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From Edward Blyth   3 August 1868


Discusses peacocks and the rediscovery of the long-lost crested turkey.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6301

From M. J. S. Schultze   4 August 1868


CD has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bonn.

Author:  Max Johann Sigismund Schultze
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 96: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6302

From Robert Swinhoe   4 August 1868


Discusses a domestic oriental fowl.

Is having problems getting answers to CD’s queries on expression as Chinese facial expressions are limited and controlled. Answers as well as he can. [See Expression index.]

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6303

From Richard Bowdler Sharpe   5 August 1868



Is writing to Australia to answer CD’s questions about resemblance of tail-feathers of young and mature female kingfishers. [See Descent 2: 188.]

Author:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 98–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6306

From J. D. Hooker   6 August 1868



Coming on Saturday.

Baby and wife pretty well.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 224
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6307

From G. H. Lewes   8 August 1868


Gratified by CD’s approval of his articles, which the public has not much liked.

Clarifies the obscure sentence CD criticised – forms having a different genesis can be similar.

Calls CD’s attention to Kovalevsky’s memoir on Amphioxus [Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg 7th ser. 11 (1868) no.4]. K’s views are all in favour of CD’s and against GHL’s.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 99: 31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6309

From George Cupples   10 August 1868


Thanks for photograph.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6310

From Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs   [before 13 August 1868]


Sends work proving all elements formed of one substance: "Pantogen". Feels affinity with CD. His work will cause as great a stir. Has already been preached against. Asks CD for a note as a token of his sympathy.

Author:  Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 13 Aug 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6311

From Robert Brough Smyth   13 August 1868


Relates some observations on expression among Australian aboriginals and encloses answers to CD’s queries from other observers. [These include letters and observations from: J. A. Hagenauer, 28 May 1868; Archibald Grahame Lang, 17 June 1868; H. B. Lane, 24 June 1868; Templeton Bunnett, 25 June 1868; J. Bulmer (1868). (See introduction to Expression.)]

Author:  Robert Brough Smyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 205–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6314

From J. V. Carus   14 August 1868


Asks whether it would be convenient if he came to Down. JVC would be sorry to leave England without seeing and thanking CD.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6315

From A. R. Wallace   16 August [1868]


The problem of sterility, and its relation to natural selection.

George Bentham’s support of Darwinism.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6318

From W. S. Dallas   19 August 1868


The material [from F. Müller] makes the translation more like a new edition.

German entomologists are becoming Darwinists.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6325

From J. D. Hooker   [20 August 1868]



Reports on Norwich address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): lviii–lxxv]. Left out some things, i.e., Asa Gray’s being superseded.

Tyndall says CD and JDH are types of "unconscious merit".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Aug 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 227–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6326

From Thomas Campbell Eyton   23 August [1868]


Sends a copy of his Osteologia avium.

Variation in pigs’ heads

and in Convolvulus.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6328

From Edward Blyth   24 August 1868


Discusses the development of horns in antelopes. Remarks on the variation within and between the species of Cervus and on their relationship to each other.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A34–5, DAR 160: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6329

From B. D. Walsh   29 August 1868


On the delay in receiving CD’s new book [Variation] and his delight in a borrowed copy.

Encloses a Prospectus on his new periodical "American Entomologist" devoted to economic entomology.

Comments on the talents of his young partner, C. V. Riley.

Requests photographs for Riley of CD and Westwood.

Dr J. L. Le Conte has not yet received the request that he furnish CD with information about the stridulatory organs of Coleoptera.

Author:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1868
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology: Charles Valentine Riley papers, Scrapbook no. 9, p. 61); DAR 47: 180; DAR 193: 54; Field Museum (pasted into C. V. Riley’s personal copy of his own 1st Annual Report of the Missouri State Entomologist)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6332A

From J. D. Hooker   30 August 1868



The newspapers’ pother about his mild theology.

Tyndall’s reference to JDH and CD as the two "modestest" men in science.

Huxley offended the clergy twice without cause or warrant.

William Hooker ill.

Astronomers do not like JDH’s reference to them.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 229–32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6333

From A. R. Wallace   30 August [1868]


On triumph of "Darwinianism".

Discussion of their differences on subject of protection.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B65–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6334

From J. B. Innes   31 August 1868


JBI has been charmed with Variation. Does not think there is really any theological difficulty in the "predestination of variation".

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 167: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6335

From Edward Blyth   31 August 1868


EB is moving to Wiltshire for a week.

Tells CD of animals acquired, or about to be acquired, by the Zoological Garden.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6336
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