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From H. G. Bronn   [before 11 March 1862]

Summary

Asks if CD will have corrections for 2d German ed. of Origin.

CD’s theory only natural way to explain creation but contradicts current knowledge about origin of life from inorganic matter.

Has read Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63] with interest.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3363

From D. F. Nevill   [c. 14 March 1862]

Summary

Belated thanks for CD’s photograph.

When in London at Rucker’s wonderful gardens she learned he had sent CD a Mormodes.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 14 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 172.1: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3431

From Charles Lyell   [28–31 March 1862]

Summary

Suggests that the height of the water which formed the shelves in Glen Roy was determined not by the height of the blocking glacier but by the height of a col. Notes problems in the idea.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28–31 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.274)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3463

From C. W. Crocker   [before 13 March 1862]

Summary

Will experiment on hollyhocks as CD suggests.

On desirability of a place for experiments to be set up by Government or a scientific society. Kew is too busy for experiments.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 13 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3464

From J. D. Hooker   3 March 1862

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Had it not been for CD, JDH would never have written such papers as his one on Arctic flora. The "evulgation" of CD’s views is the purest pleasure he derives from them.

He too is staggered that Greenland ought to have been depopulated during the glacial period. Absence of Caltha is fatal to its re-population by chance migration.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 17–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3465

From George E. Harris   3 March 1862

Summary

GEH, a tailor, wishes to trade some work for a presentation copy of the Origin.

Author:  George Edwin Harris
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 166.1: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3466

From Asa Gray   6 March [1862]

Summary

Will observe Rhexia for CD to see whether it is dimorphic.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3467

From J. D. Hooker   [10 March 1862]

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Returns Asa Gray’s letter. Disappointed with Gray. Comments on America. British–American relations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 20–2; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (probably JDH/2/1/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3469

From C. W. Crocker   13 March 1862

Summary

Informs CD where, at Kew, to find Epipactis palustris.

Has never trusted Donald Beaton.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3471

From J. D. Hooker   17 March 1862

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JDH has probably influenced Bates by pointing out applicability of CD’s views to his cases.

Is greatly puzzled by difference in effect of external conditions on individual animals and plants. Cannot conceive that climate could affect even such a single character as a hooked seed.

Does not think Huxley is right about "saltus".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 23–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3474

From M. T. Masters   17 March 1862

Summary

He has only an uncertain memory of the placement of stamens in the [monstrous?] primrose CD asked about.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3475

From J. D. Hooker   [23 March 1862]

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Lighthearted thoughts on "the development of an Aristocracy" after a visit to Walcot Hall, Shropshire.

On CD’s point about the effect of changed conditions on the reproductive organs, JDH does not see why this is not "itself a variation, not necessarily induced by domestication, but accompanying some variety artificially selected".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 27–9; American Philosophical Society Library (Hooker papers, B/H76.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3480

From J. D. Hooker   [23–5 March 1862]

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Identifies Calanthe masuca.

Asa Gray would not quarrel with them – "snubbing from us may have done him more good than our sympathy".

If CD means the old Vaucher, he was considered a very accurate, acute, able observer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23–5 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3483

From Thomas Francis Jamieson   24 March 1862

Summary

Writes with an important fact about the parallel roads of Glen Roy. The watershed at Makoul corresponds with the lowermost of the Glen Roy lines. Over a stretch of 20 miles from east to west the lowermost of the Glen Roy lines is near parallel with the present sea level.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1862
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 112/2834–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3483F

From Henry Holland   26 March [1862]

Summary

Gives CD advice on the illness of one of his sons [presumably Horace].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3485

From J. D. Hooker   [after 26 March 1862?]

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Variations are centrifugal because the chances are a million to one that identity of form once lost will return.

In the human race, we find no reversion "that would lead us to confound a man with his ancestors".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 26 Mar 1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3486

From H. G. Bronn   27 March 1862

Summary

CD can add revisions since he cannot begin work on 2d German ed. of Origin until May.

Schweizerbart wants to publish translation of Orchids. Asks for woodcuts for illustrations.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3487

From Asa Gray   31 March [1862]

Summary

Has been reading J. D. Morell’s new book on psychology [An introduction to mental philosophy, on the inductive method (1862)].

Progress of the Civil War.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3489
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