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From James Scott Bowerbank   [4 November 1867]

Summary

Reports two observations on crossing in dogs: the preservation of both pure types in the offspring of a pointer and a setter, and the influence of a first mating with a mongrel on the progeny of a Barbary bitch and a subsequent Barbary male.

Author:  James Scott Bowerbank
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Nov 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 261
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13780

From John Murray   1 November [1867]

Summary

Sends Dallas’ specimen of indexing [for Variation].

Asks CD’s opinion of likelihood of a hybrid of ass and bull, reported in a MS of a journey to Asia Minor he is reading.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5661

From Charles Kingsley   1 November 1867

Summary

Sends a letter he wrote in 1862 [see 3482].

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 36, 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5664

From William Sweetland Dallas   4 November 1867

Summary

WSD is pleased that CD approves his index draft [for Variation]; notes his objection to long list of references under "Dogs" and will try to find a principle for shortening it. He has not indexed all authors’ names; is this practice satisfactory?

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5670

From Edward Wilson   8 November 1867

Summary

Has sent CD’s queries on expression to some friends; encloses one set of replies [missing].

Author:  Edward Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 181: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5672

From Charles Kingsley   8 November 1867

Summary

Remarks on Darwinism’s reception. The radical press shies away, out of ignorance, because CD may be made out to be a Tory. He has met a Darwinian Marchioness.

The mystery of sex is the origin of all religion.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5673

From Francis Elliott Kitchener   9 November 1867

Summary

Sends Swiss Aquilegia flowers in which insects have eaten away the spurs.

Suggests fetid smell of Stapelia attracts carrion flies.

Author:  Francis Elliott Kitchener
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5674

From W. S. Dallas   10 November 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for his two notes [on indexing references to authors]; will increase the scope of his citations by including those quoted in footnotes in support of statements in the text.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5675

From J. V. Carus   11 November 1867

Summary

Is not writing prospectus [of Variation] – merely sketch of contents and tenor of first volume for advertisement to booksellers.

Questions on details for the translation.

Publisher anxious to get volume out.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5676

From C. L. Brace   14 November 1867

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Summary

Distribution of plants.

Removal of posterior molars a common dental practice in America [see Descent 1: 27].

Author:  Charles Loring Brace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 80: B154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5679

From Isabella Elinor Aylmer   18 November 1867

Summary

Writing article on Chillingham Park and its wild cattle; requests information on CD’s observations on their character and original breed. Was referred to CD by Lord and Lady Tankerville.

Author:  Isabella Elinor Aylmer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5681

From Asa Gray   18 November 1867

Summary

Is reading sheets of Variation.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682

From W. E. Darwin   19 November 1867

Summary

Suggests his father lend him the money to pay WED’s succession duty and thereby secure a discount.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5682F

From J. D. Hooker   19 November 1867

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Summary

Will not be inclined to challenge Pangenesis.

Admits CD’s victory over JDH’s continental hypothesis (but will not give up Greenland).

Relation of variation to circumstances is shown by discovery of endemic St Helena umbellifer having same palm-like habit as an endemic Madeiran species.

Has completed Boott’s Carices [Illustrations of the genus Carex, pt 4 (1867)],

is printing W. H. Harvey’s work [Genera of South African plants, 2d ed. (1868)],

and is revising English edition of Alphonse de Candolle’s Laws of botanical nomenclature [trans. H. A. Weddell (1868)].

Arrangements at Kew. Gardener [John Smith] is very ill; Oliver reigns supreme in the Herbarium.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 182–4, DAR 47: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5683

From Samuel James Augustus Salter   20 November 1867

Summary

Has read CD’s queries in the Field regarding the markings of dun-coloured horses. JS has for some years been working on and observing the occurrence of ass-like striped markings in horses and wonders whether CD received any response to his queries.

Author:  Samuel James Augustus Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5686

From Edward Cresy   20 November 1867

Summary

Sends references to books by Charles Lebrun.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5687

From R. M. Rolfe   20 November 1867

Summary

Sends cheque for Down charities.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5688

From W. S. Dallas   20 November 1867

Summary

Has adopted CD’s plan of giving every author’s name in index [of Variation], but it causes delay.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5689

From Joseph Plimsoll   21 November 1867

Summary

Extract from a sermon.

Author:  Joseph Plimsoll
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 174: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5690

From Karl von Scherzer   21 November 1867

Summary

Sends copy of book containing measurements taken of individuals of different races during voyage of Novara [Karl Heinrich von Scherzer, ed., Reise der Fregatte "Novara", Anthropologischer Theil (1867)].

Asks for scientific advice concerning newly planned expedition.

Says Carl Vogt plans to use data from book in lectures.

Author:  Karl von Scherzer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5691
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