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To A. R. Wallace   28 August [1872]

Summary

Detailed response to reading of Bastian’s Beginnings of life [1872]. On the whole, it seems probable to CD that spontaneous generation is true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  28 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8488

From A. R. Wallace   31 August 1872

Summary

Further reflections upon Bastian’s book [The beginnings of life (1872)].

ARW’s prospects for Directorship at Bethnal Green Museum.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: B113–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8498

To A. R. Wallace   [2 September 1872]

Summary

Huxley’s report of Bastian’s having watched the development of the scale of Sphagnum. The importance of studies of possible causes of heterogenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [2 Sept 1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8504

To A. R. Wallace   20 October [1872]

Summary

Remarks about an enclosed specimen,

and extract of letter from W. A. L. Marshall [8560].

ARW’s good review of J. C. Houzeau de Lehaie [Études sur les facultés mentales des animaux, in Nature 6 (1872): 469–71].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  20 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8566

To A. R. Wallace   27 October [1872]

Summary

Requests the address of F. F. Geach so that he may send him his book [Expression].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  27 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  The British Library (Surrogate RP 4481/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8581A

From A. R. Wallace   15 November 1872

Summary

Appreciation [of Expression]. ARW will review it in Quarterly Journal of Science [n.s. 3 (1873): 113–18].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: B115–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8627

To A. R. Wallace   14 December [1872?]

Summary

Will be in London for a week. Invites ARW to lunch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  14 Dec [1872?]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8677

To A. R. Wallace   13 January [1873]

Summary

Response to ARW’s criticisms in his review [of Expression, Q. J. Sci. n.s. 3 (1873): 113–18].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  13 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8735

From A. R. Wallace   14 January 1873

Summary

Is not surprised CD dissents from his criticisms [of Expression?]. Holds to his own interpretation of the expression of astonishment.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 181: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8736

To A. R. Wallace   9 July [1873]

Summary

Forwards photograph, sent by [J. L. G.] Krefft, of a chrysalis attached to its food-plant; the chrysalis has adjusted its colour remarkably.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  9 July [1873]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350 Box 1 Wallace MSS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8970

To A. R. Wallace   17 November 1873

Summary

Would be happy if ARW would undertake to help with correcting the proof-sheets of his revised edition of Descent. Outlines the job that would be required.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  17 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 96: 161–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9149

From A. R. Wallace   18 November 1873

Summary

Discussion of his possible assistance on editorial work for revised edition of Descent.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: B118–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9151

To A. R. Wallace   [18 November 1873]

Summary

CD’s son [George] could do the work [of proof-correction for Descent, 2d ed.] if ARW finds he does not care for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [18 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9152

To A. R. Wallace   19 November [1873]

Summary

Further discussion of ARW’s help on new [2d] edition of Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  19 Nov [1873]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9154

From A. R. Wallace   [19 November 1873]

Summary

Thinks CD’s son George would be more satisfactory than ARW for the work on Descent.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9156

From A. R. Wallace   6 December 1874

Summary

Thanks for new edition of Descent.

His work on geographical distribution; drudgery and the often unsatisfactory nature of the result.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 106: B120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9744

To A. R. Wallace   3 August [1872]

Summary

Encloses a letter to Nature [see 8448] correcting Dr Bree, who has accused ARW of "blundering". ARW should tear up CD’s letter if he does not like it or plans to reply himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  3 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  Waddington Auction (July 1998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8447

From A. R. Wallace   4 August 1872

Summary

Has sent CD’s letter to Nature [see 8448].

Expresses admiration for H. C. Bastian’s The beginnings of life [1872] and comments on its bearing upon Origin.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 106: B111–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8450

To A. R. Wallace   22 January [1869]

Summary

Response to letter about dedication of Malay Archipelago and several scientific papers.

Changes in 5th ed. of Origin.

Now feels individual differences of paramount importance. Fleeming Jenkin has convinced him about "single variations".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library Board (Add MS 46434: 165–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6567

From A. R. Wallace   30 January 1869

Summary

Argues that [general variability] of species, not single variations or sports, is basis for modification and adaptation to new conditions.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 106: B75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6583
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