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To A. R. Wallace   9 July [1871]

Summary

Requests advice about Chauncey Wright’s article on Mivart’s Genesis of species [North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 64–103]. CD thinks of publishing it as a pamphlet to counter impact of Mivart’s criticism of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  9 July [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7855

To A. R. Wallace   12 July [1871]

Summary

CD is allowing his family to decide whether Chauncey Wright’s paper on Mivart is dull.

Health and despondency.

Doubts his ability to answer Mivart successfully [in 6th ed. of Origin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  12 July [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7858

From A. R. Wallace   12 July 1871

Summary

Chauncey Wright’s article is sound, but so obscure ARW doubts utility of printing it separately.

Gives his own detailed analysis of Mivart’s attack.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B103–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7861

From A. R. Wallace   16 July 1871

Summary

Sorry CD allows criticisms of Darwinism to worry him.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 106: B107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7868
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