Sends review by Quatrefages [de Bréau] of Owen's Parthenogenesis .
J. D. Dana's congratulations on JL's marriage.
As I know you are interested in Owen's Parthenogenesis et id genus omne, I send you the enclosed Review by Quatrefages: the 1
I, also, enclose some of Huxley's Lectures.—
I hope M
What wonderfully grand doings you had at the marriage;—I
Your very sincerely | C. Darwin
P.S. I had almost forgotten what made me think chiefly of writing, viz a
letter from Dana, whom I had told of your marriage, in which
he says “I was, also pleased to hear of M
Please respeak for me to have any Bantam which
- f1 1960.f1Dated by the reference to the marriage of Lubbock's sister (see n. 6, below) and to the letter from J. D. Dana, 8 September 1856.
- f2 1960.f2Owen 1849. Lubbock was at this time working on the two kinds of reproduction—one being parthenogenic—of Daphnia (see letter to John Lubbock, 27 October ). CD's annotated copy of Owen 1849 is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
- f3 1960.f3Quatrefages de Bréau 1855–6, in which Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau reviewed current work on sexual and asexual generation. Owen 1849 was discussed in the fifth part ((1856), pp. 60–4). When Lubbock came to write up his researches, he cited Quatrefages's paper (Lubbock 1857, p. 80).
- f4 1960.f4Huxley's lectures on general natural history given at the School of Mines in 1856 and published in the Medical Times & Gazette (T. H. Huxley 1856–7).
- f5 1960.f5Ellen Frances Lubbock was pregnant. The Lubbocks' first child, a daughter, was born on 15 March 1857 (Burke's peerage 1970).
- f6 1960.f6Lubbock's sister, Diana Hotham Lubbock, was married to William Powell Rodney on 11 September 1856 (The Times, 12 September 1856). The wedding took place in Down church. CD's daughter, Henrietta Emma, aged 13, apparently attended.
- f7 1960.f7Letter from J. D. Dana, 8 September 1856. The passage quoted was probably in the section of the letter that is now missing.
- f8 1960.f8Lubbock had published his researches on Entomostraca in Lubbock 1855.
- f9 1960.f9See letter to John Lubbock, [14 January 1856].