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To Ernesto Susanni   18 August [1868]


Hopes to find the article by Terenzio Mamiani della Rovere (Mamiani della Rovere 1868) on his return home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernesto Susanni
Date:  18 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  Lionheart (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6321F

To A. R. Wallace   19 August [1868]


The problem of dimorphic plants and their fertility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  19 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 143–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6322

To Louis Agassiz   19 August 1868


Thanks LA for information on sexual differences in the coloration of Amazonian fish. CD was anxious to know how the sexes differed because they are unusual in that the male has the largest share in looking after ova and young.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Date:  19 Aug 1868
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 278)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6323

To J. D. Hooker   19 August 1868


Asks JDH to obtain from Sven Nilsson information on whether, in reindeer species in which both sexes are horned, the horns are first developed earlier or later than in species in which males alone have horns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 Aug 1868
Classmark:  Lund University Library Special Collections (Sven Nilsson papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6324

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 Left out some things, i.e., Asa Gray’s being superseded.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

To J. D. Hooker   23 August [1868]


Pleased at success of JDH’s address. Has read several press reports.

Spectator pitches into JDH about theology ["Dr Hooker on the evidences", 22 Aug 1868, pp. 986–7].

Feels JDH has "immensely advanced the belief in evolution of species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 85–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6327

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

To Henry Austin Bruce   24 August [1868?]


Thanks correspondent for information. CD does not care much for more cases of striped asses,

but is pleased at the interesting case of the affectionate jackal that licks like a domestic dog.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare
Date:  24 Aug [1868?]
Classmark:  Sir Brooke Boothby (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6330

To T. C. Eyton   25 August [1868]


Thanks TCE for copy of his book [Osteologia avium (1867)].

Recalls visits to Eyton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  25 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.353)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6331

To Eduard Koch   27 August 1868


Would like to see reviews of book [Variation].

Health has lately been indifferent.

Cannot at present pledge to give [EK?] translation rights to next book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Koch
Date:  27 Aug 1868
Classmark:  Interlibrium (Cat. 276)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6332

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

To J. J. Moulinié   29 August [1868]


Hopes JJM can visit tomorrow and stay the night.

Would like to ask Carl Vogt if he is still in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  29 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  Bibliotheque de Genève (Ms. fr. 1557, ff. 213–14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6332F

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

From G. D. Hinrichs   31 August 1868


Explains "Pantogen".

Summarises his papers.

Asks for help in finding a publisher.

Criticises d’Archiac’s review of Origin [in Paléontologie stratigraphique 2 (1864)].

Author:  Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6337

From Dyson Lacy   [before 13 August 1868]



Answers to CD’s queries on expression in natives of Queensland, Australia.

[Forwarded by Edward Wilson to CD.]

Author:  Dyson Lacy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 13 Aug 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6374
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