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From John Lubbock   2 November [1868]

Summary

Would like to borrow CD’s carriage on polling day.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6443

From M. T. Masters   2 November 1868

Summary

After examining a basket of piebald potatoes he does believe them to be a graft-hybrid as Friedrich Hildebrand might suggest.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6444

From T. H. Farrer   2 November 1868

Summary

The conversion of Asa Gray must be a pleasure.

CD’s doctrine accounts for and gives a vera causa of structures.

Discusses F. Hildebrand’s book.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6445

From Friedrich Hildebrand   4 November 1868

Summary

Potato graft-hybrid fails to give potatoes.

August Weismann requests Wallace’s address to find out about experiments on butterflies hinted at in Variation.

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6448

From John Lubbock   6 November [1868]

Summary

Arrangements for polling.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6449

From W. S. Dallas   7 November 1868

Summary

The position at Geological Society is now vacant, and he is working for it in earnest. Asks CD for a testimonial.

Continues his work on Für Darwin.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6451

From Ernst Haeckel   9 November 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for comments [on Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts].

Comments on Goethe and Kant as early evolutionists.

Describes birth of his son. Mentions child’s "atavisms".

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6452

From Albert Gaudry   9 November 1868

Summary

Asks permission to dedicate to CD his book on the fossil animals and geology of Attica [Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique (1862–7)]. CD will find much in it relating to the "filiation" of species, genera, and families.

Author:  Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6454

From G. H. Lewes   12 November 1868

Summary

Disappointed that he missed CD. Hopes still to see him in the flesh.

Has CD seen August Weismann’s inaugural address [see 6297]?

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6458

From T. H. Huxley   13 November 1868

Summary

CD is welcome to come for breakfast on Sunday.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6460

From G. H. Lewes   [17 November 1868]

Summary

Asks CD to propose him for Linnean Society.

Would like to have Lyell put his objections to GHL’s papers [Fortn. Rev. 9 (1868): 353–73, 611–28; 10 (1868): 61–80, 492–509] in the form of notes, so he can have them before him when he recasts his papers into a book.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [17 Nov 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: D3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6462

From W. S. Dallas   17 November 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for kind and flattering testimonial.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6463

From Alfred Tylor   19 November 1868

Summary

On corals and coral-formation.

Author:  Alfred Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6467

From Friedrich Rolle   20 November 1868

Summary

Has little information about hens with spurs. Encloses information from Robert Oettel and C. F. Friderich, and from J. F. Blumenbach’s Vergleichende Anatomie [1805]. Recommends various German publications.

Author:  Friedrich Rolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6468

From Edward Blyth   20 November 1868

Summary

Describes his tour of the Netherlands. Reports on some of the specimens he saw on his trip.

Discusses the coloration of hair in aged monkey

and sexual differences in bird species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 149, DAR 84.1: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6469

From T. H. Farrer   21 November 1868

Summary

Thinks CD’s views of insect agency and crossing might explain structure and variations of papilionaceous flowers. Lists five points. Asks CD’s opinion.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 164: 49; Linnean Society of London, MS Case 6B, No. 299
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6470

From J. D. Hooker   24 November 1868

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Summary

On H. C. Watson’s false and contemptuous criticism of [J. D. Hooker and T. Thomson] Flora Indica [1855].

W. B. Carpenter’s deep-sea dredgings.

James Croll’s last paper ["On geological time", Philos. Mag. 35 (1868): 363; 36 (1868): 141, 362].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 240–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6471

From Ernst Haeckel   25 November [1868]

Summary

Comments on experience of being a father.

Discusses possible English edition of Generelle Morphologie. Mentions necessary revisions.

Thanks CD for comment on Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte.

Discusses problem of assigning specific times to origin of classes.

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6474

From J. D. Hooker   26 November 1868

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Anxious to hear how the Lubbocks take the disastrous termination to their hopes. [Sir John Lubbock was defeated in the Parliamentary election on 25 Nov 1868.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6477

From John Lubbock   26 November [1868]

Summary

JL’s failure to be elected to Parliament.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6478
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