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To A. R. Wallace   6 April [1868]

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More on the "terrible problem" of natural selection and sterility. CD’s reasons for disagreeing with ARW. CD analyses and answers ARW in detail in defence of his conclusion that sterility cannot be increased through natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  6 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 125–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6095

To A. R. Wallace   9 April [1868]

Summary

Warns ARW of dubious character of list of European alpine genera and species in volcanoes of Hawaii. Problems of geographical distribution in oceanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  9 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6109

To A. R. Wallace   15 April [1868]

Summary

Admires ARW’s "Theory of birds’ nests" [J. Travel & Nat. Hist. 1 (1868): 73].

Discusses their respective views on birds’ nests, sexual selection, and protection.

Asks why, if brilliant colours of female butterflies are result of protective mimicry, do not males become equally brilliant? CD believes variation in females alone accounts for it, rather than protection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  15 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 133–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6121

To A. R. Wallace   30 April [1868]

Summary

More on CD’s objections to ARW’s views on protection and natural selection.

Sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  30 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434: 136–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6146
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