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To Charles Kingsley   13 December [1867]

Summary

Discusses the reception of CD’s views at Cambridge and elsewhere.

Variation delayed by the index, but will appear at the end of the year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Kingsley
Date:  13 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5728F

From Charles Kingsley   11 December 1867

Summary

CK is drawn into discussions of Darwinism everywhere in Cambridge. The climate has changed in the past three years: the younger M.A.s are greedy to know more and the criticism of the older Fellows has a new tone.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5730

From J. D. Hooker   17 December 1867

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Summary

Hopes to get afternoon train from Victoria.

Woolner comes on Sunday morning.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5731

From Joseph Plimsoll   17 December 1867

Summary

A sermon.

Author:  Joseph Plimsoll
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 174: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5732

From A. C. L. G. Günther   19 December 1867

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Sexual differences in reptiles, especially Indian [see A. Günther, The reptiles of British India (1864)].

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 82: B72–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5733

From A. C. L. G. Günther   [late December 1867 or early January 1868]

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The Cyprinodontidae family of fishes exhibits sexual differences as remarkable as any in reptiles or birds [Descent 2: 7, 9–10].

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Dec 1867 – early Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: B75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5734

To A. C. L. G. Günther   21 December [1867]

Summary

Thanks AG for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  21 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.339)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5735

From Henry Holland   21 December [1867]

Summary

Has received a copy of an attack on CD ["Darwinian theory examined"] from the author, but does not know who it is.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5736

From Frederick Du Cane Godman   21 December [1867]

Summary

Sends a copy of his paper in Ibis [2d ser. 2 (1866): 88–109] on the birds of the Azores,

and one by G. R. Crotch on the Coleoptera [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1867): 359–91].

Author:  Frederick Du Cane Godman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5737

From J. D. Hooker   [23 December 1867?]

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Left his box of plants in dog-cart [on his visit to Down].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Dec 1867?]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5738

To F. Du C. Godman   23 December [1867]

Summary

Will be pleased to receive FCG’s paper. Already has that of [G. R.] Crotch. Encourages further independent work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Du Cane Godman
Date:  23 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5738F

To Roland Trimen   24 December [1867]

Summary

Invites RT to come to Down for a week-end.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  24 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5739

To John Smith   26 December [1867]

Summary

CD is obliged for a note by JS on crossing the Victoria regia, just received from Hooker; encourages JS to further experiments, saying there is much to be learned on self-fertilisation of plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Smith
Date:  26 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5740

From W. S. Dallas   26 December 1867

Summary

He is vexed that CD has had to write again about the index. He has no excuse except "the nature of the work itself".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5741

From Clair James Grece   29 December 1867

Summary

Asks CD to write a letter on his behalf to John Murray. CJG plans to translate Eduard Maetzner’s Englische Grammatik [1860–5] if publication can be arranged.

Author:  Clair James Grece
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5742

To John Murray   31 December [1867]

Summary

Introduces Clair Grece who wishes to translate a work on English grammar from the German.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  31 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff. 64–65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5743

From Roland Trimen   31 December 1867

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On ocelli.

Sexual differences and proportion of sexes in butterflies.

Coleoptera.

[See Descent 1: 310; 2: 132.]

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1867
Classmark:  DAR 82: A30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5744

From Mary Elizabeth Barber   [after February 1867]

Summary

Replies to Queries on expression based on observations of the Kaffir and Fingoe tribes in South Africa.

Author:  Mary Elizabeth Barber
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after Feb 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5745

From A. R. Wallace   2 March [1867]

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Pleased that CD approves his idea about caterpillars.

Thinks CD is right about selection in butterflies, but still believes protective adaptation has kept down colours of females.

Cannot yet see action of natural selection in forming the races of man.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 85: A98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5968

To A. R. Wallace   7 March [1867]

Summary

Grateful for addresses of informants, especially that of Rajah James Brooke.

Dispatch of queries on expression. Answers will make interesting appendix to his "Essay on man" [Descent].

Protective adaptation of female butterflies believed probable.

Believes in sexual selection as applied to man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  7 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434 ff. 20–20v)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5992
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