From J. D. Hooker   2 December 1864

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Summary

Recounts row at the Royal Society over exclusion of mention of Origin from Sabine’s address awarding Copley Medal to CD.

Encloses two letters to JDH from James Hector in New Zealand.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 260–1; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Director’s correspondence 174: 429–31 & 433–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4692

From Hugh Falconer   2 December 1864

Summary

The [Royal Society] President’s address is in the Reader [4 (1864): 708–9], but one or two sentences have been omitted.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 164: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4693

To B. D. Walsh   4 December [1864]

Summary

Discusses Agassiz’s misrepresentations of his views and J. D. Dana’s "wild notions".

The reception is friendlier from younger scientists in France, and many of the best men in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4695

To George Busk   4 December [1864]

Summary

Thanks GB for proposing him for Copley Medal; suspects he is responsible for the praise in Sabine’s "splendid eulogy" on his work. Has, however, written to Sabine to say he would have liked a little more said about the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4696

To J. D. Hooker   4 December [1864]

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Summary

CD pleased with Huxley for defending him against Sabine. Also pleased with much of Sabine’s address. Is sure JDH wrote the botanical part.

Suggests James Hector observe which insects visit endemic New Zealand plants

and JDH examine distribution of white vs coloured corollas in New Zealand.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 255a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4697

To Hugh Falconer   4 December [1864]

Summary

Much pleased by Edward Sabine’s address.

Grateful to HF for his interest [in the award of Copley Medal to CD].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4698

To B. D. Walsh   [4 December 1864?]

Summary

Sends J. O. Westwood’s direction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  [4 Dec 1864?]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4698F

From Asa Gray   5 December 1864

Summary

Congratulates CD on the Copley Medal.

Is making inquiries on the habits of American cuckoos and sends a letter from Henry Bryant on that subject.

Discusses the Civil War.

Encloses letter from W. H. Leggett containing observations on Amphicarpaea.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 109: A87; DAR 165: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4699

From C. V. Naudin   6 December 1864

Summary

Congratulates CD on the Copley Medal.

Directs CD to his short memoir on crossing ["De l’hybridité", C. R. Hebd. Acad. Sci. 59 (1864): 837–45].

Author:  Charles Victor Naudin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 172: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4703

From Elizabeth Juliana Sabine   7 December [1864]

Summary

Acknowledges the receipt of CD’s letter on behalf of her husband, who is unwell.

Author:  Elizabeth Juliana Sabine
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4705

To C. V. Naudin   8 December [1864]

Summary

Thanks CVN for reference to the Comptes Rendus [Académie Française].

Mentions CVN’s work on Cucurbitaceae and notes that he (CD) has quoted extensively from it in Variation.

Hopes to send paper on Lythrum [Collected papers 2: 106–31] soon.

Mentions exchange of photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Victor Naudin
Date:  8 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.303)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4707

From J. D. Hooker   [6 December 1864]

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Summary

Sabine’s address, printed in the Reader [4 (1864): 708–9], is good on the whole. Sends Huxley’s account of the row.

Praises John Ruskin’s eloquent reply to Jukes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Dec 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 262–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4708

To [Frederick Wollaston Hutton]   8 December [1864]

Summary

Regrets he has no notes on periods when albatrosses were abundant off Cape Horn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Wollaston Hutton
Date:  8 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4710
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