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From George Henslow   [c. August 1867?]


Thanks CD for his interesting papers.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Aug 1867?]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5336

From Edouard Bornet   [before 20 August 1867]


Sends ten different forms of Draba and Jordan’s instructions on when to sow seeds.

Reports sterility of a cross of two varieties of Papaver.

Thanks CD for a memoir.

Author:  Jean-Baptiste-Édouard (Édouard) Bornet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 20 Aug 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5592

From Charles Lyell   4 August 1867


Comments on proof-sheets of Variation.

His revisions of Principles of geology, 10th ed.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1867
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 415–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5595

From William Bowman   5 August 1867


Supposes that infants’ eyes bulge and become engorged with blood during fits of sneezing or screaming, but doubts Charles Bell’s experiment of opening and observing eyes turn from pale to red [Anatomy and philosophy of expression (1844)].

Discusses the action of the eye when looking at distant objects.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 267 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5596

From John Murray   5 August [1867]


He is unacquainted with Brehm’s work [Thierleben]. Asks that a volume be sent so he can form an opinion on publishing it.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5597

From Robert Swinhoe   5 August 1867


Will do his best to get observations on expression among the Chinese.

Reports observations on hedgehogs collecting fruit with their spines.

Discusses the domestic pig of Formosa, its wild ancestors, and its capacity to breed with other races.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5598

From Seth Sutton    8 August 1867


Reports observations, as requested by CD, on expression in chimpanzees and orangs at Zoological Garden, London [see Expression, p. 95].

Author:  S Sutton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 322
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5602

From Andrew Murray   12 August 1867


He is planning a new journal to replace Natural History Review. Unlike the old one, it would be confined to reviews and would include an index of works on travel.

Author:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5604

From George Henslow   15 August 1867


Proposes writing a note for Linnean Society ["Note on the structure of Genista tinctoria", J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 468], in part using information CD gave him at Down.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5606

From B. J. Sulivan   16 August [1867]


Discusses a rare shell found by BJS on the Beagle voyage, an account of which has just been written by Davidson [possibly in Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 20 (1867): 81–3].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5607

From J. D. Hooker   17 August 1867



His opinion of two novels: Mary Barton and North and south [both by Mrs Gaskell].

Sends R. O. Cunningham’s letters.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 174–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5609

From William Angus Knight   20 August 1867


Offers CD a room for his forthcoming visit to the BAAS meeting at Dundee.

Author:  William Angus Knight
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5610

From William Boyd Dawkins   22 August 1867


On the breeding out of horns in Galloway cattle.

Has a finely graded series linking the dentition of the rhinoceros with that of the Palaeotherium of the Eocene.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5614

From Thomas Wright   24 August 1867


Discusses coral reefs and sends CD his paper on "Coral reefs present and past" [Cotteswold Club Proc. 4 (1868): 60–74].

Author:  Thomas Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 181: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5616

From W. B. Dawkins   27 August 1867


Thanks for CD’s letter; hopes by his work to add one grain of proof to CD’s theories.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5618

From J. D. Hooker   31 August 1867



Has given up Scotland trip due to his mother’s illness.

Asks for Fritz Müller’s full name – "he can help us much".

Reports on self-impregnated Victoria and impregnation of Chatsworth plants. Difficult to get foreman [of gardens] to keep accurate register.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5619
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