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To A. R. Wallace   1 August [1871]


On a "remarkable" letter from Fritz Müller [see 7820] about mimicry, protection, and sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  1 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7889

From Chauncey Wright   1 August 1871


Discusses revising his North American Review article [see 7829] for publication as a pamphlet in England.

Plans to publish a further article on phyllotaxy.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 181: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7890

From L. H. Morgan   1 August 1871


John Lubbock’s paper [? "Remarks on stone implements from western Africa", Rep. BAAS 40 (1870): 154–5] opposes some of his best sustained conclusions.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7891

From L. H. Morgan   [1 August 1871]


Sends abstract of a paper on hybridity read by Edward Moore to a natural history club in Rochester, NY. Argues the necessity of hybridity on CD’s theory.

Author:  Lewis Henry Morgan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 240/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7891F

To Fritz Müller   2 August [1871]


Opinions on Descent.

Sexual selection and mimicry in Lepidoptera; sexual selection as an aid to protective imitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  2 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7892

To Theodor Piderit   2 August [1871]


Comments on TP’s work on mimicry.

Thanks for book he is sending [Wissenschaftliches System der Mimik und Physiognomik (1867)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Theodor Piderit
Date:  2 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen, Abteilung Ostwestfalen-Lippe (D 72 Piderit, Theodor Nr. 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7893

To Elliott & Fry   [2 August 1871]


Thanks for the photographs, which are "very good".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elliott & Fry
Date:  [2 Aug 1871]
Classmark:  Dr Gene Kritsky (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7893A

From Asa Gray   3 August 1871


AG hopes to meet CD’s sons, who are visiting America.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7894

To A. R. Wallace   4 August [1871]


Sends enclosure for ARW to read.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  4 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/3/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7895

From J. D. Hooker   5 August 1871



Lengthy discussion of William Thomson’s address [BAAS, Edinburgh 1871].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 73–77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7896

From C. A. Canfield   5 August 1871


Sends a series of factual corrections to Variation and Descent: barking of coyotes and colour of wild American horses.

Author:  Colbert Austin Canfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7897

To J. D. Hooker   6 August [1871]


Has read Thomson’s address with "greatest interest", but JDH has said exactly what he [CD] thinks of it.

Herschel’s was a good sneer. It made him add the Raphael Madonna simile in Descent [2: 142].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 202–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7898

From A. R. Wallace   7 August 1871



Sends notes on Fritz Müller’s letter.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 85–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7899

To W. W. Baxter   8 August [1871]


Asks WWB to send 8 grains of acetate of strychnine by post.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7900

From Michele Lessona   5 August 1871



On the malar bone [see Descent 1: 124].

Has verified hermaphroditism of Serranus and other fishes as normal [see Descent 1: 208].

Author:  Michele Lessona
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7901

To Friedrich Hildebrand   10 August [1871]


Mentions experiments on Lythrum.

Thanks for list of seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  10 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  Klaus Groove (private collection); sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7902

From T. H. Farrer   11 August 1871


Sorry he will be away when CD comes down.

Congratulations on Henrietta Darwin’s engagement.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7903

To John Lubbock   12 August [1871]


CD’s comments on proofs of JL’s book [Monograph of the Collembola and Thysanura (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  12 Aug [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 67 (EH 88206511)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904

From W. E. Darwin   15 August 1871


Sends on letter from Hacon about Captain Litchfield’s will.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7904F

From J. D. Hooker   15 August 1871



Differences in violet and honeysuckle cases.

Huxley basted Thomson awfully in Section D [of BAAS].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 78–79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7905
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