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From J. J. Moulinié   2 June 1867


Has received the first four sheets of Variation. Reinwald has received the stereotypes and is ready for printing.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 267
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5560

From G. H. Darwin   [3 June 1867]


Has asked a classics scholar about a word for Pangenesis. He suggests "atomogenesis".

Is getting in rather a fright about the coming exams.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 June 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5561

To V. O. Kovalevsky   3 June [1867]


Sends a sheet of proofs. Will hold four others until he hears from VOK, because of expensive postage. Thinks illustrating Russian translation [of Variation] with woodcuts from A. E. Brehm’s work [Illustrirtes Thierleben, 4 vols. (1864–7)] is an excellent idea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  3 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5562

From Edward Cresy   6 June 1867


Returns Hooker’s paper [unidentified].

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5564

From Charles Kingsley   6 June 1867


Criticises the Duke of Argyll’s book [Reign of law (1867)], particularly on sexual selection.

But CD overlooks God’s intention to instruct man by nature’s beauty.

Criticism of anonymous article in North British Review [by Fleeming Jenkin, 46 (1867): 277–318].

CK supports large sports in response to large environmental changes.

Author:  Charles Kingsley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 169: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5565

To Charles Lyell   9 June [1867]


Discusses hybridisation in cowslip and primrose.

Mentions proposed visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  9 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.329)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5566

To Charles Kingsley   10 June [1867]


Discusses the Duke of Argyll’s book [Reign of law (1867)].

Cites his own views on diversity of structure and beauty.

Encloses letter from Wallace. Sexual selection: evidence advanced by Wallace.

Discusses correlation of growth.

Comments on article in the North British Review [by Fleeming Jenkin].

Discusses the evidence from physics on the age of the earth.

[Four pages of the final letter are missing, but the draft is complete.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Kingsley
Date:  10 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.330) & DAR 96: 28–9, 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5567

To T. H. Huxley   12 June [1867]


Asks THH to think about a better name for "Pangenesis"; suggests "Cytarrogenesis" or "Atomogenesis", but still prefers vaguer "Pangenesis".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 June [1867]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 235)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5568

To Charles Lyell   12 June 1867


CD probably advised omitting mention of experiments suggesting that oxlips, cowslips, and primroses could be produced from the seed of a single plant

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 146: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5568F

To J. D. Hooker   [16 June 1867]


Leaves for London tomorrow. Hopes to see JDH there or perhaps at Kew, but doubts the latter. He is not strong and has a good deal to do.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 June 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5569

From J. D. Hooker   18 June 1867



Has been reading [H. C. Fleeming Jenkin’s] review in North British Review. Would answer it if not so lazy.

Has read Mount Sorel [A. Marsh-Caldwell (1845)] and Disraeli’s life of Lord G. Bentinck [1852]. Bad science, bad literature, bad politics.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 167–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5570

From J. W. Salter   18 June 1867


Offers to send parts of J. Syme, English botany [1863–86] in appreciation of CD’s aid.

Comments on CD’s species theory.

Will exhibit Cambrian fossil at next meeting of Geological Society.

Author:  John William Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5571

To J. W. Salter   19 [June 1867]


CD is relieved that JWS’s circumstances have improved. He is pleased to accept Supplement to English Botany. He will try to attend Geological Society meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Salter
Date:  19 [June 1867]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5571F

To J. D. Hooker   [23 June 1867]


Disappointed at not seeing JDH in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 June 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5574

To V. O. Kovalevsky   24 June [1867]


Thanks VOK for the present of A. E. Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben [1864–7].

The woodcuts will do admirably [for Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  24 June [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5575

From Ernst Haeckel   28 June 1867


Is engaged to marry Agnes Huschke. Will make wedding trip to Switzerland and Italy in autumn; therefore cannot visit CD as hoped.

Discusses present research. Comments on Protoamoeba with respect to origin of life. Says it makes question of common or separate origin of phyla unimportant.

CD to receive honorary diploma from Imperial Zoological Botanical Society in Vienna.

Sends photograph of Viennese botanist, August Kanitz.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1867
Classmark:  DAR 166: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5576

To August Kanitz   3 July [1867]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  August Kanitz
Date:  3 July [1867]
Classmark:  C. G. Boerner in Leipzig (dealer) (4–6 December 1911)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5576F

From J. D. Hooker   4 July 1867



Has been too busy to write. Is leaving for Switzerland that evening.

A friend, who ran away from home as a boy, has two sons who have done the same several times. Is the case worth investigating for CD?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 169–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5577

To Ernst Haeckel   4 July [1867]


Congratulates EH on approaching marriage.

Sorry he will not visit in autumn.

Glad EH is re-examining Protoamoeba but puzzled to think what he can find.

Describes newspaper account of criticism by Agassiz of Generelle Morphologie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  4 July [1867]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1-52/15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5578

To A. R. Wallace   6 July [1867]


Acknowledgment of article on mimicry [Westminster Rev. 88 (1867): 1–43].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  6 July [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add 46434, f. 92)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5579
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