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From William Ogle   2 September 1868


Returns a pamphlet on Salvia [F. Hildebrand, "Über die Befruchtung der Salviaarten" (1865) Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 4 (1866): 451–78].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 173: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6346

To W. B. Tegetmeier   3 September [1868]


Would like information on the first plumage of poultry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  3 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6347

From Henry Fletcher Hance   3 September 1868


Sends CD an article [missing] on the early domestication and culture of the goldfish.

Author:  Henry Fletcher Hance
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6348

From J. D. Hooker   5 September 1868



Has met A. J. Gower, Consul at Nagasaki, Japan, who knows all about the Ainus. JDH has given away all the copies of CD’s Queries about expression.

Nettled by Pall Mall Gazette review of BAAS address [see 6342].

Owen is indeed an ass. Carlyle’s comment on Owen’s smile.

The Asa Grays at Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 233–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6349

From A. R. Wallace   5 September [1868]


Accepts invitation.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6350

From H. B. Tristram   5 September 1868



Sexual differences in plumage of birds; various species compared.

Author:  Henry Baker Tristram
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6351

From Gaston de Saporta   6 September 1868


Strong support for theory of descent.

Observations on palaeobotany of S. France. Most woody angiosperm genera date far back. Magnolia type unchanged. Intermediate fossil species. Ancient species of Quercus persists as variety of modern species. Fossil evidence of ice age.

CD’s works have been an inspiration in France.

Author:  Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6352

From Emanuel Bonavia   [before 7 September 1868]


Peloric forms of flowers: Clitoria Ternatea.

Author:  Emanuel Bonavia
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 7 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 26 September 1868, p. 1013
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6352F

To Miles Joseph Berkeley   7 September 1868


Appreciates MJB’s address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7]. Has had great respect for MJB’s knowledge since his undergraduate days at Cambridge.

Agrees that Pangenesis gemmules probably do not develop into free cells, but penetrate other cells in a manner analogous to fertilisation, and modify their development.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  7 Sept 1868
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/134/46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6353

From M. T. Masters   7 September 1868


Thanks for Emanuel Bonavia’s letter on a Laburnum monster.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6354

From J. J. Moulinié   7 September 1868


Pleased to have met the Darwins.

Sends his photograph.

Printers are past the index in vol. 2 of Variation.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 271
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6355

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 September [1868]


Asks about the differences in colour of plumage of adult male, female, and young birds. Suggests pile game as subject.

Asks about relative proportion of sexes in ducks and fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.273)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6356

To H. D. Tristram   8 September 1868


Thanks for answers to questions, but declines loan of specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  8 Sept 1868
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 9485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6356F

To J. D. Hooker   [8–10 September 1868]


Has written to A. J. Gower.

Sends more copies of Queries about expression.

Pall Mall Gazette article [see 6342] is monstrous to say religion did not attack science. Should scientific men ignore whole subject of religion?

Sends French journal with article on JDH and one (weak) by Agassiz on geographical distribution.

M. J. Berkeley has sent his address [Rep. BAAS 38 (1868): 83–7].

CD differs with JDH on Owen; could hardly bear to shake hands with him.

Wallaces, Blyth, Jenner Weirs are coming to stay on Sunday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [8–10 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 91–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6357

From Edward Blyth   8 September 1868


Thanks CD for invitation to Down.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6358

From Fritz Müller   9 September 1868


Will repeat CD’s experiments on dimorphic and trimorphic plants.

Auditory organs of Orthoptera; stridulation in lamellicorn beetles.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A92, Möller ed. 1915–21, 2: 146–7.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6359

From H. W. Bates   10 September 1868


Because of work on the first number of the new Royal Geographical Society magazine, a manual of geography, and other things, HWB finds he must decline CD’s invitation.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6360

From T. H. Farrer   10 September 1868


Sends a paper he has written [on scarlet runner].

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6361

From A. R. Wallace   [11 September 1868]


ARW’s wife will accompany him to Down.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 426b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6362

From T. H. Huxley   12 September 1868


BAAS Norwich meeting. Hooker [President] came out in great force. "Darwinismus" spread over the sections and crept into everything. CD will have rare happiness of seeing his ideas triumph during his life.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6363
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