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To J. D. Hooker   [21 May 1867]


Glad to hear Wallace is contender for Gold Medal. Has highest esteem for his extraordinary talents.

Thanks for H. Barkly’s letter from Mauritius.

Glad to see HB takes same view as CD about bones of deer [see 5395].

Objections to continental extension theory.

Progress [on Variation] very slow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [21 May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5543

To Ernst Haeckel   21 May [1867]


Discusses his previous criticisms of EH’s Generelle Morphologie. Fears it will make enemies.

Discusses reception of descent theory in England.

Mentions EH’s trip to Canary Islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  21 May [1867]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1-52/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5544

To Camille Dareste   23 May 1867


Praises Dareste’s work on teratology; is convinced that it will be highly valued.

Is working on Variation; will send a copy when published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Date:  23 May 1867
Classmark:  Jean-Louis Fischer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5547

To John Higgins   23 May 1867


Acknowledges receipt of £159 11s. 2d.

Glad to hear that the cottages are nearly finished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  23 May 1867
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5547F

To Fritz Müller   26 May [1867]


Thanks for information on sexual differences.

Orchids; self-sterility and difficulty of getting seeds to germinate.


Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  26 May [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5551

To J. D. Hooker   26 [May 1867]


It was foolish of him to say a word about continental extensions so briefly that he thinks JDH misunderstood him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5552

To George Howard Darwin   27 May [1867]


CD has come to think a name better than "Pangenesis" is needed. Asks GHD to get a suggestion from a classics scholar. "Cell-genesis wd be perfect if it cd be put into Greek."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  27 May [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5553

To Albert Gaudry   27 May [1867]


Is much obliged for AG’s two memoirs ["Mémoire sur le reptile découvert par M. Frossard", Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3 (1867): 21–40; Bull. Soc. Géol. France 2d ser. 24 (1867): 397–400].

All "inosculating forms" are very interesting to CD.

Agrees with AG on the importance of attempts to affiliate extinct and existing species.

Will send French edition of Variation when published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Date:  27 May [1867]
Classmark:  Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan (Library: Fondo Gaudry b. 7, fasc. 28, doc. 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5554

To J. J. Moulinié   16 May [1867]


Sheets dispatched. Book [French edition of Variation] not so large as expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms. suppl. 66, f. 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6176

To V. O. Kovalevsky   16 May [1867]


Sends proof-sheets [of Variation]. Will not charge VOK for right of translation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  16 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5531

To J. D. Hooker   [12] May [1867]


Sends Fritz Müller’s address; has sent him Insular floras [pamphlet].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12] May [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5532

To V. O. Kovalevsky   20 May [1867]


CD is sorry proof-sheets were lost; hopes clean sheets will have arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  20 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5541

To V. O. Kovalevsky   2 May [1867]


CD has sent some revised proof-sheets and ordered the stereotypes [for Russian translation of Variation]. First volume is dull, but he hopes second is more interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  2 May [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5523

To Ludwig Rütimeyer   4 May [1867]


Thanks LR for sending his works.

Correcting proofs of Variation.

Chapter on pigs and cattle derived mostly from LR’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Ludwig (Ludwig) Rütimeyer
Date:  4 May [1867]
Classmark:  Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Handschriften (G IV 91, 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5527

To A. R. Wallace   5 May [1867]


Returns ARW’s notes. He will work up subject much better than CD.

Apologises for the note of illiberality in his letter regarding ARW’s work on the colouring and other sexual differences in mammals.

Discusses laws of inheritance based on sexual selection.

He questions the extent of applicability of principles of protection and sexual selection to lower animal forms, though Ernst Haeckel has shown how protection may account for transparency and absence of colour in lower oceanic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  5 May [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 f. 89)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5528

To J. M. Herbert   7 May [1867]


Contributes to a memorial for Richard Dawes.

Describes his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  7 May [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.327)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5529

To Isaac Anderson-Henry   22 May [1867]


Obliged for case of grafted ash.

Asks about pods of Arabis.

Would like to borrow Maillet [Telliamed (1750)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Date:  22 May [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5545
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