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To A. R. Wallace   17 [March 1868]

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On his Primula paper for the Linnean Society ["On the specific difference between Primula veris, Brit. Fl. (var. officialis, Linn.), P. vulgaris, Brit. Fl. var. acaulis, Linn.), and P. elatior, Jacq.; and on the hybrid nature of the common oxlip; with supplementary remarks on naturally produced hybrids of the genus Verbascum", [officinalis!?] J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 437–54].

Peacocks and sexual selection.

ARW’s sterility argument has driven CD’s sons half-mad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  17 [Mar 1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 43434: 115–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6018

To A. R. Wallace   [21 March 1868]

Summary

On problem of sterility, CD cannot persuade himself that it has been gained by natural selection.

On sexual selection and minute variations, he tends to agree with ARW. Sends George Darwin’s notes on ARW’s argument.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [21 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 119–20); DAR 106: B160–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6033

To A. R. Wallace   27 March [1868]

Summary

There are so many doubtful points on the problems relating to sterility that they will never agree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  27 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 123–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6058
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