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From Nicholas Trübner   7 May 1867

Summary

Weisse of Stuttgart is keen to publish a translation of the book on which CD is working [Variation].

Author:  Trübner, Nicholas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 178: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5530

To V. O. Kovalevsky   16 May [1867]

Summary

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]

Summary

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

From Ernst Haeckel   12 May 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for new edition of Origin [4th ed. (1866)].

Comments on CD’s criticism of the harsh tone of Generelle Morphologie. Thinks he may have harmed himself but not the cause. Believes a radical reform of the science necessary, and since most scientists take a prejudiced view of the matter, a vigorous attack is essential.

Describes his travels in Canaries, Spain, and France.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5533

From Julius von Haast   12 May – 2 June 1867

Summary

JvH will help with expression queries. Considers CD’s investigation highly important and original. Sends list of men to whom he is sending copies of the questions.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May – 2 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5534

From J. W. Salter   14 May 1867

Summary

Having tried all other sources for aid, JWS is forced to turn to CD’s generosity. His financial position is bad; frequent and serious illness prevents him from working properly.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5535

From V. O. Kovalevsky   14 May 1867

Summary

The proofs CD sent seem to have been lost in the post. Asks him to send another set by ordinary letter post.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5536

From V. O. Kovalevsky   15 May 1867

Summary

Lost proofs have arrived.

Proposes to append the woodcuts of dog and cat varieties from Brehm [Illustrirtes Thierleben (1864–7)], which he has also translated, to the Russian edition of Variation.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5537

From V. O. Kovalevsky   [after 24? May 1867]

Summary

Repeats details of his previous letter [5537] as he was unsure whether CD received it.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24? May 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5538

From J. D. Hooker   17 May 1867

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Summary

Cannot come to Down; John Smith is unwell.

Will go to Paris again at end of month.

Wallace and F. J. H. von Mueller of Victoria are most likely candidates for Royal Society Gold Medal for biology.

Encloses letter from Henry Barkly.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 163–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Directors’ Correspoddence 188: 125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5539

From Camille Dareste   19 May 1867

Summary

CD’s letter [3992] gave him encouragement in his work [on monstrosities], which, he regrets, is little understood or appreciated in France. Hopes to be able to produce anomalies at will as a result of his experiments. Sends a recent paper ["Rapport sur un veau monstrueux", Arch. Com. Agric. Arrondissement Lille (1867)].

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5540

To V. O. Kovalevsky   20 May [1867]

Summary

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

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   25 May 1867

Summary

Details of Arabis crosses. Seed-pods of A. blepharophylla and A. soyeri crosses are longer and wider than those of either species.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5550

To Isaac Anderson-Henry   22 May [1867]

Summary

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

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   24 May 1867

Summary

Has crossed pods of Arabis blepharophylla larger than normal ones.

Sends Telliamed as gift.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5549

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   20 May 1867

Summary

Offers to send Benoît de Maillet’s Telliamed [1750].

Encloses a letter [16 May 1867] from John Anderson, a nurseryman, giving information on budding of blotched ash at the nursery.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 68, 68a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5542
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