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From J. D. Hooker   19 November 1867



Will not be inclined to challenge Pangenesis.

Admits CD’s victory over JDH’s continental hypothesis (but will not give up Greenland).

Relation of variation to circumstances is shown by discovery of endemic St Helena umbellifer having same palm-like habit as an endemic Madeiran species.

Has completed Boott’s Carices [Illustrations of the genus Carex, pt 4 (1867)],

is printing W. H. Harvey’s work [Genera of South African plants, 2d ed. (1868)],

and is revising English edition of Alphonse de Candolle’s Laws of botanical nomenclature [trans. H. A. Weddell (1868)].

Arrangements at Kew. Gardener [John Smith] is very ill; Oliver reigns supreme in the Herbarium.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 182–4, DAR 47: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5683

To W. E. Darwin   20 November [1867]


Sends WED £200.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  20 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5685

From Samuel James Augustus Salter   20 November 1867


Has read CD’s queries in the Field regarding the markings of dun-coloured horses. JS has for some years been working on and observing the occurrence of ass-like striped markings in horses and wonders whether CD received any response to his queries.

Author:  Samuel James Augustus Salter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5686

From Edward Cresy   20 November 1867


Sends references to books by Charles Lebrun.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5687

From R. M. Rolfe   20 November 1867


Sends cheque for Down charities.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5688

From W. S. Dallas   20 November 1867


Has adopted CD’s plan of giving every author’s name in index [of Variation], but it causes delay.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5689

From Joseph Plimsoll   21 November 1867


Extract from a sermon.

Author:  Joseph Plimsoll
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 174: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5690

From Karl von Scherzer   21 November 1867


Sends copy of book containing measurements taken of individuals of different races during voyage of Novara [Karl Heinrich von Scherzer, ed., Reise der Fregatte "Novara", Anthropologischer Theil (1867)].

Asks for scientific advice concerning newly planned expedition.

Says Carl Vogt plans to use data from book in lectures.

Author:  Karl von Scherzer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5691

From John Edward Gray   21 November 1867


Thanks for skins and skeletons.

Has been arranging sponges [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1867): 495–558].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5692

From W. E. Darwin   22 November [1867]


Thanks CD for £200 and discusses meeting in London at the beginning of December.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5692F

To J. J. Moulinié   22 November [1867]


Will volumes [of Variation] be published separately? What is name and address of publisher in Paris?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  22 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms suppl. 66, ff. 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5693

To E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung   22 November [1867]


Encloses list of people to whom he would like presentation copies of the German edition of Variation sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Date:  22 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart (Cod. hist. 4o 333a. No 77, 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5694

To J. D. Hooker   25 November [1867]


Woolner’s bust.

Smith’s health.

St Helena Umbelliferae.


Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5696

From J. J. Moulinié   25 November 1867


First volume of Variation has been translated. He does not support CD’s suggestion that the two volumes might be published separately.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 171: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5697

To Anton Dohrn   26 November [1867]


Thanks AD for his paper on "Morphology of the Arthropoda" [Rep. BAAS 37 (1867) pt 2: 82], a deeply interesting subject.

Suggests he examine specimens of Scalpellum.

Fritz Müller thinks CD is mistaken, but CD cannot persuade himself he was wrong in his observations on Balanidae [Living Cirripedia 2: 105].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  26 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 694)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5698

To J. J. Moulinié   30 November [1867]


Glad that Reinwald does not intend separate publication of [Variation] volumes. Book had large sale at [Murray’s] auction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  30 Nov [1867]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (Ms suppl. 66, ff. 3–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5699

From Henry James Slack   30 November 1867


Writes, as editor of the Intellectual Observer, saying how much he would like to be able to publish papers by CD.

Author:  Henry James Slack
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 177: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5700

From Anton Dohrn   30 November 1867


Pleased by CD’s letter; his object was to apply CD’s principles to the reform of zoology. When this is done, it is wonderful to see how improved one’s understanding of the Crustacea (Arthropoda) becomes. Cites examples.

Author:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5701

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   2 November 1867


Will send proto-Lamarckian pamphlet [1799] by Charles White, if CD wishes. It has a graduated scale of types from snipe to man.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 159: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5668
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