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From Ernst Haeckel   22 June 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for article by G. H. Lewes ["Mr Darwin’s hypotheses, pt 1", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 3 (1868): 353–73]. Comments on article.

Describes hybridisation experiment carried out on rabbits and hares by Dr Conrad.

Encloses description of Monera

and a phylogenetic table of vertebrates.

Mentions work on Medusae.

The controversy over CD in Germany.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6255

From Oskar Schmidt   22 June 1868

Summary

Has received copy of Variation.

Sends copy of his book [Die Spongien der Küste von Algier (1868)]. Comments on it.

Author:  Eduard Oskar (Oskar) Schmidt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6256

From George Cupples   22 June 1868

Summary

Weighing ten deerhound puppies for CD each week.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6257

To George Bentham   23 June 1868

Summary

Expresses thanks and pleasure at what GB has said about his book [Variation] in GB’s [Presidential] Address [to the Linnean Society, 1868, Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1868): lvii–c]. "What you say about Pangenesis quite satisfies me".

CD discussed "bud-variation" to show that it was an error to believe all variability is due to sexual generation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  23 June 1868
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 677)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6258

To Osbert Salvin   23 June [1868]

Summary

CD thanks OS for answering his questions and especially for giving the case of the sandpiper; "such little facts are my delight". [See 6253.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  23 June [1868]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6258A

To J. D. Hooker   24 June [1868]

Summary

Thanks for name of grass.

Plans to go to Isle of Wight on 17 July.

Frank cannot come to Kew, as he will be reading this long vacation at Cambridge.

Delighted with Bentham’s Presidential Address [Linnean Society, 1868].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 June [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6259

From Rosa Bullar   9 June 1868

Summary

Reports case of black retriever that always burrows in earth before giving birth and keeps pups in hole thereafter. CD’s book says this habit rare.

Author:  Rosa Follett; Rosa Bullar
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 373
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6237
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