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From A. R. Wallace   [14 September 1868]

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On sounds produced by Euchirus longimanus beetle. Sends a pair by post.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6364

To T. H. Farrer   15 September [1868]

Summary

Comments on THF’s MS [on fertilisation of scarlet runners]. Suggests publication, though CD anticipated main features ten years before. Is amused at the caution with which THF put his case that the final end [of the contrivances] was crossing distinct individuals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  15 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6365

From A. B. Meyer   15 September 1868

Summary

Sends essay by Karl Bettelheim.

Describes preparations for scientific journey.

Author:  Adolf Bernhard Meyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6366

To G. D. Hinrichs   16 September 1868

Summary

Acknowledges letter of 31 August and various works. Regrets he is unable to help GH with his works but will seek to interest Tyndall. Discourages GH on prospect of publication of his new book in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs
Date:  16 Sept 1868
Classmark:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (Hinrichs Papers, IHLC MS 712, Box 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6367

To A. R. Wallace   16 September [1868]

Summary

CD’s oscillating views relating to protection and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  16 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 149–50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6368

To John Murray   16 September [1868]

Summary

B. D. Walsh has not received his copy of Variation. Several other foreign correspondents have similar complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  16 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.190–191)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6369

From Asa Gray   17 September 1868

Summary

Reached Kew last evening.

Hooker is in Scotland for two or three days.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6370

From John Syer Bristowe   17 September 1868

Summary

Reports a case of peculiar colouring in grapes, each with well-defined segments of purple.

Author:  John Syer Bristowe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6371

To J. S. Bristowe   18 September 1868

Summary

Thanks JSB for his information about coloured grapes, but asks that he take no further trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Syer Bristowe
Date:  18 Sept 1868
Classmark:  University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center (Joseph Halle Schaffner collection, box 1, folder 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6371F

From Edward Blyth   17 September 1868

Summary

Wonders if George Darwin can explain why a thin stream of water poured from a jug always spirals right to left.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6372

From T. H. Farrer   17 September 1868

Summary

Encouraged by CD’s reply. Sends another paper, on blue Lobelia.

Asks advice on books.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 44
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6373

From Dyson Lacy   [before 13 August 1868]

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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

From A. R. Wallace   18 September [1868]

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Submits a 15–point argument against CD’s views on the coloration of female birds and insects.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 82: A14–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6375

From John Murray    18 September [1868]

Summary

JM will send another copy of Variation to B. D. Walsh.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 360
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6376

To John Dean Caton   18 September 1868

Summary

Thanks JDC for paper ["American Cervus", Trans. Ottawa Acad. Nat. Sci. (1868); read 21 May 1868].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  18 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 143: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6377

To Frederic Higgins?   18 September 1868

Summary

Thanks correspondent for gift of game and sends remembrances to his father [John Higgins]. Would like to visit Alford and Beesby, but fears he will have neither time nor strength.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic Higgins
Date:  18 Sept 1868
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/17/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6378

To T. H. Farrer   19 September [1868]

Summary

Will send THF’s paper [on scarlet runners] to Annals and Magazine of Natural History with a note recommending publication [see 6384].

Suggests books on Lobelia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  19 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms299/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6379

To James Croll   19 September 1868

Summary

Discusses papers by JC dealing with erosion. Comments on papers on the subject by J. B. Jukes, A. C. Ramsay, and William Whitaker. Formerly believed in power of the sea. Never fully realised the truth until reading JC’s papers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Croll
Date:  19 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 143: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6380

From T. H. Farrer   20 September 1868

Summary

Sends an addition to Lobelia paper; admires adaptations for fertilisation.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381

To T. H. Huxley   [13–21 September 1868]

Summary

Sends a page to be sent on to Charles William Nunn.

Offers sympathy for the illness of THH’s son, Henry (Harry) Huxley.

Wishes he could have attended the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Norwich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [13–21 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381F
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