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To J. D. Hooker   5 [December 1863]



His bad health continues.

Thirty-two plants have come up from the earth attached to partridge’s foot.

Origin to be published in Italian.

Owen was wrong: Origin will not be forgotten in ten years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 [Dec 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4353

From J. B. Innes   17 December [1863]


Suggests a new school for CD’s son [Horace].

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4357

To the Geological Society of London   [c. 28 December 1863]


Recommendation of the admission of George Maw to the fellowship of the Geological Society of London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Geological Society of London
Date:  [c. 28 Dec 1863]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/F/1/6 No.2179)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4360F

To Ernst Haeckel   30 December [1863] – 3 January [1864]


Will be proud to receive EH’s Die Radiolarien [1862].

Health continues very weak.

[P.S. 3 Jan] Has sent EH another letter by mistake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  30 Dec [1863] – 3 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A/ Abt. 1: 1026/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4361

To John Higgins   4 December 1863


Acknowledges receipt of £248 2s. 1d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  4 Dec 1863
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4361F

From Hugh Falconer   31 December [1863]


Returns a letter wrongly addressed by CD [4361].

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4362