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From William Thomas Bridges?   14 July [1868–70?]

Summary

Asks CD what prompts dogs of all kinds to roll themselves in decayed animal matter; inherited habit or immediate gratification?

Author:  William Thomas Bridges
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 July [1868-70]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13782

From H. B. Tristram   1 July 1868

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On the coloration of 26 species of Saharan birds.

Author:  Henry Baker Tristram
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 93–4, 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6262

From Edward Blyth   2 July 1868

Summary

Has examined three races of the mouflon sheep and remarks on the extent of variation in them.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6263

From Alphonse de Candolle   2 July 1868

Summary

Offers notes and reflections on Variation.

Not convinced by Pangenesis, particularly its dependence on the Cytisus [graft hybrid] examples [ch. 27 and ch. 11].

What a book could be written on the application of natural history to man! Gives examples of inheritance in man.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6264

From William Pole   3 July 1868

Summary

In Variation CD mentions colour-blindness in women. WP does not believe there are any proven cases.

Author:  William Pole
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 174: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6266

From Friedrich Hildebrand   3 July 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for mentioning his Corydalis and Primula experiments in Variation.

Has become Professor of Botany at Freiburg.

Encloses specimen of Corydalis cava.

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6267

From F. F. Geach   4 July 1868

Summary

Answers to Expression questionnaire.

Author:  Frederick F. Geach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 23/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6267F

From John Addison   6 July 1868

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Sends newspaper clipping about a nest of young birds, apparently hybrid offspring of a cock goldfinch and a hen green linnet.

Author:  John Addison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 279 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6268

From Julia Margaret Cameron   [before 10 July 1868]

Summary

On the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 10 July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6270

From J. M. Cameron   10 July 1868

Summary

More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.

Author:  Julia Margaret Cameron
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6271

From J. D. Hooker   12 July [1868]

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Sketches out subjects he intends to speak on at Norwich [BAAS meeting]: museums, CD’s work in botany, Pangenesis, early history of mankind.

Asks about CD’s "book on man" [Descent].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6272

From George Cupples   13 July 1868

Summary

Offers deerhound puppy.

Asks for photograph.

Encloses letter from George Cupples of notes, with excerpts from letters from Peter Robertson and John Wright, relating to difference in size between male and female deerhounds. Reports on weight statistics of ten [deerhound] puppies being observed.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 129–32; DAR 161: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6274

From Alphonse de Candolle   15 July 1868

Summary

Corrects himself on Robinia pseud-acacia: its spines are stipules, which explains hereditary fixity.

AdeC’s observations on movement of scalp muscles.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6277

From Ernst Haeckel   17 July 1868

Summary

Comments on CD’s health.

Has received gold medal from Dutch Academy of Science for Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Siphonophoren [1869].

His Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts [1868] has been sharply attacked by the clergy.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6280

From Edward Blyth   20 July 1868

Summary

Reports on newly discovered Sclater’s pea-fowl from Cochin China.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6281

From T. H. Huxley   20 July 1868

Summary

Prof. Kühne would like to visit CD.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6283

From G. H. K. Thwaites   22 July 1868

Summary

GHKT is going to procure some local smoke-coloured fowls and investigate them for CD.

Encloses letter on expression queries from S. O. Glenie.

Author:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 124; DAR 165: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6285

From Louis Agassiz   22 July 1868

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LA clarifies his opposition to CD’s views, which does not blind him to the great value of CD’s original researches.

Answers CD’s questions regarding sexual coloration of Amazonian fishes and the protuberances on the head of male Geophagus and Cichla during the spawning season [see Descent, pp. 520, 529].

Author:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: B78–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6286

From J. D. Hooker   25 July 1868

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Asks for information on how many languages Origin has appeared in, how many English and American editions it has gone through, and its reception abroad. Wants to disprove statement that the theory is "fast passing away".

Baby ill, scarcely any hope of recovery.

Some botanical books have come for CD.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6288

From G. H. Lewes   26 July 1868

Summary

Replies to CD’s letter [missing]. He does intend to treat of Pangenesis "as the most remarkable hypothesis yet put forth".

His articles in Fortnightly Review have grown in number so that he plans to make a book of them. Asks CD to send him notes of his objections.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D7–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6290
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