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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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