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To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 August [1867]


Thanks WBT for proofs of his new book [Pigeons (1868)].

Hopes he still intends to try the experiment with dyed pigeons.

Was surprised to hear of B. P. Brent’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5593

To John Murray   4 August [1867]


Asks whether JM is interested in publishing A. E. Brehm, Illustrirtes Thierleben [4 vols. (1864–7)], which has had immense sale on the continent.

Is making good progress with proofs [of Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 171–172)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5594

To John Murray   6 August [1867]


Sends the four volumes [of Brehm’s Thierleben] for Murray’s consideration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  6 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  S. J. Hessel (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5599

To Carl Vogt   7 August [1867]


Thanks for CV’s Mémoire sur les microcéphales [1867]. Curious how CD and CV have come to similar conclusions about atavism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Carl Vogt
Date:  7 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms fr. 2188, ff. 302–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5600

To William Bowman   7 August [1867]


Thanks for reply to queries. Spectroscope an instance of unimagined glorious prospects of science.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  7 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 10 (EH 88206062)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5601

To Asa Gray   8 August [1867]


Thanks AG for sending W. M. Canby’s letter on Dionaea. Although already familiar with the facts concerning the secretions, the letter "fires me up to complete and publish on Drosera, Dionæa, etc."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  8 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  J. L. Gray ed. 1893, 2: 557
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5602A

To B. D. Walsh   9 August [1867]


Is not sure he thinks so much of BDW’s argument in his last paper as of some others he advanced. Is BDW sure Lucanidae use jaws for holding female in copulation rather than for fighting other males?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  9 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5603

To Fritz Müller   15 August [1867]


Queries about expressions in crying monkeys.

Has received letter from Hermann Müller on orchid fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  15 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5605

To Hermann Müller   16 August [1867]


Made aware by Asa Gray of error with respect to Cypripedium. Does not doubt it is self-fertilised.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  16 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 429, Krause 1884
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5608

To Edouard Bornet   20 August [1867]


Thanks JBEB for seeds of Draba which he will sow next year.

Describes the results of some crossing experiments with Papaver.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Baptiste-Édouard (Édouard) Bornet
Date:  20 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque de Botanique, Paris (Ms CRY 501, fol. 388)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5611

To Charles Lyell   22 August [1867]


Thanks CL for comments [on Variation].

Thinks Pangenesis would be important step in biology if admitted as probable.

Introduction to French edition [of Origin] has injured the book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  22 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.332)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5612

To Cassell, Petter, & Galpin   24 August [1867]


Letter recommending V. O. Kovalevsky to a publisher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Cassell, Petter, & Galpin
Date:  24 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5615

To W. B. Dawkins   26 August [1867]


Thanks for information on Galloway cattle. [See 5614.]

Interested in WBD’s work on descent of the rhinoceros; is pleased to learn that he does not consider species to be immutable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  26 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5616A

To J. P. M. Weale   27 August [1867]


CD finds the case of Muraltia with irritable stamens curious.

Thanks JPMW for his help with expression queries and would be grateful for any more information. Believes the action of the so-called "grief muscles" is a result of combined action of two muscles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Philip Mansel Weale
Date:  27 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 48)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5617

To W. B. Dawkins   30 [August 1867]


Suggests Dawkins publish a paper on new facts on changes in the skeletal structure of animals kept but not bred in captivity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  30 [Aug 1867]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (with Rare Book QH9 D25 859)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5618F

To Francis Darwin   30 August [1867–70]


Asks FD to check whether a Latin sentence is correct.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  30 Aug [1867-70]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7312
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