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From William Sweetland Dallas   8 January 1868

Summary

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 W. S. Dallas   15 January 1868

Summary

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 W. S. Dallas   6 February 1868

Summary

Forwards a letter from Secretary of Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Hopes CD will honour them by accepting.

Has heard nothing of Variation.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5847

From W. S. Dallas   11 February 1868

Summary

WSD is delighted to hear that first edition [of Variation] has sold so well.

Has received a cheque from J. Murray for 30 guineas, double what was agreed upon. Sends a postal order for the five guineas CD sent him [see 5788].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5865

From W. S. Dallas   14 February 1868

Summary

WSD expresses his willingness to do further translating for CD. Sends terms of remuneration.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5877

From W. S. Dallas   19 February 1868

Summary

The Athenæum article [review of Variation, 15 Feb 1868, pp. 243–4] is a disgrace.

WSD will keep CD’s queries about Hemiptera in mind. Secondary sexual characters are certainly more marked in exotic than in British species.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5898

From W. S. Dallas   22 February 1868

Summary

Has sent his translations [of parts of Theodor Piderit, System der Mimik und Physiognomik (1867)].

Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin [1864] would sell if well translated. WSD would be glad to undertake it.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5917

From W. S. Dallas   24 February 1868

Summary

Has difficulty translating Piderit’s use of verbissen.

Will hold F. Müller’s book until CD decides about translating it.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5925

From W. S. Dallas   28 February 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for second issue of Variation.

Is glad CD is satisfied with his translation of Piderit.

Will not start on Müller [Für Darwin] until CD has communicated with the author.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5955

From W. S. Dallas   8 March 1868

Summary

Expresses his pleasure at the opportunity of meeting CD.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5998

From W. S. Dallas   17 March 1868

Summary

Will start translating Für Darwin. Suggests it be called "A Lift for Darwin".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6021

From W. S. Dallas   8 April 1868

Summary

He never intended "A Lift for Darwin" as a serious title but as a way of arranging it. Lyell’s suggestion seems best to him: "Facts and Arguments For Darwin".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6107

From W. S. Dallas   9 June 1868

Summary

F. Müller’s corrections warrant stating that the English translation has "additions and corrections by the author".

Is gratified to hear his index [to Variation] is considered a good one.

Ernst Haeckel’s book [Generelle Morphologie (1868)], though speculative, strikes him as "one of the most remarkable books of our time".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6238

From W. S. Dallas   19 August 1868

Summary

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 W. S. Dallas   12 October 1868

Summary

Will finish translation of Für Darwin in a week.

Asks CD to use his influence to get him appointed Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society [London].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6417

From W. S. Dallas   19 October 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for his promise of support and his flattering opinion of his qualifications for the position of Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6423

From W. S. Dallas   7 November 1868

Summary

The position at Geological Society is now vacant, and he is working for it in earnest. Asks CD for a testimonial.

Continues his work on Für Darwin.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6451

From W. S. Dallas   17 November 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for kind and flattering testimonial.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6463

From W. S. Dallas   27 November 1868

Summary

WSD has been elected Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society after a sharp struggle. CD’s support was greatly in his favour.

Has finished Für Darwin. It has been a difficult job.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6481
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