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From William Bernhard Tegetmeier   8 January [1868?]


Has seen CD’s "carte" offered for sale.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4971

From John Scott   8 January [1868]


Asks CD for memorandum giving his opinion on a proposal to move the site of the Calcutta Botanic Garden. Gives details of the position, the physical character and the climate of the present site to show how desirable a move would be.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5351

From Richard Barwell   [1868?]


Crying and the action of the orbicularis.

Author:  Richard Barwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 52a (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5749

From Osbert Salvin   [1868?]



Notes on sexual differences within certain species of birds.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 172–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5758

From Hermann Müller January   [1868]


Thanks CD for his photograph.

Intends to start experimenting with mosses to determine which differences in structure are effected by altered conditions of life.

Author:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5770

From Alfred Wrigley   2 January 1868


Expresses his gratification on reading of Leonard Darwin’s high placing on the Sandhurst list.

Author:  Alfred Wrigley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5773

From Friedrich Hildebrand   2 January 1868


Reports making graft-hybrid potatoes.

Has found direct action of pollen in Mays [Zea] crosses and apple-trees.

F. Delpino has asked for CD’s address.

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5774

From C. S. Vesselofski   3 January 1868


CD has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Biology Section of the Académie Impériale des Sciences, St Petersburg.

Author:  Constantin Stepanovich Vesselofski
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 172: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5775

From Edward Blyth   4 January 1868


Discusses mule canaries which show a tendency to revert to wild plumage colours.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5776

From F. A. von Hartsen   5 January 1868


Sends portion of his book, Grundlegung von Aesthetik [1869]. Argues that CD’s theory can be reconciled with religion.

Author:  Frederik Anthony von Hartsen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5778

From William Sweetland Dallas   8 January 1868


Has sent off last portion of index [to Variation]. Hopes CD will be pleased with it. Will never undertake such labour again. He fears it has been an unfavourable way to make CD’s acquaintance. Trusts to CD’s goodness not to hate his name for the rest of his life.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5780

From John Murray   10 January [1868]


CD’s anxiety about the index [of Variation] will be relieved somewhat when he learns it has at last been set up.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 353
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5782

From Albert Gaudry   11 January 1868


Sends an article ["Des lumières que la géologie peut jeter sur … l’histoire ancienne des Athéniens"] extracted from his work [Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique (1862–7)]. CD’s letters have been an encouragement.

Hopes the belief in transformation will gradually be accepted. For himself the idea in no way undermines his idea of spirituality and his respect for human dignity.

Hopes to continue his work on the genealogical relationship (enchaînement) of fossils.

Author:  Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5784

From Roland Trimen   13 January 1868



Variations in the ocelli of Lepidoptera.

Encloses six pages from his catalogue of S. African butterflies [Rhopalocera Africae australis, 2 pts (1862, 1866)].

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 40–2, 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5785

From Asa Gray   14 January [1868]


Has read sheets of Variation up to Pangenesis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5786

From J. D. Hooker   15 January 1868



Sends a pamphlet by W. R. Greg [Malthus: re-examined by the light of physiology (1868)].

Many Cucurbitaceae have smaller male than female flowers.

Has written to H. C. Watson on the counterbalance [to variation] of crossing and uniform conditions. Watson has forgotten the argument.

Has written to F. Müller on abnormal Solanum.

Does not understand Hildebrand on potatoes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 47: 193, 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5787

From W. S. Dallas   15 January 1868


Thanks CD for cheque for £5.5.0 supplementing fee from J. Murray’s. Will return it if Murray provides an additional amount. Is glad CD is so well pleased. Sends notes for errata.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5788

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 January 1868?]



Discusses Balanophora with conspicuous male flowers and absent female perianth.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Jan 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5789

From John Brodie Innes   16 January 1868


Sends school subscription to CD as treasurer. Hopes Henrietta will assist in teaching there.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5791

From Henry Lee   21 January 1868



Table of numbers of trout taken for ova; includes males counted. [See Descent 1: 308].

Author:  Henry Lee
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5793
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