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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

To W. D. Fox   4 November 1868

Summary

Much interested in WDF’s letter on inheritance and courtship of birds. CD "in a great muddle" on many points.

Asks for further information on proportion of sexes in sheep.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 150)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6447

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

To Ernst Haeckel   7 November 1868

Summary

Thanks for [Natürliche] Schöpfungsgeschichte [1868]. "What an indomitable worker you are."

Agrees with EH’s Entstehung des Menschengeschlechts [1868].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  7 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6450

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

To W. S. Dallas   11 November [1868]

Summary

A letter strongly recommending him for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Sweetland Dallas
Date:  11 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  Geological Society (LDGSL 286/8); DAR 96: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6457

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

To G. H. Lewes   [13 November 1868]

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Summary

Arranges to call on GHL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Lewes
Date:  [13 Nov 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6459

To Friedrich Hildebrand   14 November [1868]

Summary

Suggests FH’s graft-hybrid potatoes should remain with FH.

Sends addresses of Alfred Russel Wallace and Alexander Wallace for August Weismann.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  14 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  Eilo Hildebrand (collection of facsimiles). (Original, previously owned by Klaus Groove, sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6459F

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

To Friedrich Hildebrand   16 November 1868

Summary

Thanks for Botanische Zeitung notice of CD’s paper ["On the character and hybrid-like nature of the offspring from the illegitimate unions of dimorphic and trimorphic plants", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 393–437]. FH writes clearest style of all German authors.

Asks that August Weismann be told about papers by Wallace and Bates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  16 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Eilo Hildebrand (collection of facsimiles) (Original, previously owned by Klaus Groove, sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6461

To John Higgins   16 November 1868

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £259 11s. 10d.

Obliged for JH’s good account of Francis Hardy’s management of Beesby Farm.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  16 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6461F

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

To Albert Gaudry   17 November 1868

Summary

Thanks AG for Animaux fossiles et géologie de l’Attique [1862–7]. Refers to Lyell’s quotation from AG as "one of the most striking I have ever read on the affiliation of Species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albert-Jean (Albert) Gaudry
Date:  17 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan (Library: Fondo Gaudry b. 7, fasc. 28, doc. 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6464
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