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To Charles Lyell   21 February [1865]

Summary

Belated thanks to CL for copy of Elements. Praises CL’s work. Notes especially Atlantic continents, the Weald, the Purbeck beds, glacial action, and the formation of lake-basins.

Also mentions account of Heer’s work

and CD’s disagreement with J. D. Forbes.

Suggests that CL have Murray print a two-volume edition [of the Elements].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  21 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.306)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4775

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  • … Murchison 1864a and Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [23 August 1864] ). …
  • … In the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 October [1864] , CD wrote: ‘I have now come round …

To Charles Lyell   25 March [1865]

Summary

Mentions Miss Buckley’s information on roosting in trees [see Variation 1: 181 n.].

Refers to Duke [of Argyll] and his Lamarckian view of change.

Roosting habits and behaviour of pigeons in Egypt.

Criticises Herbert Spencer’s works.

Has finished Elements; comments on Laurentian stages.

Remarks on his health

and forthcoming work [Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Mar [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.307)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4794

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  • … vol.  12, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 January 1864  and 26[–8] October 1864 . C.   …
  • … R.  Wallace, 2 January 1864 , and letters to J.  D. Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 25 March [1874] , Calendar no.  9372). CD did not change later editions of Origin. See also O’Brien 1970 , and Burkhardt 1974 , pp.  43–5. The reference is to Variation ; CD had been revising the early chapters since mid-November 1864, …

To Charles Lyell   7 February [1866]

Summary

Discussion of Mrs Agassiz’s letter [to Mary Lyell, forwarded to CD] regarding S. American glacial action,

with comments on Bunbury’s letter on temperate plants.

Refers to opinions of Agassiz, David Forbes, Hooker, and CD on glacial period and glaciers.

Wishes he had published a long chapter on glacial period [Natural selection, pp. 535–66] written ten years ago.

Tells of death of his sister, Catherine, and other family matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  7 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.312)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4999

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  • … vol.  12, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 June 1864  and n.  10. CD marked Haast’s …

To Charles Lyell   12 October [1866]

Summary

More comments on proofs [of CL’s Principles of geology, 10th ed.]. Discusses permanence of continents and other points.

Refers to passage describing evaporation of snow in Journal [of researches, pp. 277–8].

Cites astronomers’ views on increasing length of day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.321)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5239

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  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 October [1864] and n.  10; see also …

To Charles Lyell   15 February [1866]

Summary

Thanks CL for Hooker’s letter.

Discussion of Hooker’s views on glacial action and temperature with specific reference to S. America.

His squabbles with Hooker on transport of seeds via water currents,

temperate plants, and preservation of tropical plants during cooler period.

Expresses interest in seeing Agassiz’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  15 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5007

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  • … vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22 February [1864] and nn.  10 and 11. See also …
  • J.  D.  Hooker, 19 January [ 1865] and n.  7); however, Hooker is named as the possible author in ML 1: 479 n. There is an unbound annotated copy of the paper in the Darwin Library–CUL. During 1864, …
  • 1864 ). Hooker had questioned how tropical species could survive a former cold period, and expressed anxiety over the lack of suitable ‘greenhouse’ temperatures during such a period (see Correspondence vol.  6, letter from J.  D. …

To Charles Lyell   1 June [1867]

Summary

Comments on a discussion of humming-birds by the Duke of Argyll [in The reign of law (1867)].

Encloses article by Henry Parker on the Duke’s book [Saturday Rev. 23 (1867): 82–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  1 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.328)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5558

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  • 1864 . For more on CD’s view of Campbell’s arguments, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8  …

To Charles Lyell   22 January [1865]

Summary

Criticises Duke of Argyll’s address [to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1864)] and demurs on Argyll’s "new birth" theory.

Agrees with CL on beauty.

Enjoyed hearing of Princess Royal’s discussion [on Darwinism].

CD’s illness.

CL’s advice on chapter [of Variation] on dogs was excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  22 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.304)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4752

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  • … the end of 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  12). See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 7 January [ …

To Charles Lyell   9 June [1867]

Summary

Discusses hybridisation in cowslip and primrose.

Mentions proposed visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  9 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.329)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5566

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  • … vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] and n.  17, and Correspondence vol.   …

To Charles Lyell   8 March [1866]

Summary

Gives details of enclosed MS on cool period. Mentions Hooker’s opposed "axis of the earth" view. Causes of glacial period are beyond CD; "cannot believe change in land and water being more than a subsidiary agent".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  8 Mar [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.316)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5028

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  • … vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 23 September [1864] and n.  10. CD had formerly …

To Charles Lyell   17 March [1863]

Summary

His better opinion [of work of Boucher de Perthes].

Explains his position on CL’s treatment of species.

Mentions positive response to his ideas on the part of a German professor [Ernst Haeckel], Alphonse de Candolle, and a botanical palaeontologist [Gaston de Saporta].

Notes negative reaction of entomologists.

Mentions Falconer’s objections [to Antiquity].

Mentions work of Hooker.

Comments on paper by Owen ["On the aye-aye", Rep. BAAS 32 (1862) pt 2: 114–16]

and CD’s review of Bates’s paper [Collected papers 2: 87–92].

Thinks Natural History Review is excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  17 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.291)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4047

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  • 1864] . A.  de Candolle 1862a. See letter from Asa Gray, 27 January 1863 . The letter from Alphonse de Candolle has not been found, but see the letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 31 January [1863] . Gaston de Saporta . See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …
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